1930 – 2018
A long-time member of Western Michigan Region left us Thursday, November 29. Kurt was born and raised in Germany and had some interesting tales of life there. Eventually he migrated to the U.S. and became a citizen. He was employed much of his life by S. C. Johnson, working for the company both in Europe and here. He acquired his beloved 1965 356 SC in Europe and brought it with him to America. In 1979, Kurt joined Porsche Club and WMR. During his time with the club he served in a variety of posts, including President, the Grattan driving event chair, and most recently historian and insurance coordinator. Kurt is survived by his wife Shirley, a sister (Monica Kreitz, who lives in Germany), two adopted sons (Geoffrey Towner Wirth and Alexander Reed Wirth-Cauchon) and his daughter Stephanie Alexandra Wirth along with their family members. Kurt had four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was a regular at a variety of events, and always brought with him a touch of European flair. You can find his complete obituary here. Rob Clark has penned a tribute, which you can read here. Please send any pictures to add or stories about him to the webmeister. Kurt Wirth will be sorely missed. Farewell, good friend and may you rest in peace.
Kurt in his 356 SC – late fall 2018