Dec. 3, 1913-March 4, 2013
SLAYTON – Services for Glenn Leroy Curtis, 99, of Slayton are at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Ann’s Church in Slayton. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church on Friday. Burial is at St. Ann’s Cemetery, Slayton. Totzke Funeral Home of Slayton is entrusted with arrangements.
He died Monday, March 4, 2013, at the Ambassador Good Samaritan Center in New Hope.
Glenn Curtis was born Dec. 3, 1913, on a farm near Huron, S.D., to Thomas and Florence (Rand) Curtis. Glenn grew up on the family farm and attended school in Huron and later attended Agricultural School in Brookings, S.D. In1931 the family moved to Murray County. On June 14, 1937, he and Mary West were married at St. Ann’s Church in Slayton. Following their marriage they farmed various properties around the Slayton area. During this time, Glenn also worked various other jobs to include being a city police officer. In 1958, he began working for Murray County Co-op delivering bulk fuel until his retirement in 1978. On June 14, 2012, he and Mary celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary. Mary passed away on Aug. 18, 2012. Glenn remained in their home until February 2013. Following a sudden stroke Glenn spent the last two weeks at the Ambassador Good Samaritan Center in New Hope. He was a member of St. Ann’s Church in Slayton. Glenn enjoyed road trips to visit family members, watching old westerns and the Minnesota Twins, target shooting, playing 500, and shooting pool. Glenn will be remembered for his love of family and his ever-present sharp wit.
Survivors include his six children and their spouses, Mary Jo Surprenant of Mankato, Colleen and Bob Reiter of Golden Valley, Michael Curtis of Hampton, Va., Patricia and Mark Donaldson of Knoxville, Tenn., Tom and Candy Curtis of Eden Valley and Kathleen and Charlie Blesener of Elk River; 19 grandchildren, and 31 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Mary, son Daniel, son-in-law, Kenneth Surprenant, two brothers, Dale and Clyde Curtis and one sister, Claire Jurgens.