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Kurt Linhof

Denver, Colorado

July 11, 1950 - September 11, 2014

Kurt Linhof Obituary

Kurt Richard Linhof July 11, 1950 - September 11, 2014 Kurt left us peacefully, surrounded by family, succumbing to complications from a surgical procedure. Born in Washington, D.C., Kurt grew up in the transient world of an Air Force brat - moving around from Virginia to England, Kansas, Virginia again, Japan, and finally Texas, where he graduated from Randolph High School, Class of '67. After a few years on his own in San Antonio and Houston, he rejoined the family in the Philippines, then Hawaii, before settling in Denver in 1974. Kurt was a man of many interests. From cars to airplanes, Dali to Asian artifacts, history to humor, blues to Rock 'n Roll. He earned a Bachelor's in Business from Regis University and Master's Certificate in Telecommunications from University of Denver. He had numerous successful business ventures ranging from oil & gas to imported Balinese art to vintage guitars and amps, but his crowning achievement was the Linhof Special guitar. Within this eclectic mix, his true calling was music. He began with the accordion - probably not his first choice - in elementary school, but his heart wasn't in it. Then, at 14, he bought a red electric guitar at the air base where the family was stationed in Japan. Dad insisted his first song be "Home on the Range." He mastered that promptly, and the rest, as they say, is history. Kurt went on to write, produce and perform music; and collect, customize, and manufacture fine instruments for the rest of his life. Everything else seemed to be an addendum. He will be sorely missed by family, friends, and followers. Rock on, brother. Kurt is survived by son Chris, wife Verlene, brother Ted, and wonderful mom, Millie.

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Kurt Richard Linhof July 11, 1950 - September 11, 2014 Kurt left us peacefully, surrounded by family, succumbing to complications from a surgical procedure. Born in Washington, D.C., Kurt grew up in the transient world of an Air Force brat - moving around from Virginia to England, Kansas, Virginia again, Japan, and finally Texas, where he graduated from Randolph High School, Class of '67. After a few years on his own in San Antonio and Houston, he rejoined the family in the Philippines, then Hawaii, before settling in Denver in 1974. Kurt was a man of many interests. From cars to airplanes, Dali to Asian artifacts, history to humor, blues to Rock 'n Roll. He earned a Bachelor's in Business from Regis University and Master's Certificate in Telecommunications from University of Denver. He had numerous successful business ventures ranging from oil & gas to imported Balinese art to vintage guitars and amps, but his crowning achievement was the Linhof Special guitar. Within this eclectic mix, his true calling was music. He began with the accordion - probably not his first choice - in elementary school, but his heart wasn't in it. Then, at 14, he bought a red electric guitar at the air base where the family was stationed in Japan. Dad insisted his first song be "Home on the Range." He mastered that promptly, and the rest, as they say, is history. Kurt went on to write, produce and perform music; and collect, customize, and manufacture fine instruments for the rest of his life. Everything else seemed to be an addendum. He will be sorely missed by family, friends, and followers. Rock on, brother. Kurt is survived by son Chris, wife Verlene, brother Ted, and wonderful mom, Millie.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Kurt Linhof hosted by Fairmount Funeral Home.

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