George Albert Jursch, 95, of Belton, suddenly passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Oct. 31, 2023, surrounded by his loving and devoted family. He was preceded in death by his soul mate and love of his life for 72 years, Betty Jursch. Also by sister Maxine Lewis, brothers Carl Jursch and John Jursch.
Left to honor his life are his children Nancy Turner (John), Jim Jursch (Lisa), grandchildren Wendy and Wesley Turner, Jacqueline Jursch and 2 great grandchildren, brother Harry and Barbara Jursch, sister-in-law Rita Jursch and many special nieces and nephews and many wonderful neighbors and friends.
He was born Dec 23, 1927.
It’s impossible to put 95 years of life into a few short paragraphs as his life was so very full. As a teenager, he worked on the family farm in Raymore. Then he enlisted into the Army during World War II and served as a cryptographer in the Philippines. For his entire life, he proudly wore a WWII Army hat.
Returning to Raymore, he met the love of his life on a blind date and was married in 1948. They ended up making a forever home in Belton. In 1949, he went to work for the newly opened Bendix Corp (Honeywell) and retired with 40 years of service. He was honored by them for being a founding “father.” He was a wonderful father who did all the fun things with his children, coaching baseball, scouts, music lessons, gardening, fishing/camping trips, yearly vacations across the country and the list goes on.
He was a member of South Haven Baptist Church. In the 1960’s, he became a Master Mason with the Belton Masonic Lodge No. 450 and joined the Order of the Eastern Star No. 142. Later joining Scottish Rite and Ararat Shrine where he sponsored children in need. He served those organizations as a Worshipful Master of Belton Lodge and achieved Past Grand Patron for state of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star. From this masonic affiliation, he and his wife formed many lasting life-long friendships that they cherished. His love of fishing, boating and camping continued throughout his life. He caught the biggest fish on his last trip in September with his family.
He never knew a stranger. He would talk with you for a moment and always leave you with a smile or laugh. We are forever grateful for the friendship, life lessons, love, help, sharing and caring that he gave to all of us.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org
Visitation will be Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore. Funeral service will start at 1 p.m. with Masonic and Eastern Star tributes.
Burial will follow at Mount Moriah Cemetery, 10507 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, Mo.
Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home,
Raymore, Missouri 816-322-5278