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IN MEMORY OF Glenn Curtis

March 13, 2013

 Glenn Curtis  
Glenn Curtis
Funeral services were held at St. Annís Church in Slayton, MN on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. James Seitz officiating.†
1913 - Glenn Curtis - 2013

Glenn Curtis was born on December 3, 1913 on a farm near Huron, South Dakota to Thomas and Florence Rand Curtis.†Glenn grew up on the family farm and attended school in Huron and later attended Agricultural School in Brookings, South Dakota. In 1931 the family moved to Murray County, Minnesota.†On June 14, 1937 he and Mary West were married at St. Annís Church in Slayton, Minnesota.†Following their marriage they farmed various properties around the Slayton area.†During this time, Glenn also worked various other jobs including being a city police officer.†In 1958, he began working for Murray County Co-Op delivering bulk fuel until his retirement in 1978.†On June 14, 2012 he and Mary celebrated their 75th Wedding anniversary.†Mary passed away on August 18, 2012.†Glenn remained in their home until February 2013. Following a sudden stroke Glenn spent the last two weeks at the Ambassador Good Samaritan Center in New Hope, Minnesota.†Glenn passed away there on March 4, 2013 at the age of 99.†He was a member of St. Annís Church in Slayton.†Glenn enjoyed road trips to visit family members, watching old westerns and the Minnesota Twins, target shooting, playing 500, and shooting pool.†Glenn will be remembered for his love of family and his ever-present sharp wit.

Survivors include his six children and their spouses: Mary Jo Surprenant, Mankato, MN, Colleen and Bob Reiter, Golden Valley, MN, Michael Curtis, Hampton, VA, Patricia and Mark Donaldson, Knoxville, TN, Tom and Candy Curtis, Eden Valley, MN and Kathleen and Charlie Blesener, Elk River, MN; 19 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.† He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Mary; son Daniel; son-in-law Kenneth Surprenant; two brothers: Dale and Clyde Curtis and one sister Claire Jurgens.†

Funeral services were held at St. Annís Church in Slayton, MN on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. James Seitz officiating.†The readers were Margaret Surprenant-Ostrowski and Theresa Surprenant-Barker. The organist was Judy Andrews.†The song leader was Sheila Crowley with special music by Ruthanne LaQua.†The pallbearers were Gregory Surprenant, Susan Bergstrom, Shannon Tate, Justin Vandeputte, Megan Erickson, and Lucas Blesener.†Interment is at St. Annís Cemetery Slayton, MN.†Totzke Funeral Home of Slayton is entrusted with arrangements. To send condolences visit†In lieu of flower memorials are preferred.

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