On Dec 8, 2023, Kurt Joseph St. Jean was the victim of a tragic plane crash in Anchor Point, Alaska.
Kurt was born on June 16, 1971 in Denver, Colorado to Richard and Mary St. Jean. He grew up in Delta, Colorado on Mesa Ranch with his sister and three brothers. He completely embraced the middle child mentality. He graduated from Olathe high school in 1990 and soon after took off to California to begin his life’s adventure. There he attended and graduated from San Diego State University. After graduation, he moved to Alaska where he made his home in the small fishing community of Homer. There he lived a life that many only dreamt of living. He was a commercial and sport fisherman, a boat captain, a carpenter, a real estate investor, a big game hunter, a pilot, a world traveler/experiencer… he was the ultimate adventurer.
Everyone that knew Kurt loved him! He had the Biggest heart. He loved people of all walks of life and cultures. When he traveled he wanted to visit with the locals and experience their lives. He was the life of the party. He was the party. He had the best stories. He was the favorite uncle. Kurt loved life and lived it to its fullest.
Kurt is survived by the love of his life, Kristen Fenske (her daughter Lindsey and her grandchildren: Mason and Nova); his mother, Mary St. Jean; his sister, Renee Cronenberg (Kelly); his brothers: Kyle (Cara), Chad (Andi), and Zachary (Kresta); fifteen neices and nephews, aunts, uncles, dozens of cousins and many, many friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Richard St. Jean.
Kurt will be greatly missed but not forgotten. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Kristen’s Go Fund Me to help with her medical costs.