Leo B. Curtis, 76, of Niles, passed away at his residence on Saturday, March 9, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Niles to the late Leo B. and Carol (Petersen) Curtis.
Leo graduated from Niles High School, class of 1961. Leo ran track throughout high school and held a school record until 2008 when his grandson broke the record. He married Glenda Brooks at a ceremony in Niles in 1963.
He was retired from K & M Machine and Fab, Inc. in Cassopolis where he was a welder for many years. He enjoyed woodworking, feeding and watching birds and collecting beer cans and steins. Leo was an avid outdoorsman always looking forward to an opportunity for fishing, hunting and mushrooming. Leo was a lifelong Cubs fan and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will always be remembered for his positive outlook on life and a genuine smile.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo B. Curtis and Carol Thomas; a sister, Carol Ann Mansfield.
Leo is survived by his wife, Glenda Curtis of Niles; his children, Debra (Tracey) Smith of Niles, Deanna (David) Del Muro of Niles and Duane (Donna) Curtis of Cassopolis; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three step-great-grandchildren and his siblings, Bobbie (Joe) Benak of Buchanan and Bill (Sue) Mansfield of Niles.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Noon at Brown Funeral Home with a time of visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made in Leo’s memory to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1250 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401.