John Curtis1931 - 2018
John August Curtis age 87 of Ocqueoc
passed away unexpectedly at home on
September 27, 2018
He was born August 21, 1931 in Ocqueoc to
George and Hannah (Schalk) Curtis,
John served in the United States Navy during the Korean War; he was
honorably discharged in 1952. When he returned home he opened
Johnny’s Mobil Service in Ocqueoc. On August 13, 1955 he married
Eileen Schaedig at St. John Lutheran Church. In 1960 he began operating
Curtis Excavating. In 1970 he started Curtis Sports Center, selling Rupp
Snowmobiles and Stihl Chainsaws. On New Year’s Eve in 1989 he and
Eileen opened the Deer Hunt Inn. He enjoyed hunting, playing cards and
Casino trips. John was a life member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and
the Rogers City VFW Post 607.
He is survived by
2 daughters, Tina (Tom) Hartley of Louisiana and
Candy (Terry) Peltz of Rogers City;
1 son, Todd (Lori) Curtis of Rogers City;
6 grandchildren, Steven Hartley, Melissa (Daniel) Carney, Joshua Curtis,
Misty Curtis, Ben Peltz and Katie Peltz;
2 great grandchildren, Ethan and Charlotte Carney; and
1 sister, Agnes Schaedig.
John was preceded in death by:
his wife, Eileen in 2003;
his parents, George and Hannah and
10 siblings, Norm, Bob, Ray, Russ, Clarence, Carol, Isabelle,
Lorene, Joe and an infant sister.
Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Saturday, September 29th
from 4-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m, followed by a military
tribute offered by the Rogers City VFW Post 607. Visitation will resume
on Sunday at Immanuel Lutheran Church from 12 p.m, through time of
service at 1 p.m. with Pastor Kurt Lambart officiating, Rogers City VFW
will accord military honors immediately following the church service.
Interment will take place at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in memory of John Curtis
to the Rogers City VFW Post 607.