Roy C. Curtis, age 88, of Rapid River, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, June 21, 2019.
Roy was born September 27, 1930 in Dafter, MI the son of Roy E. and Beatrice (Christie) Curtis.
Roy served in the United States Navy from 1951 to 1954. He was united in marriage to Lois Norden on September 1, 1956. The couple spent 63 years together.
He was a proud member of the I.B.E.W. for 60 years, and served as their Business Agent for 8 years up to his retirement in 1993. He enjoyed woodworking, carpentry and volunteering his time. He gave of his time to anyone who asked, and enjoyed helping at his church, Calvary Lutheran in Rapid River. Roy loved spending time with his family, especially his Grandchildren, he always looked forward to visiting with them. He enjoyed travel, trips with his sister and brother in law were some of his best memories. Roy was loved by his family, friends and co-workers, and will be missed by all who knew him.
Roy was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Rapid River and the Rapid River American Legion.
In addition to his loving wife, Lois, Roy is survived by:
3 Sons: Guy (Mary) Curtis of Rapid River, MI
Ken (Lynn) Curtis of Gladstone, MI
Glen (Jennifer) Curtis of Kenosha, WI
2 Sisters: Frances Schael of Pontiac, MI
Jackie Graham of Spaulding, MI
12 Great Grandchildren
And number Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins
Roy was preceded in death by:
2 Brothers: Robert and Raymond Curtis
3 Sisters: Violet Bergo, Betty Horton, and Margaret Savoie
Family will receive friends Friday, June 28, 2019 from 2:00 until 4:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Military Honors will be presented by the Rapid River American Legion at 3:45 PM. Funeral services are scheduled for 4:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone with Pastor Stephen Gauger of Calvary Lutheran Church officiating. A luncheon will follow at Calvary Lutheran Church in Rapid River. Roy will be laid to rest in Perkins Cemetery. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Curtis family.