Larry J. Curtis, 74, of Cedar Rapids, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at his home. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 pm on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home.
Larry is survived by his son Craig (Cindy) Curtis of Williamsburg; his daughter, Lisa (Doug) Weiland of Mechanicsville; and son, Joel Curtis of Coralville; and his brother, Lorton Curtis of Olathe, KS. He was also grandpa to 4 grandchildren, Quentin, Jake and Nora Weiland and Emma Curtis.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Joyce and brother-in-law Larry Keyes.
Larry was born to Lorton H. and Margery Mae Curtis on September 8, 1945, in Burlington, Iowa. He grew up in Center Point, Iowa and after graduating from Center Point High School, served honorably during the Vietnam War. As a resident of Cedar Rapids, he was employed for many years with Iowa Manufacturing and Century Cab in Cedar Rapids.
His children remember him as a man who loved to spend time at his cabin, fishing, enjoying the water and reeling them in, while most likely whistling a little tune. He’s also remembered for his athleticism in his younger days as a softball player on local teams and his love for the Hawkeyes, Bears, and Cubs.
Larry had a warm smile, a great laugh and will be missed by family, friends, and his caring neighbors.
Memorial donations may be directed to the family.