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J. Dale  Curtis
J. Dale "Wink" Curtis
J. Dale Curtis

May 17, 1928 - March 11, 2012
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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J. Dale "Wink" Curtis, 83, died Sunday, March 11, 2012 at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. Funeral services will be 11:00 am, Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Iles Funeral Homes – Grandview Park Chapel. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Wink was born May 17, 1928 in Milo, Iowa to Evert and Myrtle (Town) Curtis. He was a North High School graduate and married Vivian Tarr in 1963. Wink worked as a salesman for Butternut and Old Home Bread, retiring in 1985. Throughout his life he enjoyed dabbling in real estate. He enjoyed his work and after retiring became interested in playing games on his computer. Wink loved getting a bargain and spent time looking for them in the newspapers, at auctions and garage sales. He was quite fond of the many cats he owned over the years.

Survivors include his children: Karen (Karl) Schultz, Larry (Deb) Curtis, Ronald (Dorthy) Curtis; step children: Norman (Anne) Reeves, Sharon (Jerry) Berlingeri, LeRoy "Tarz" Reeves, Dean (Pat ) Reeves, Nileen Reeves (Jim) Hart; daughter in law, Lore Reeves; 105 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Wink was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Vivian; siblings: George Curtis and Betty Kading; step son, John Reeves; step daughter, Susan King.

The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 pm, Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at the funeral home. On line condolences may be made at


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Funeral Home
Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
11:00 AM
Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery
7601 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA US 50321
Wednesday, March 14, 2012


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