John D "Jack" Curtis
John D. “Jack” Curtis, 85, of Springfield, IL, died at 3:20 pm, Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village. He was born October 4, 1931 in Winona, Minnesota, to Donald and Margaret Sontag Curtis. He married Joyce A. Wenneker on February 12, 1982 and she survives.
Also surviving are three children, Fred (Jake) Curtis of Toledo, OH, Mike Curtis of Kansas City, MO and Elizabeth (Christopher) Cullen of Rochester, IL; one daughter-in-law, Maria Curtis of Kansas City, MO; two step-children, Julie (Dave) Johnson of Springfield, IL and Jeri Wenneker of St. Louis, MO; eight grandchildren, Jared (Lauren) Cullen, Jordan Cullen, Jacob Cullen, Jonas Cullen, Ryan Curtis, Michael Curtis, Breann (AJ) Nevins and Brittney (Scott) Snider; five great-grandchildren, Brayden Cullen, Simon Cullen, Baylee Nevins, Lennyn Nevins and JD Snider and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Susan Curtis and sister, Joan Miller.
Jack was a 1952 graduate of Hamlin University in Minnesota and was a veteran of the US Army, where he was stationed at Fort Hood, TX.
Jack was a resident of Springfield for the past two and half years, living previously in Glendale, WI. He retired from Diamond Vogel Paints in Milwaukee. Jack was a member of Theta Thi Fraternity, Toastmasters International, Elks Club and Kiwanis Club.
Memorial Gathering: 9-11 am, Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.
Memorial Service: 11 am, Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield with Pastor Dave Harmon officiating. Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Lewis Memorial Christian Village.