Kurt Thompson von Sternberg, Omaha, Neb., was born on Aug. 11, 1958, in Middletown, Conn. to A. Carl and Millicent Jane Thompson von Sternberg. He graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School Class of 1976 and Iowa State University in 1980. Kurt passed away tragically in a car accident on April 2, 2021, in Harrison County, Iowa. Kurt is preceded in death by his father and mother; brother, Paul; sister, Millie; and father-in-law, Donald Bertelsen. Survivors include his wife, Debra; children, Josh Stone, Jake (Kathy) Stone, and Molly (Mike) Newman; grandchildren, Casey Stone, Kalen and Karoline Stone, and Jay and Willy Newman; brother, Mark (Lisa) von Sternberg; sisters, Leanna (Ryan) Kehoe and Allena (Mark) Kindrachuk; step-mother, Janet von Sternberg; mother-in-law, Loretta Bertelsen; family-in-law, Patti Bertelsen, Peg (Gary) Smiley, Pam (Gene) Gochenour, David (Diane) Bertelsen, Donna Peters, and Laurie (Mike) Cooper; nieces and nephews; family and friends. Memorials are suggested to Lauritzen Gardens Conservation Programs.
A Memorial Service remembering Kurt will be on Saturday, October 9 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 633 Willow Ave., Council Bluffs, Iowa. lnurnment at 3:00 p.m. at Wyuka Cemetery, Nebraska City, Nebraska. A Celebration of Life lunch will follow.
The family requests that guests consider wearing masks at indoor services. We know that Kurt would want every precaution taken to protect any vulnerable guests in attendance.