Roy C. Curtis

Resided in Rapid River, MI
Died June 21, 2019

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
10 Grandchildren
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.

5 Tributes for “Roy C. Curtis

    R.I.P Uncle Roy, you will be missed by so many. Roy had the kindest heart, loved everyone, he was always there to help when needed. I will always have the fondest memories of him walking me down the isle so much love he had to give everyone.
    Prayers for all the family to heal their broken hearts . Roy will live in our hearts and prayers for eternity.

    Diane and I will miss you Uncle Roy along with your kindness, your warm smile, and the love from your heart we felt when we stopped for a visit. I enjoyed walks in the fall we had has uncle nephew conversations along with laughter we enjoyed together. May you walk in Gods gardens enjoying your new journey of life knowing we will have you in our thoughts and prayers as you watch over each and everyone in your family. Our prayers and thoughts go out to all of your family. Rest In Peace Uncle Roy. We Love You.

    We were saddened to read of Roy’s passing. We remember him as gentle man and we feel so lucky that our life’s paths crossed. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Many years ago as I started my career in the IBEW, Roy was my first foreman. I will never forgot the valuable lessons he taught me, along with the patience and work ethic he instilled. I wish all new apprentices could a class act like Roy Curtis at the beginning of their careers. RIP brother Roy.

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