Gordon E. Curtis, age 88 of Midland, passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at home with his family by his side. The son of the late Gordon D. and Hila L. (Connor) Curtis was born August 17, 1932 in Flint. He was raised and educated in Coleman and retired from Midland Public Schools after 32 years of service. He loved to work in the garden, camping, and flea marketing. He enjoyed drawing, painting, and was a faithful lifetime member of the Wesleyan Church.
Surviving are his wife of 69 years, the former Ruth L. Rankey-Dana of whom he married June 28, 1951 in Coleman; children, Dianna (John) Ripke of Midland and their family, Dolores (Steve) Richmond-VanScoyoc of Evart and their family, Danny (Barbara) Curtis of Murfreesboro, TN and their family, Debra (Carl) Cunningham of Midland and their family, Dawn (Ken) Powell of Coleman and their family, and Duane Curtis of Lewiston and his family. Also surviving are his brother, Orville Curtis and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Gordon was preceded in death by his son, Donald Curtis; siblings, Orlin and Arthur Curtis, Hila Barnhart, Wanda Roberson, Clarence and Paul Pelton and Violet Ruth.
Funeral services for Gordon will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, April 23, 2021 from the Coleman Wesleyan Church. Pastor Scott Hayes will officiate with burial to follow in Warren Township Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Wilson MILLER Funeral Home on Thursday from 5-7 pm and again at the church on Friday from 10:00 am until the time of service. Memorial contributions in Gordon’s name may be offered to either the Sanford Senior Center or the Coleman Wesleyan Church. Personal messages of condolence may be offered to the family at www.wilson-miller.com.
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Sanford Senior Center
3243 N. West River Rd., Sanford MI 48657
Coleman Wesleyan Church
110 W. Webster St., Coleman MI 48618