Kurt Louis Pounds, age 57, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was born on March 2, 1965, in Perryton, Texas. He graduated from Pampa High School in 1984. On December 29, 1989, he married the love of his life, Dorothea Grafe in Germany, with which he had 3 beautiful children. Kurt served in the US Army from 1985 to 1997 before medically retiring. Kurt was a resident of Monument since March 2021; he was a resident of the Colorado Springs area for many years. He proudly worked as the Deputy to the Commander at the Logistics Readiness Center at Fort Carson, overseeing operations of maintaining military equipment, and approximately 700 employees.
Kurt enjoyed spending time outside in nature, especially on his back porch, where he felt peace and tranquility. He was a kindhearted, fun loving and good-humored person who loved spending quality time with his family, which included many meaningful conversations, cooking out and watching movies. Kurt strived to provide for his family, to be a strong role model to his children and all the people who knew him. Kurt was a well-respected member of the military community and a much-loved brother, father, husband and son. His passion was to ensure soldiers headed into battle were equipped to the fullest extent to ensure a safe return home.
Kurt is survived by his loving wife: Dorothea Pounds; his children; Kamran, Nathaniel, Caitlin and Tyson Pounds; his mother: Janice Strate; his 102-year-old grandmother: Lucy Schwalk; and his sisters: DeLisa Oats and husband Graham Oats, Zee and husband Matthew Webster, Kim and husband Adam Felix and his grandson Bently. Kurt was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Strate.
Family visitation will be held from 4:00 pm – 5:00pm. Public visitation is 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Monday, August 1, 2022, at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colorado. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at Radiant Church, central campus on Maizeland and is open to friends and family. The service will be livestreamed from Radiant Church. Burial will occur at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at Pikes Peak National Cemetery.