Jack CurtisJack Curtis, the hardest working man his family has ever known, retired permanently Oct. 18, 2013, at the age of 92.
Jack Curtis, the hardest working man his family has ever known, retired permanently Oct. 18, 2013, at the age of 92.
There must have been a problem with the Pearly Gates of Heaven because he wasn’t going anywhere unless there was something needing repair or a project to keep him busy. He left this world, quietly, peacefully and is now where his spirit is free, his soul is comforted and is embraced in the welcoming arms of our Lord.
He has joined those who have gone before him … his parents, Ace and Luella Curtis; daughter Joyce; grandson Mark; siblings Marion, Lillian, Margaret, Bud and Bill; and former wives, Julia, Grace and Vivianne, in making a plan on how to help those who have yet to join them.
Here on earth he is survived by many who will always need a bit of fixing and certainly benefit from a bit of heavenly help; children Michael (Marge) Gibson, Lynn (Al Graff) Freeman, Gloria (Jeff) Moen and John (Therese) Curtis; 18 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nephews and nieces; and Jean Curtis.
Jack is also survived by a very special group of people too numerous to mention individually: the staff and residents at Sunnyside Heath Care Center who cared for and about him, who became his friends, companions and neighbors ... his lifeline. His family hopes someone will carry on his self-appointed handyman duties: weeding the garden, feeding the birds, and bringing a smile each day with a kind and energetic spirit.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in the Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St., Cloquet. Inurnment will be at Hope Lutheran Cemetery in Floodwood.
To sign the guestbook and offer an online tribute, see www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com.