WATERLOO — Jerome E. “Jerry” Curtis, 80, of Bridges Senior Living in Waterloo, died Friday, Oct. 6, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital of natural causes.
He was born Feb. 22, 1937, in New Hampton, son of Ora Woodburn and Luella Ann (Ross) Curtis. He married Florence LaVonne Smith on Feb. 9, 1957, in Waterloo. She died Sept. 8, 2016.
Jerry worked in the janitorial department for the Waterloo School System for many years. He was member of Moose Lodge.
Survived by: a sister, Lucille (Eugene) Garthoff of Elk Run Heights; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: his parents; a brother, Howard; and four sisters, Sandra Curtis, Verna Davis, Arlene Peterson and Delores Flegge.
Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at Kearns Funeral Services, Kimball Chapel, with private burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Visitation will be for an hour before services Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left at www.KearnsFuneralService.com.
Jerome and Florence enjoyed bus trips and showing their Boston terriers. The dogs were a treasured part of the family as they did not have children of their own. He enjoyed listening to oldies music and loved to dance.