Thais S. (Kurz) Orr, age 100, of McHenry, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2015, at The Springs at Crystal Lake. She was born December 14, 1914 in Chicago, to William and Marie (Groenemeyer) Schilling.
Formerly of Palatine, Thais moved to Round Lake in 1936, with her husband Fred Kurz. Together they operated Kurz Machine Manufacturing in Round Lake for over 50 years. Thais loved music, playing the organ and reading poetry. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, cherished grandmother and doting great-grandmother.
Thais is survived by her two daughters, Joyce (the late Kenneth) Adams, Joan (James) Adams; six grandchildren, Jay Adams, Dennis (Kathy) Adams, Christopher (Kristy) Adams, Michael (Lee Ann) Adams, David (Michelle) Adams, Joyce (David) Fuller; fifteen great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Thais is preceded in death by her husband, Fred Kurz in 1974, her sister Dorothy Devermann, her granddaughter Jane, her grandson William, and her great-grandson Lucas.
Services were private for the immediate family. Inurnment in Highland Memorial Cemetery in Libertyville.
For those wishing to send an expression of sympathy, her family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle Chicago, IL 60674.
For information, please call the Justen Funeral Home & Crematory at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.