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Donald Robert "Bob" Curtis
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Birth: Jan. 2, 1924
Plano
Appanoose County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jul. 20, 2010
Centerville
Appanoose County
Iowa, USA

Donald Robert(Bob)Curtis, age 86, of Centerville, Iowa passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at his home, after a lengthy illness.

He was born January 2, 1924 in Plano, Iowa to Mary Belle Fenton and Elmer Ellsworth Curtis. On July 29, 1942, Bob married Mary E. Henderson in Unionville, Missouri. To this union six children were born: Larry (deceased) and his wife Cheryl Curtis, Donald Curtis, (deceased) Joan Curtis Chapman, Dennis (Beverly) Curtis; Lynda (Eugene) Zemo, and Micheal Curtis.

Including his children Joan, Dennis, Lynda, and Micheal, Bob is survived by his wife Mary Curtis of Centerville, Iowa; two sisters, Vivian Sharp of Tuscan, Arizona and Caroline Bills of Des Moines, Iowa; thirteen grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; and five great, great grandchildren.

In July of 1944 Bob enlisted in the United States Army. While serving overseas in Germany, he received a purple heart for his courage and bravery. Upon return to civilian life, Bob served thirty one years with the Centerville Police Department. Also, Bob and his wife Mary owned and operated a mobile home park for twenty two years. They also owned the Eastgate Auction Barn for ten years. Bob also enjoyed antiques, In fact, he owned an antiaue shop for several years. Bob truly treasured the antiques he possessed and thoroughly knew the history behind all of them.

Funeral services with military rites will be held 1pm, Saturday, July 24, 2010 at Lange Funeral Home in Centerville with Pastor Ken Mehrohoff officiating. Burial will follow at the Oakland Cemetery in Centerville. A visitation will be held all day Friday at Lange Funeral Home with the family present from 5-7pm that evening. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the family. 
 
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 Parents:
  Elmer Ellsworth Curtis (1881 - 1934)
  Mary Belle Fenton Curtis (1885 - 1979)
 
 Children:
  Larry Lee Curtis (1943 - 2001)*
  Donald Eugene Curtis (1944 - 1997)*
 
 Siblings:
  Floyd Milan Curtis (1903 - 1977)*
  Paul F Curtis (1907 - 1908)*
  Elmer Ivan Curtis (1911 - 1969)*
  Vivian Irene Curtis Sharp (1914 - 2011)*
  Donald Robert Curtis (1924 - 2010)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakland Cemetery
Centerville
Appanoose County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Donald Bitner
Record added: Jul 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55256392
Donald Robert Bob Curtis
Added by: Donald Bitner
 
Donald Robert Bob Curtis
Added by: Donald Bitner
 
Donald Robert Bob Curtis
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Added by: Gary Craver
 
 
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During WWII, Sgt Curtis was a member of F Company, 309th Infantry, 78th Division and served in the European Theater.
- James L. Cooper
 Added: Nov. 9, 2011

- Gary Craver
 Added: Jul. 24, 2010

- Donald Bitner
 Added: Jul. 21, 2010
 
 
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