Capt. Jeff Kuss’ remains come home to Durango

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Capt. Jeff Kuss’ remains come home to Durango

Community encouraged to line route of motorcade Saturday morning
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There are several ways to support Kuss family members as they bring Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss home this weekend. They would prefer these options to flowers:
A GoFundMe site was set up to benefit the family of Kuss, a Durango native. The fundraiser was set up by Kuss’ sister-in-law, Nicole Perino. By Friday evening, more than 3,900 donors had contributed more than $330,000 toward the goal of $500,000. To donate, visit www.gofundme.com/jeffkuss.The International Council of Air Shows established a fund for the family, according to its website. The organization provides financial assistance to members of the air show community after a death or other catastrophe. Donors may contribute to the Capt. Jeff Kuss Foundation at www.icasfoundation.org.A separate fund was created to help defray expenses related to Kuss’ memorial service in Durango and the public reception Saturday afternoon. Donations to the Jeff Kuss Memorial Fund may be made at the Bank of the San Juans/Division of Glacier Bank, 144 E. Eighth St., Durango, CO 81301.The Jeff Kuss Memorial Scholarship was founded by the family through the Fort Lewis College Foundation to help veterans earn a college degrees. Donations may be made at https://apps.fortlewis.edu/makeagift.The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation set up the Captain Jeff “Kooch” Kuss USMC Memorial Scholarship and will accept donations to help the children of fallen Marine or Navy corpsmen pay for post-high school education. Donations may be made to the foundation’s Heroes Tribute Scholarship Program, which has committed up to $30,000 for Kuss’ children, Calvin, 4, and Sloane, 1, when they reach college age.

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Capt. Jeff Kuss’ remains come home to Durango

Janet Kuss, mother of Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, arrives with her family and her son’s remains at the Durango-La Plata County Airport on Friday afternoon. Kuss, a Blue Angel pilot who flew No. 6, died June 2 during a training exercise in Smyrna, Tennessee. A motorcade, private memorial service and public reception will be held today.
Family members of Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss carry his remains out of the plane on Friday afternoon at Durango-La Plata County Airport. Kuss, a Blue Angels pilot and Durango native, died June 2 when he was flying his plane in Tennessee practicing for an airshow. “He was way more than a pilot,” his mother, Janet Kuss, said. “He was humble, humorous and handsome.”
Family members of Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss carry his remains out of the C-130 Hercules transport plane Friday afternoon at the Durango-La Plata County Airport. Kuss, a Blue Angels pilot and a Durango native, died June 2 when he was flying his plane in Tennessee.
Family members of Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss carry his remains out of the plane on Friday afternoon at Durango-La Plata County Airport. Kuss, a Blue Angels pilot and Durango native, died June 2 when he was flying his plane in Tennessee. The public is encouraged to line the motorcade route Saturday morning as family and friends travel to Greenmount Cemetery for a private service.
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