The Rev. Kurt Milton Wied died Monday, March 5, 2012, surrounded by his family.
Kurt was born on Jan. 15, 1945, to Milton and Florence Wied in Minneapolis. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1967 and Luther Seminary in 1971. Kurt married Mary Knudsvig in 1967. They served parishes in LaPorte, Minn., (1971-1976); Wadena, Minn., (1976-1983); Schwabisch Hall, Germany (1983-1988); and Nisswa, Minn. (1988-2004). Kurt enjoyed his children and grandchildren, Elizabeth and Chuck Lund, Katherine and Jeremey Johnson (Jacob, Ryan, Abigail and Garrett), Anne and Josh Hayes (Hannah and Elijah), Amy and Matt Haas (Isaiah).
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Mary Wied, Laporte; and his sister, Mary Strohfus, of Hastings, Minn.
A memorial service is planned for Friday, March 16, 1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Laporte, Minn.