After struggling with increasingly debilitating COPD, David Conrad Kurner, 74, died June 18, 2018 at his home in Wheeling, WV. David was born September 9, 1943 and raised in Wheeling. He was predeceased by his parents Paul Joseph Kurner and Rosalia Yugovich Kurner and is survived by sisters Karen Kurner Braham (Herb) of Chapel Hill, NC, Judith Kurner Williamson and niece Kara Williamson Amie (Clint) and her children, Owen and Anna, all of Wheeling. He graduated from McKinley Vocational HS in 1962. David attended West Liberty State College and Devry Institute. He served 4 years in the Air Force during the Viet Nam War and after discharge continued to serve his country in the Air Force reserves. His work in the Air Force led him to the aerospace industry with jobs that took him coast to coast. During his career he became a highly specialized and certified aircraft sheet metal technician/mechanic. He finally tired of the nomadic lifestyle of his career and returned home to Wheeling. For several years he worked as a mechanic for Middle Creek Garage. He was a collector, a tinkerer, a fixer who never met a mechanical problem he didn’t think he could solve.
There will be no visitation at the funeral home. A memorial service will be held in The Bishop’s Chapel at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 with a gathering at 11:00 AM, followed by the service at 11:30 AM. with Deacon Douglas Breiding officiating.
In lieu of flowers you may make a memorial donation in David’s name to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger Street, Elm Grove Wheeling.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.