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.
This Obituary Has 11 Condolences
Andra Brooks31 Jul 2022
Kurt was a wonderful guy, and I know he will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I’m so very sorry for your loss.
Zee31 Jul 2022
Kurt my beloved brother, I will miss you so very much. This world will not be the same this side of Heaven. You are with our Jesus and dad now in the 3rd Heaven. Your loved ones here will run our race till we can join you and dad to be in Jesus presence.
Matthew31 Jul 2022
Kurt, regardless of the circumstances of our first meeting, I am still vary grateful to have gotten to meet you. I had that instant brother connection with you. Thank you for the support you offered and everything you have done. You WILL be missed.
Terry Garrison31 Jul 2022
Kurt remember the times in Germany, Ft Hood as well as Ft Polk DOL. I pray for your Family fly high my brother.
Melissa Cottrell31 Jul 2022
I’m sorry for your loss. My love and prayers are with you all.
LTC Angel R. Ortiz31 Jul 2022
It was my absolute pleasure to work alongside you for the past two years at AFSBn-Carson. We worked, we laughed, and we cried together as we shared many experiences during our time together. Thank you for everything you taught me, I am a better man, husband and father for it. Rest easy my friend.
Lisa Matiski Anderson31 Jul 2022
I knew Kurt through his beautiful wife, Dorothea, my former boss. Being new to the area, they welcomed me into their home for many occasions. Kurt loved to grill and entertain and ensure everyone was so having a great time. He was absolutely the “give you the shirt off his back” kind of guy. He proudly wore the love for God and his family on his sleeve. Praying for Kurt’s whole family to find comfort in the loving memories of him. Rest in peace, friend.
Debby Schollenbarger1 Aug 2022
My deepest sympathies for the loss of your son! Praying for you and the rest of your family!
Cathy Broadwell1 Aug 2022
Dorothea and family was so sorry to hear about Kurt’s passing. We know He is in heaven because of his trust in Jesus Christ and His provision for us. Kurt was a loving husband and father. Praying The Holy Spirit will comfort you and give you strength during the up coming days
Anonymous2 Aug 2022
I am so sad for your loss!!!!!
Kurt was a great human being! I will never forget Kurt as he helped me get my job and he always made me feel very welcome. No matter what he was doing he would always stop what he was doing to talk to me and I so much appreciated that. He was a great leader and always took time out of his day to walk around the AFSBn and talk to people.
He will be missed!!!
DeLisa2 Aug 2022
My brother… you were such a huge presence in my life and I will miss you the rest of mine… I’ll see you in heaven.