Kurt G. Bresnitz | AspenTimes.com

Kurt G. Bresnitz

Kurt G. Bresnitz; One of the most recognizable faces of Aspen for the last five decades, died last weekend Nov. 5th 2016. He was 98 years young. He was born in Vienna Austria and spent the first 18 years of his life in Europe. He immigrated to the United States in 1938 and volunteered into the U.S. Army in 1941. He served as a Technical Sergeant, Interpreter and Undercover Agent who received 4 Bronze stars for his service in World War II. He married his wife Lotte in 1944 and joined her in New York in 1945. Following the war, he studied Horology and was a Jeweler. In 1948 they moved to Denver Colorado then in 1950 they vacationed in Aspen and fell in love with the then small and growing town. They were instantly enchanted and in one afternoon their lives were changed when they decided to relocate from Denver to Aspen. It was a decision neither regretted, as they both fell in love with Aspen and became active members of the community. Kurt went into business for himself opening a watch and jewelry store and Lotte went to work as a nurse at aspen Valley Hospital. They later had two children, Carol and John. Kurt loved stamp collecting, fishing, music and literature, but mostly he loved his family and many-many good friends. Kurt is survived by his two children, five grandchildren, three great grandchildren his cat Mimi and service dog Charlie. The Family would like to thank his personal caregivers including Charlene Goodwin, Jessie Adams, Michel and Charity Merrill Bervaldi as well as Hogan with Hospice of the Valley. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking well-wishers to make donations to the Pitkin County Animal Shelter, 212 AABC, Aspen, Colo., 81611 or charity of their choice.

Services will be announced at a later date.

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