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Funeral services will take place on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 1:00 PM (Mountain).

United Church
Philip, South Dakota

Masonic Cemetery
Philip, South Dakota
A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2017 at the United Church in Philip.



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In memory of

Harold Vernon Curtis, Jr.

of Rapid City, South Dakota, died on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at his home in Rapid City at the age of 74

Harold Vernon Curtis, Jr. was born September 22, 1942, in New Underwood, South Dakota, to Harold and Stella Chadwick Curtis.

Harold grew up on the Curtis family homestead at Milesville, South Dakota. Harold started working at a young age, working for other ranchers in the Milesville area. He drove semi for Hoag Trucking. Early 60’s worked at Missile sites in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He drove truck for Marsh Foods in Sturgis delivering to Pioneer Foods in Rapid City. In 1969 worked at Pioneer Foods as Produce Supervisor for several years. His love for trucking took him back on the road with Old Home Bread/Sara Lee Bakery from 1979 until retirement in 2013.

Harold enjoyed meeting new people which he quickly became friends with. He enjoyed watching football and baseball. Singing, playing cards and visiting with family and friends were also some of his hobbies.

He was a member of the TREA and Eagles Club #3335.

Harold was united in marriage to Mary Jobgen on October 22, 1992 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Survivors include his wife Mary (Jobgen) Curtis of Rapid City; one son Todd (Curtis) Allen and his wife Darlene of Bellvue, Nebraska; three daughters Gwendolyn Morgan of Woodbridge, Virginia, Roxane (Mike) Schumacher of Aberdeen, and Sheila Ducello and her husband Steve of Gillette, Wyoming; one step-son Damond Paulsen of Sioux Falls; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers Melvin Curtis and his wife Donna of Casper, Wyoming, and Richard Curtis and his wife Marcia of Rawlins, Wyoming; four sisters Deloris Luken and her husband Floyd of Minneola, Texas, Joann Sanders and her husband Ronald of Spearfish, Esther Leeper and her husband Harry of Gillette, and Patty Senier and her husband Gary of Story, Wyoming; an aunt Dorothy (Art) Thompson of Rapid City; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents Harold Vernon Curtis, Sr. and Stella (Chadwick) Curtis; a son Harold Vernon Swanson; a granddaughter Shannon Noel Butcher; and Mary's parents, Len and Esther Jobgen.

A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2017 at the United Church in Philip.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2017 at the United Church in Philip with Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating.

Interment will be at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip.

VISITATION
11a.m. - 1p.m.
Friday, January 27, 2017
United Church
Philip, South Dakota

FUNERAL SERVICES
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 1:00 p.m.
United Church
Philip, South Dakota
OFFICIATING
Pastor Kathy Chesney
MUSIC
“My Way”
“Go Rest High on That Mountain”
“Amazing Grace”
“Here in the Real World”
USHERS
Corinna Carlson - Theresa Marlow
PALLBEARERS
Gerald Luken - Tim Luken
Clayton Leeper - Bruce McConville
Theresa Curtis Marlow - Doug Sanders
Jerry Johannesen - Gene Johannesen
HONORARY PALLBEARERS
All Relatives and Friends in Attendance
INTERMENT
Masonic Cemetery
Philip, South Dakota

  • Sheila and Family: I am sorry for your loss. May the Lord surround and comfort you all. ~ Ryan Mechaley Gillette, Wy (1/27/2017)
  • All Rest In Peace ~ Floyd&Dee Mineola Tx Brother you were loved by (1/27/2017)
  • ~ Leah (Parsons) Waddell 15869 S Via Cayetano Sahuarita AZ 85629 (1/26/2017)
  • Sorry to hear of Harold's passing. We working together for many years with Old Home, He always got that semi to us.. He was a good guy ~ Victor Huether 11539 South Cabin Rd., Shadehill (1/26/2017)
  • MISSING YOU DEARLY , & ALTHOUGH WE HAD OUR UPS & DOWNS THE GOOD OUTWEIGHED THE BAD & WE STOOD BEHIND EACH OTHER. ALSO ALL THE KIND THINGS YOU DONE FOR ME . I WILL CHERISH OUR MEMORIES FOREVER & WILL BE NO OTHER TO TAKE YOUR PLACE & I WILL BE LAID NEXT TO YOU , & WHEN I SEE A BRIGHT TWINKLING STAR UP ABOVE I WILL KNOW IT IS YOU WATCHING OVER ME . YOUR WIFE MARY ~ MARY CURTIS ( WIFE ) RAPID CITY, S. D. (1/25/2017)
  • WE MISS YOU MASTER HAROLD & CRYING FOR YOU & MISS OUR BITS OF SAUSAGE ,BUT SHE WILL TAKE GOOD CARE CARE OF US GIVE US OUR SAUSAGE . ~ FRED, PEBBLES & TACO RAPID CITY, S. D. (1/25/2017)
  • CALLED WIFE MARY & SAID HE WILL MISS YOU & WILL REMEMBER ALL THE GOOD TIMES YOU HAD & WHAT A GOOD HEARTED & HAD A GREAT PERSONALITY ~ MIKE CARNEY STURGIS, S.D. (1/25/2017)
  • CALLED WIFE MARY & SAID WHAT A GREAT GUY YOU WERE & WILL BE MISSED ~ SHERMAN THOVSON RAPID CITY, S. D . (1/25/2017)
  • Uncle Junior, you are deeply loved and greatly missed. ~ Theresa Colorado (1/25/2017)
  • Brother we will continue to think of you forever. Truly Love You ~ Richard & Marcia Curtis Rawlins WY (1/25/2017)
  • Wy ~ Harry & Esther Leeper Gillette (1/25/2017)
  • Knew Harold and
    ~ Don Siemonsma Sioux Falls SD (1/25/2017)
  • Wyoming ~ Patty and Gary Senier Story (1/24/2017)
  • So sorry to learn of Junior's passing. Keeping his family in our
    thoughts and prayers.
    .
    ~ Lloyd Royer 1076 Windsor Ct Waukee IA (1/23/2017)
  • Wy ~ Crystal Leeper Moorcroft (1/22/2017)
  • Wy ~ Clayton Leeper Moorcroft (1/22/2017)