Joseph R. Curtis Sr.

Joseph R. Curtis Sr., 78, of Belleville, IL, born Thursday, June 18, 1931, in Methuen, Massachusetts, died Monday, January 4, 2010 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Mr. Curtis Sr. was a retired painter for Local #85. He was a former member of St. Augustine of Canterbury in Belleville, IL, Senior Vice Commander of D.A.V., a volunteer for Northwest Fire Department and a U.S. Navy and Airforce Korean War veteran.

He was preceded in death by his

  • Parents: Rene and Agnes Curtis,
  • Son: Russell W. Curtis
  • Brother: Donald Curtis
  • Brother-in-law: George Ganter

Surviving are his

  • Wife: Barbara M. Curtis nee Gantner
  • Children
    •  Joseph Curtis Jr. of Belleville, IL
    • Colleen (Mike) McElligott of St. Libory, IL
    • Jacquline (John) Voegtle of Belleville, IL
    • Annette (Alan) Hale of Maylene, AL
  • Grandchildren
    •  Adam Voegtle
    • Amanda Voegtle
    • Katie (Brett) Cankar
    • Jared Curtis
    • David Curtis
    • Ray (Cat) Hale
    • Steven Hale
  • Daughter-in-Law: Mary Charlene "Char" Curtis of Fairview Heights, IL
  • Sister-in-law: Charlotte Ganter
  • Half Brothers-in-law
    •  Bill Steffel
    • Robert (Sandy) Steffel
  • Half Sister-in-law: Jane Frances

Visitation: Friends may call from 4-8 P.M., Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at the Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, January 7, 2010 at Kurrus Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights, IL.

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