Kurt Edson Trede

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Kurt Edson Trede, age 75, of Fischer Texas, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at home on November 27, 2023. Kurt was born March 4, 1948, in Burbank California to Norman and Hermoene (aka Herky) Trede. Kurt’s father was a career Army officer, so Kurt grew up traveling the world. He graduated from Taipei American School in Taiwan. Within months of graduating from High School, Kurt joined the Army, and served in Vietnam and Thailand. After proudly serving his country, he was honorably discharged, attended the University of Texas, and began his civilian work life. Kurt had a long and successful Hearing Healthcare Industry career as a consultant, vice president, national account/sales manager, and trainer.

The fundamental priority of his life was his relationships. No matter where Kurt went, Kurt made friends, and all of them were important to him. Two of the more significant groups of friends were his audiologist friends and his Taipei American School (TAS) friends. At the 2004 TAS reunion, as a bonus, Kurt met Pam, his bride of 17 years. Pam and Kurt made a wonderful life together in the hill country of Texas.

Whatever Kurt did, he did wholeheartedly with passion and commitment. He was compassionate, smart, and funny. He lived life large, doing everything in his own way and in his own style. He pursued many, many experiences and all variety of projects. Kurt had many interests and hobbies. His biggest passion was the non-profit Scott Haug Foundation which provides scholarships for audiology students. Kurt was one of the founding members of the foundation in 1985. Kurt invested much of his time and energy in organizing conferences, events, and golf tournament fundraisers for the Foundation. For more information see: ScottHaug.org

Kurt was predeceased by his father, Norman Trede, and brother Karl Trede. Kurt is survived by his wife, Pamela Reppert Trede; his siblings Kent Trede and Karen Olson; his sister-in-law Vita Trede; his 102-year-old mother Herky Trede; and many cousins and extended family members.

If Kurt were here he would say “It was a good ride! Love and Laugher, Kurt”

Memorial donations may be made in Kurt’s memory to the Scott Haug Foundation

Venmo https://account.venmo.com/u/ScottHaug84

Reception afterward at: 1671 Stallion Springs Dr, Fischer, Texas


Memorial Service: Saturday, December 9, 2023 2:00 pm

Lux Funeral Home & Cremation Services
1254 Business 35 N.
New Braunfels, TX 78130


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  1. Our condolences for the whole family. Kurt was a fun and loving person we all wish we could be!

  2. Words cannot express how saddened we are to hear of your loss. Kurt was a truly special person who will be greatly missed by all those lucky enough to have known him.

  3. I knew Kurt for about 60 years and it’s going to be very hard to say goodbye. He was a true original who will greatly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Pam and the family. Lots of great memories. Travel well, my friend.

  4. My heart aches with this. How Kurt will be missed. Some folks you hope will be in your lives forever – and this guy was one of them. God took a good one home to be with him this time.
    Thank you for allowing us to be part of your life, Kurt – so many laughs, hugs, talks, amazing memories over the years. I was very, very lucky to have you in my life.
    Love to Pam, Karen, your brother, Herky and your friends that will also miss you so very much.
    Love you all – will miss you my friend.

  5. Hard to believe a man who was so full of life is suddenly gone. Much gratitude for a friendship and memories dating 40 years. Much love to Pam, your mom Herkey and your sister Karen. Friends with your sense of humor, principles and leadership skills do not come our way every day.

  6. Kurt was such a wonderful man. The joy he brought to my step sister was inspiring and filled with love. He was a welcomed addition to our family. We all love the time we had with him. My heart is breaking. Thank you for your love of country, the audiology community and Pam. You will be missed by all.

  7. Next to my immediate family, I’ve known Kurt longer than anyone else. In our younger days, we partied together, got in trouble together, and covered for each other whenever needed. He was a true, loyal, and generous friend.

    The first word that always comes to mind when I think of Kurt is charisma. As early as high school, people gravitated toward him. When he walked in the room, he always became the center of attention. Do you remember the commercial, “The Most Interesting Man in the World?” That commercial fit Kurt.

    The world became a less interesting place with his passing.

    Mary and I are keeping Pam and the family in our prayers.

  8. My condolences to the Trede family. Kurt was a great neighbor, always willing to help his fellow neighbor. He will be missed. Rest in piece my friend.

  9. Condolences to Pam and the entire Trede family! May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time. May Kurt’s memory be everlasting!

  10. My condolences to Mrs. Herke and her family. May God bless you all and keep you in his care.

    God Bless,
    Margaret Tucker (Austin Palette Club),

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