Gene A. Curtis

Gene A. Curtis, 61, of Sumner, died suddenly on Sunday, July 5, 2015, while camping with his family near Nashua.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 9, 2015, at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner with Rev. William Runaas, Jr. officiating.  Inurnment will take place at a later date. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 8th at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner and for one hour preceding services at the church on Thursday. 

Gene Allen, son of Manuel and Lucille Fravel Curtis, was born August 11, 1953, at Cresco, Iowa. He received his education in the Traer and Cresco Public Schools, and graduated in 1973 from Cresco High School. On June 24, 1978, Gene was united in marriage with Debra Tiedt at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner. Gene worked for a year after high school graduation at a locker in Lime Springs, and just completed his 41st year with Croell Redi-mix in Sumner. In addition to the work at Croell’s, Gene helped clear the school parking lots and the city streets of snow during the winter. He enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson, camping, and playing in poker tournaments in Las Vegas.

In addition to his wife, Deb of Sumner, he is survived by two daughters, Wendy Curtis-Garcia and her husband, Brandon of Phoenix, Arizona and Becky Schrage and her husband, Justin of Allison, Iowa; three grandchildren, Amira Garcia and Gavin and Griffin Schrage; one brother, Raymond (Mary) Curtis of Mabel, Minnesota; and two sisters, Doreen (Mike) Sattler of Sumner and Glenda (Joe) Lacey of Cresco.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Dale. 


Rose Otters on July 19, 2015 at 1:41 PM said:

Deb & family: My deepest sympathy to your families on your loss. Thoughts and prayers. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal but love leaves memories no one can steal. Cherish all those special memories.
Nena Winter on July 10, 2015 at 12:34 PM said:

I want to express my deepest sympathy to your entire family. I worked with Gene at Croell many years ago and always enjoyed visiting with him. Prayers for peace during this difficult time.
Sue Price on July 8, 2015 at 2:44 PM said:

You and your family have my deepest sympathy. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Roger thought alot of Gene. Now they are up there together giving each other a rough time. I am so sorry for your loss.
Mike and Colleen Heying on July 8, 2015 at 2:08 PM said:

Our deepest sympathy to you Deb and all your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Lynn & Connie Hilgendorf on July 7, 2015 at 8:47 PM said:

You are in our thoughts and prayers! My heart is heavy for your loss and for your family. This is one of the hardest things to endure. God bless you now and give you peace. Hang on to the many wonderful memories you shared. Hugs to you!
Lonnie on July 7, 2015 at 6:02 PM said:

Sorry for your loss Ded and the Curtis. Gene was a good friend in school and seen him and wife one times in NH wish we see him latey. sorry Lonnie Zubrod
Diane Frahm Foster on July 7, 2015 at 3:47 PM said:

Dear Deb and family: I am so sorry to hear the news of your husband/father passing away. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you remember the fond memories. May he rest in peace.
Steve and Barb Grabill on July 7, 2015 at 6:41 AM said:

Deb, Becky and family, we are so sorry to hear about Gene,we pray for peace and comfort for your family now and in the future, I know he will be missed so much - all our love, Barb and Steve
Nicky (Glaser) Herrmann on July 7, 2015 at 6:11 AM said:

So sorry for your loss. I heard so many good things about Gene (and Deb). I know that he meant a lot to my parents and there were many fun times had. Praying for your family.
Denise Haupt on July 7, 2015 at 4:18 AM said:

Deb and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
Diane & Joe Zabel on July 6, 2015 at 6:54 PM said:

We extend our sincerest condolences to Deb and entire family. We thoroughly enjoyed bowling with both of you years ago, back when we were able. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

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