Pvt. Kurt Frosheiser Obituary

Pvt. Kurt R. Frosheiser
Pvt. Kurt R. Frosheiser
Pvt. Kurt R. Frosheiser

July 10, 1981 - November 8, 2003
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Kurt was born July 10, 1981 in Des Moines, Iowa. He attended schools in Des Moines and Ankeny. Kurt loved jammin with his brother on their guitars. He loved his family and friends and the times when all were together to celebrate. Kurt was a Chicago Cubs fan and a fan of Notre Dame football.

Kurt enlisted in the US Army in January and reported to Fort Knox, Kentucky in April 2003 to receive training as a Cavalry Scout. After completing his training, Kurt was assigned to the 2-6 Infantry at the 1st Armored Division stationed in Baumholder, Germany. Kurt was deployed to Baghdad, Iraq from Baumholder in October 2003. While in Baghdad, Kurt was trained to be a HUMMV driver.

Kurt was a young man of incredible courage who got into a HUMMV with three other men of courage during the evening of Saturday, November 8, 2003. While on patrol, Kurt was killed as the HUMMV drove by an improvised explosive devise that was detonated by someone in the shadows. Kurt was 22 years old.

Kurt was strong of heart, strong of mind, and strong of will.

Kurt is survived by his twin brother Joel of Des Moines, his sister, Erin and her husband Mike Lacey, and their children Colin and Madelyn of Altoona, and by his father Chris, by his mother, Jeanie Hudson-Holton and stepfather and Daniel Holton of Ankeny, and by his Grandmother, Harriett Bump of Park View. They all love him, are proud of him and will miss him. Kurt was preceded in death by his Grandparents, John and Ethel Frosheiser and David L. Bump, and by his stepfather Mark Hudson.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church, 650 NE 52nd Ave, Des Moines (take NE 14th St. N of I-35/80 to NE 52nd Ave.) on Tuesday, November 18. Kurt's family will be present starting at 5 p.m. A vigil service will follow at 7 p.m. A mass to celebrate his life will be said at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 19 at All Saints Catholic Church. Graveside services will follow at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines.

The family asks that memorials be made to help establish the Iowa Veterans Cemetery (Iowa Veterans Medal, Governors Office, State Capital, Des Moines, IA 50319) or to Specialist Robert E. Jackson (Wells Fargo Bank, 600 Army Post Road, Des Moines, IA 50315). The family also asks that prayers are offered and candles lit for all those men and women serving our country in these difficult days. They are the sons and daughters of us all.

Arrangements by Westover Funeral Home.




All Saints Catholic Church
650 NE 52nd Street
Des Moines, IA US 50313
Tuesday, November 18, 2003
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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All Saints Catholic Church
650 NE 52nd Street
Des Moines, IA US 50313
Wednesday, November 19, 2003
10:30 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Wednesday, November 19, 2003