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McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home
Sunday July 1st, 2018
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Sunday July 1st, 2018

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Monday July 2nd, 2018

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Kurt Rumpler

Troy -  Kurt A. Rumpler ,66 of Speigletown and Minneola, FL passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2018  at his longtime home in Speigletown,  a result of a fearless battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his immediate and extended families and overlooked his verdant tree farm during his final days.

Born in Troy, he was the son of the late Carl J. Rumpler and son of Marion Muir of Troy and best friend and  beloved husband for 45 years to Karen Stevens Rumpler of Troy.

Raised and educated in Troy, he was an accomplished eagle scout, he was a graduate of Lansingburgh High School, class of 1970 and attended Northeastern University in Boston as a member of Delta Chi Fraternity.   From 1975-1978 he served Rennselaer County as Sheriff, Commissioner of Motor Vehicle (1978-84) and proudly as Assistant to the Rennselaer County Executive (Buono). Kurt later served  nine years in the State of New York Labor Department and eventually retired from the New York State Insurance Fund in 2008.

Kurt was a lifelong professional in the service industry as a Bartender, working most notably at the Desmond Hotel, the Saratoga Race Track and various locations at Disney Florida resorts serving up laughter with his drinks and killing others with his jokes.  Kurt will be remembered as a gregarious, compassionate and generous man who treasured his family and friends.  He influenced those he met with his esteemed work ethic, steadfast altruism and relentless humor. He is remembered by many locals as the curator and proprietor of the K & K Christmas Tree Farm of Speigletown, NY.

For the past 20 years, Kurt wintered in Minneola, Florida with his wife Karen and enjoyed traveling the world with her, directing group travel, meeting people of all walks and creating lasting memories.

Survivors in addition to his wife, Karen and mother Marion  his two sons Christian Rumpler of Orlando, FL and Marc J Rumpler (Tara), Nashville, TN  and two African Grey parrots, two  brothers Eric Rumpler of Troy and Todd Rumpler of Las Vegas, NV.  Altogether Kurt was a dedicated grandfather of six including Tyler R, Dylan (Hess), Hayleigh E, Carl J, Karsten J and Evelyn G Rumpler. Further, Kurt’s inherited and adored siblings by marriage include David Stevens, Bobby Stevens, Diane Heer, Darrin Stevens and Dean Heer and his mother in-law June Hansen Stevens all of Troy.

Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh.

Relatives and friends may call on Sunday, prior to the service from 2 to 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Friends are welcome to attend a Celebration of Life to be held on Monday, July 2, 2018 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Hilltop Bowl, 40 Hansen Road, Troy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, Memorials Processing, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or The Community Hospice, 310 South Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208. Please visit www.mcloughlinmason.com.

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I send my thoughts and prayers for Kurt's soul and to all his family.Kurt was always so funny and outgoing.He was a good friend. Although the miles and years between us were many. I always followed on social media his and Karen's travels and pictures.It saddens me that the good die young.Kurt was one of the good guys.RIP Kurt.

Douglas Fox Jul 7 2018 12:00 AM

Karen and family,My deepest condolences. Kurt was one of a kind. his work work ethic, willingness to help others and his larger than life personality was second to none.He always made people feel comfortable in any situation. Thoughts and prayers.

Dave Wehner Jul 3 2018 12:00 AM

Sad to hear of Kurts passing. I knew him casually back in the 1980s through mutual friends and recall him as a really super guy. Condolences to his family and friends. RIP Kurt.

Chris Magin Jul 1 2018 12:00 AM

Karen and family, John and I were very shocked & saddened by the passing of Kurt. We are sending our sincere condolences to all of you at this time.

Karen Fitzgerald Jul 1 2018 12:00 AM

Dan KostenblattMy deepest condolences to the Rumpler and Stevens Family's. Rest in Peace Kurt.

Dan Kostenblatt Jul 1 2018 12:00 AM

Very sorry for hearing about Kurts passing. I will always remember him and his great sense of humor! I remember my first cruise with Kurt and Karen -I will never forget. Our sincerest condolences to Karin and her family.

Don Miller Jul 1 2018 12:00 AM

Karen and family, We're so sorry to hear about Kurt passing...such a funny, wonderful guy! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sam and Kirk Speanburg

Sam Speanburg Jun 30 2018 12:00 AM

Kurt was one of kind, and will be forever missed and loved. My deepest condolences Karen and family.

Robin Young Jun 30 2018 12:00 AM

To: Karen & Family; I'd like to send you my deepest condolences to you and your entire family. May he rest in peace.

Art Durivage Jun 30 2018 12:00 AM

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