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August 4, 1961—September 22, 2021

Dr. Kurt L. Ochsner

By Shane Bevil | Oct 07, 2021
Dr. Kurt L. Ochsner

Tulsa, Okla. — Kurt Louis Ochsner was born August 4, 1961 in Springfield, Mo., to Winston Arthur and Peggy Jean (Fleisch) Ochsner. He passed from this life on Wednesday, September 22, at the age of 60.

Kurt was the youngest of the Ochsners' three children and had two older sisters. The family moved to Tulsa, Okla., when Kurt was a senior in high school.

He was an active youngster who had a drive to accomplish big things with his life. He played the trumpet in the Renegade Regiment Marching Band at Union High School in Tulsa, earned his Eagle Scout Award, and played on Union’s baseball team which won the Oklahoma High School Baseball Championship his senior year in 1979.

He graduated from Union High School in 1979 and attended Oklahoma State University and transferred to Logan School of Chiropractic Medicine in Chesterfield, Mo., where he earned his bachelor’s degree in human biology in 1983 followed by his Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine in 1985. He opened Ochsner Chiropractic Centre on March 3, 1986 in Tulsa. Kurt’s practice thrived through his hard work, dedication, and commitment to making his patient’s lives better and more pain free.

Kurt met Jaxie Laniece Abernathy and they married in Oklahoma City on June 7, 1986. Kurt and Jaxie had three children.

The Ochsner family was actively involved  in several Baptist church communities and in recent years, Battle Creek Church in Broken Arrow, where Kurt taught in both youth and college Sunday School.  Het enjoyed choral music and was an active member of the church choir.

He remained physically active and played church league softball and golf whenever and wherever possible.

Kurt loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter who raised champion English setters and pointers, running them in field trials across the country. He owned and handled a humber off winners, dating back to 1989 with Rocking Razmataz which won 28 placements. TensionTamer was another that won in the 1990s, followed by Unexpected and Undertaker. His most recent prospect, Unexpected, was whelped in March.

Kurt’s family describes him as hard working, energetic, faithful, and fun loving. He was a man with a big heart who was benevolent and generous.  He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Jaxie of Bixby, daughters Hunter Nicole Beless and husband Brooks of Cave Springs, Ark., Alexandra Jordan Ochsner of Bixby; son Drake Winston Ochsner and his wife Chelsea of Tulsa; and four grandchildren, his mother Peggy Jean Ochsner of Tulsa, and sister Kristy Lee Farmer Workman and her husband Bradley of Edmond.

He also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 

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