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Darrell C. Curtis

May 10, 1938 — April 27, 2020

Darrell C. Curtis age 81, of Holgate, died unexpectedly Monday, April 27, 2020 at Mercy Defiance Hospital.

His Legacy… Darrell was born May 10, 1938 to Merle and Mildred (Wright) Curtis in Winchester, IN.  He graduated from Holgate High School in 1957.  On May 15, 1957 he enlisted with the United States Marines.  On January 1, 1958, while on leave, he married Donna M. Eis in St. John Lutheran Church, Holgate.  Darrell was in the maintenance department employed with Tenneco.  He was a first responder, 22 years with the Holgate EMS and 30 years with the Holgate Volunteer Fire Department.  He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Holgate. Darrell was a member of the Holgate Lions Club for 26 years and volunteered with the Red Cross.

His Family… Darrell is survived by his wife Donna of 62 years; three daughters: Pamela S. (Bryan) Kynkor, Tampa, FL, Laura Maddock, Mansfield, OH and Christina (Steven) Nickels, Deshler; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and brother-in-law’s: Robert Eis and James B. Moore.  He was preceded in death by his sisters: Bonnie K. Eis and Carol J. Moore.

His Farewell Services… There will be a private family service on Friday, May 1, 2020 in St. John Lutheran Church Holgate with Reverend Theodore Rellstab officiating.  There will be a Fireman’s Last Alarm on the way to Cole Cemetery, Florida, Ohio.  Contributions in Darrell’s memory can be made to South Joint Ambulance District or St. John Lutheran Church.

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