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Gary V. Curtis

June 15, 1935 ~ November 23, 2019 (age 84)

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Gary V. Curtis, age 84 of Nebraska City passed away Saturday; Nov. 23, 2019 at Select Specialty Hospital in Lincoln, NE.

Gary was born on June 15, 1935 in Nebraska City, NE; the son of Verne William and Ruth Elizabeth (Mead) Curtis.  

The family lived in Stella, NE and then moved to Sidney, IA when Gary entered the 6th grade.  He continued his schooling in Sidney and later transferred to Riverton High School where he graduated with the Class of 1952.  After high school, he attended Doane College as a History Major and played football until a knee injury forced him to quit football.

He was united in marriage to Barbara Jean Chappell on August 30, 1959 in Nebr. City and to this union five children were born:  Kristie, Bill, Tony, Robert and Kurt.  Barbara preceded him in death on Apr. 14, 2007.

  Gary worked at the former Morton House Kitchens and Montgomery Ward before beginning his career at American Meter Company where he drove truck for some 32 years.  After his retirement, he continued to drive for Viking Ship in Nebr. City.

He is survived by his children:  Kristie Dierking and husband Keith and Bill Curtis all of Nebr. City, Tony Curtis and wife Sally of Lincoln, NE, Robert Curtis and wife Heather of Syracuse, NE and Kurt Curtis and wife Carissa of Nebr. City; 11 grandchildren:  Andrew Dierking and wife Meredith, Lisa Curtis, Jordan Dierking and wife Alexis, Donna Curtis, Maisie Curtis, Shelbi Curtis, Katie Curtis, Justyn Curtis and wife Kiana, Hannah Dierking Sleyster and husband Luke, Brandon Curtis and Conner Curtis; 9 great-grandchildren, other family and friends.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday (12/4) at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Nebr. City; burial will follow at Wyuka Cemetery.

The family will greet friends Tuesday (12/3) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Gude Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Angel Tree Program to help the children of the community.


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December 3, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Gude Mortuary
403 S. 9th St.
Nebraska City, NE 68410

Funeral Service
December 4, 2019

11:00 AM
Presbyterian Church
1005 1st Corso
Nebraska City, Nebraska 68410

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