The Ottumwa Courier


December 1, 2012

Curtis Wolf, 71, Eldon

ELDON — Curtis J. Wolf, 71, of Muscatine, formerly of Eldon, passed away Nov. 27, 2012.  

Curtis J. Wolf was born on May 14, 1941, in Washington, the son of Bernard O. and Anna M. (Schmitt) Wolf.

He graduated from Eldon High School and the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kingspoint, N.Y., in 1965. He worked as a maritime engineer and then for the Rock Island Railroad until it closed.

While Curt led a quiet life in later years, he was a world traveler. During his sea years, he docked in Hong Kong (where he purchased his transistor radio, which he still enjoyed listening to), Tokyo, Seoul, Vietnam, Taiwan, Bombay and Capetown, South Africa. He also visited London, Antwerp and Naples, Italy, where he saw the archeological excavation of Pompeii. He traveled through both the Panama and the Suez Canals. While in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he watched the Mardi Gras and climbed the steps to view the Christ the Redeemer statue. He attended the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City and saw Jimi Hendrix perform in New Orleans. Hawaii, Alaska, Canada and many of the 48 states were also visited.

Curt enjoyed listening to music, painting, mushrooming, playing his guitar, feeding ducks at the park and hunting in his younger years. He liked to visit with his family and forever enjoyed the sights and sounds of geese flying overhead.

Curtis will be deeply missed by his brother, Clair Wolf of Washington; his sister, Connie Newton of Blue Grass; and several nieces and nephews.

Curtis was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Craig Wolf; and one sister, Carol Phillips.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Eldon Christian Church in Eldon. Burial will be in the Eldon Cemetery.  

Visitation for Curtis will be one hour prior to the time of service Tuesday at the church.

Memorials may be directed to the Muscatine Meals on Wheels Program in memory of Curtis.  

Sympathy notes may be left for the family at  

The Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services is caring for Curtis’s arrangements and his family.

May flights of angels surround him.

Text Only
  • 0730 OTT obit Richard Glynn photo -T -L -M Richard Glynn OTTUMWA — Richard W. “Dick” Glynn, 67, of 11620 Rabbit Run Road, died at 5:48 p.m. July 27, 2014, at The Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa. He was born January 18, 1947, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Robert Douglas and Gladys Glynn. He married Donna Bil

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Nancy Tietsort CENTERVILLE — Nancy C. Tietsort, 79, of Sedona, Arizona, formerly of Unionville, Missouri, died July 25, 2014, near her home in Sedona. Funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Schmidt Family Funeral Home, Centerville. Burial will be in

    July 29, 2014

  • Gary Lindgren OSKALOOSA — Gary Lindgren, 66, of Oskaloosa, died July 28, 2014, at the MHP Emergency Room in Oskaloosa. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa; Pastor Alvern Boetsma officiating. Burial with milit

    July 29, 2014

  • Betty Simmons MYSTIC — Betty J. Simmons, 83, of Mystic, died July 27, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. Cremation was accorded as per her wishes. No services are planned. Lange Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

    July 29, 2014

  • 0730 OTT obit Lester Dodds photo -T -L -M Lester Dodds OTTUMWA — Lester H. Dodds, 90, of Ottumwa, passed away the morning of July 28, 2014, at Hospice of Davis and Wapello Counties. Lester Herman Dodds, son of Roy and Edith (Tillison) Dodds, was born, May 26, 1924, in Burlington. As a teenager, he worked

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Karen Sisk FAIRFIELD — Karen Ann (Ross) Sisk, 66, of Fairfield, died July 26, 2014, at Jefferson County Health Center. Per her wishes, she has been cremated. A graveside memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Memorial Lawn, Fairfield; Pastor Bran

    July 29, 2014

  • 0730 OTT obit Kay Arnold -T -L -M Kay Arnold OTTUMWA — Carolyn Kay Arnold (Cooper), 72, of 34 Kramer Drive, Paramus, New Jersey, and formerly of Ottumwa, suddenly died of cancer July 22, 2014, at the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey, after being admitted four days earlier. She was born

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Donald Townsend BLAKESBURG — Donald “Donny” Townsend, 77, of Blakesburg, died July 29, 2014, under the care of Monroe County Hospice at his home in Blakesburg. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Tharp Funeral Home in Albia. Donny will be cremat

    July 29, 2014

  • Betty Simmons MYSTIC — Betty J. Simmons, 83, of Mystic, died July 27, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. Funeral services are pending at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville.

    July 28, 2014

  • Nancy Tietsort CENTERVILLE — Nancy Tietsort, 79, of Sedona, Arizona, formerly of Centerville and Unionville, Missouri, died July 25, 2014, at her home in Sedona. Arrangements are pending at Schmidt Family Funeral Home.

    July 28, 2014

AP National