Patricia L. Curtis
February 01, 1940 - May 01, 2018
Birthplace: Fremont County, IA
Resided In: Red Oak, IA

Visitation 5/6/2018
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Service 5/7/2018
First United Methodist Church
Burial 5/7/2018
Malvern Cemetery

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Patricia Louise Curtis, age 78, of Red Oak, Iowa formerly Strahan, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at the Nebraska Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Patricia was born February 1, 1940 in Fremont County, Iowa the daughter of Harold and Marjorie (Carlson) Swett. The family moved to Strahan, Iowa in 1947 where Pat attended school. She was united in marriage to L.R. “Ron” Curtis on March 2, 1957 at the Strahan United Methodist Church. They lived many different places in their early marriage when Ron worked for Natural Gas Pipeline. Pat spent her time raising their family. They moved back to Strahan, Iowa in 1973 where Ron started farming and feeding cattle. Pat started working for Iowa State Workforce Development in 1974 retiring after many years of service. Five years ago, Pat and Ron moved to Red Oak, Iowa. Over the years Pat was involved in many organizations including the United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Southwest Iowa United Methodist Women, 4-H as a leader and Teen Club Sponsor, and Daughters of the American Revolution. She spent many hours in Bible Study and enjoyed Sunday School. Her hobbies included reading, listening to music, singing, traveling, and gardening. She also had a love of horses and even purchased one at one point in her life. Her greatest joy came from her family whom she loved dearly. They describe her as a patient person who approached everything in life with grace and sometimes a little grit.

Preceding her in death were her parents and sister-in-law: Sharon Foss. Survivors include her husband: Ron Curtis of Red Oak, IA; children: Debora Frazee and husband Will of Emerson, IA; Dennis Curtis and wife Kim of Weldon Spring, MO; and Vicki Wulf and husband Dave of Omaha, NE; grandchildren: Curtis Frazee and wife Jennifer of Strahan, IA; Krista Frazee of Malvern, IA; Tyler Curtis of Springfield, MO; Erin Grom and husband Doug of Chicago, IL; Chad Curtis of Minneapolis, MN; Andrew Wulf and wife Katie of Newport News, VA; Ryan Wulf and significant other Haley Lofquist of Omaha, NE; and Grant Wulf of Ft. Collins, CO; great grandchildren: Dallas Nelson and husband Trevin of Lincoln, NE; Damian Haas of Strahan, IA; Kailynn Frazee of Strahan, IA; and Riley Wulf of Newport News, VA; great great grandson: John Nelson of Lincoln, NE; sister: Sharon Melvin and husband Gerald of Sidney, NE; brothers: Larry Swett and wife Ramona of Omaha, NE; H. Dwaine Swett and wife Martina of W. Covina, CA; and David Swett and wife Annette of St. Joseph, MO; brother-in-law: David Foss of Red Oak, IA; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life service will be held 11 AM Monday, May 7, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Red Oak. Burial of the cremated remains will be in the Malvern, Iowa Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 5-7 PM Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. A memorial fund is being established in Patricia’s name.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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Red Oak, Iowa 51566
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