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Ivan William Curtis, 77


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Ivan William Curtis, age 77, of Belding, passed away in the late evening hours of Sunday, October 12, 2014, at Metron of Belding Nursing Home following a long illness.† He was born on September 23, 1937 in rural Carson City, Michigan, to Lon and Mrytle (Topper) Curtis.† Ivan attended a township elementary school near the farm on which he lived, and went on to finish high school.† He also attended a trade school in Columbus, Ohio and completed coursework and testing in welding. He became a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, Local 190, and worked for Subsurface Construction Company for many years as a welder on natural gas lines.† He married Dolores Kay (Boucher) Russell on September 27, 1985 in Ionia, and she survives.† Ivan was an avid woodworker enjoyed fishing throughout his life, and during his younger years, enjoyed deer hunting.††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Ivan is survived by, Dolores, his dear wife of 29 years; and a son, William Paul Curtis of Belding; his mother-in-law, Barbara Boucher of Muskegon; sisters-in-law, Gloria (Michel) Kinter of New Jersey, Michelle (Dennis) Munger of Rockford and Paul (Virginia) Boucher of Dexter, Michigan; nieces and nephews, Olivia Kinter, Erin Munger, Adam Boucher and Adelyn Boucher; and several other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.† Ivan was preceded in death by his parents, and several brothers and sisters.††


Services will be held on Friday, October 17, at Verdun Family Funeral Home, 303 S. Bridge Street, Belding, Michigan.† Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. and the Funeral Service will take place at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Mike Simmons officiating.† Burial will follow at River Ridge Cemetery.† Those planning an expression of sympathy are welcomed to consider a donation in Ivanís memory to the Hauenstein Neuro-Science Center, Attn: Parkinsonís Clinic, 200 Jefferson St., SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503.† Envelopes are also available by contacting the funeral home.† For additional information, please contact Verdun Family Funeral Home, 303 S. Bridge St., Belding, at (616) 794-1300 or, who is caring for the arrangements.

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Mike Verdun, Manager† s†† 303 S. Bridge St† s†† Belding, MI 48809† s† 616-794-1300