Man pretends to be a funeral director to steal deceased fiance’s engagement ring

Terry Kurtzhals 
By: John Roberts 

(Scroll down for video) A man was jailed after he allegedly posed as a funeral director in order to steal the engagement ring from his deceased fiance’s finger.

According to police, Terry Kurtzhals, 58, entered the Wadlow Rozanke Funeral Home wearing a name-tag and claimed to reb1839present the family of the deceased woman.

Investigators say the owner of the funeral home, Rod Rozanek, became suspicious when the man tried to retrieve the engagement rings worth $500 from the deceased woman's finger.

When Kurtzhals was questioned about his work as funeral director, he became nervous. Another employee of the funeral home called police. When police officers questioned Kurtzhals, he said that he had been engaged to the woman and wanted the ring back.

Detectives discovered that Kurtzhals used to be a funeral director at one point, but lost his license and went to prison after being convicted of mishandling and stealing client’s money.

Now, police officers are looking into a complaint regarding Kurtzhal’s alleged illegal voting.
Kurtzhal is not entitled to vote because he is a convicted felon who was recently released from prison. State law prohibits a felon from voting for two years after his release from prison.

Kurtzhals was booked into jail on charges of impersonating a funeral director. He also could face charges in connection with the alleged illegal voting.