Charles Lance Curtis
July 22, 1938 ‒ January 29, 2021
Charles Lance Curtis, age 82, passed away on January 29, 2021.
Lance was born on July 22, 1938 in Marion Ohio to the late Charles Francis “Bob” Curtis and Evelyn Eileen (Bishop) Lichty. He graduated from Harding High School class of 1956 and was a lifelong resident of Marion County.
Lance, a life-long Catholic, grew up in Oakland Heights in the 40’s and 50’s creating lasting memories and friends that he would always cherish. Lance started working at Whirlpool in 1956 and dedicated 48 years of his career before retiring. Lance never really retired but instead continued dedicating his life to helping the community particularly St. Mary church where he dedicated countless hours to the Knights of Columbus and St Vincent de Paul Society of Marion. Lance managed the St Vincent de Paul clothing store and food pantry for several years where he enjoyed helping so many people in need. Lance achieved the highest honor as a member of the Knights of Columbus being a fourth degree member, Sir Knight and was a past Faithful Navigator. Lance’s caring attitude is what truly defined him and everyone knew he would never say no to a call for help.
On November 21, 1993 he was united in marriage to Patricia A. Miller. He is survived by his wife and children: son Lance Dean (Rachael) Curtis of Tennessee; daughter Kimberliegh Lynne (Curtis) French of Florida; step children Theresa (Jack) Keefe of Michigan; Terrill (Angie) Miller of Ohio; Tim (Jen) Miller of Ohio; Anna (Jim) Deprey of Ohio; Ted (Jennifer) Miller of Ohio; sister Carolyn Kay “Cathy” McKim of California; sister-in-law Darlene Matsumoto of Washington; sister-in-law MSgt. Susan Larsen (Clarke Gentry), USAR Ret, of California; brother-in-law Capt. Lawrence (Carol Crites) Russell, US Army, Ret., Nevada; and many wonderful nieces and nephews.
Grandchildren: Brooke (Bryan) Hoie and Amy Young of Florida. Nicholas Curtis, Aaron Curtis, Wesley (Shannon) Curtis, Jase Patrick of Tennessee and Vincent Curtis (Samantha) of Texas. Dr. Renee Keefe, Evon, Nathon, and Lydia Deprey, Carson and Cooper Miller, Kallie (Chris) Dzubaks of Ohio; Patrick Keefe of Arizona; and Trevor (Stephanie) Miller of North Carolina; Taylor (Cory) White; Colt Tanner. Great Grandchildren: Ryleigh and Alex Hoie of Florida; Kameron, Zackary, and Cole Young of Ohio; Kellen Young of Florida; Heidi and Layla and Owen Curtis of Tennessee; Graham and Lila White; Symon Dzubak of Ohio.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Mary Parish Church, Marion on February 2, 2021, 10:30 am and can be viewed at https://facebook.com/SaintMaryMarionOhio. Father Kyle Tennant will preside and burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lance’s honor to St. Mary Church, Marion or St. Vincent de Paul of Marion.
Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel is honored to serve Lance’s family. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.