Her husband William J. Kurtz died 1926 in New Effington, SD. He was the local butcher. Trying to find out what happened to Grandma Hazel Kissner Kurtz after she was widowed. William J. Kurtz is buried in New Effington. Her son Norman Kissner lived with them in 1914 and her daughter Hazel M. Kissner lived with them in 1920.