Dennis Harrell Curtiss, 90
Dec. 16, 1925 — Sept. 25, 2016
It has pleased Almighty God to take to Himself Dennis Harrell Curtiss, 90, on Sept. 25, 2016. Dennis was born Dec. 16, 1925, in Hibbing, Minnesota, to George and Letty. He was reborn a baptized child of God on Feb. 14, 1927.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a motor machinist’s mate second class and was given honorable discharge June 11, 1946. He married Elda (nee Gieschen) on Nov. 20, 1950. Elda passed away in 1953. He married Dorothy (nee Gieschen) on Aug. 7, 1959. He was employed at American Motors in Kenosha for 35 years.
Dennis (“Gamp”) is survived by a daughter, Dawn ( the Rev. Bryan O’Connor); son, Stephen; beloved grandchildren, Kathryn O’Connor and John (Stephanie) O’Connor; beloved great-grandson, Daniel O’Connor; and nieces, nephews, many friends and relatives.
Dennis was instrumental in starting two churches in Kenosha and one in West Bend. He served side by side with the Labors for Christ in the building of St. Andrew Lutheran Church in West Bend.
Dennis loved fishing and woodworking, making many items of furniture for his family. He was devoted to his family, his church and his Savior, Jesus.
The funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church (7750 N. Highway 144, West Bend, WI 53090) with the Rev. Bryan O’Connor presiding. The visitation will be held at the church Friday, Sept. 30, from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Andrew Lutheran Church or Alzheimer’s Association of Wisconsin (620 S. 76th St., Suite 160, Milwaukee, WI 53214).
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.