Curtis S. “Curt” Dunham

September 20, 1940 ‒ October 15, 2018

Delaware, Ohio

Curtis S. “Curt” Dunham, age 78 of Delaware passed away Monday, October 15, 2018 at Willow Brook Christian Village following an extended illness.

He was born on September 20, 1940 in Wooster to the late Harland T. and Gladys E. (Summers) Dunham. In 1958 he graduated from Wooster High School; where he served as senior class president and went on to earn both Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Agriculture from The Ohio State University.

Curt worked with the Ohio Farm Bureau in numerous capacities, retiring in 2003 as vice president of corporate affairs. During his 35 year career in agriculture he also worked for Landmark and Countrymark Inc.

His life centered on family, farming, and riding horses. A member of Liberty Presbyterian Church, following retirement he became a Master Gardner.  A true farmer at heart, he enjoyed building and clearing fences, old Farmall tractors, and anything farm related. In his younger years he was active with FFA and 4-H programs.

He was a true gentleman and a man of integrity. Always hardworking and common sense smart, he also possessed a great sense of humor. Curt will be remembered for his caring ways and as a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

He is survived by his beloved wife and college sweetheart of 54 years: Dorothy “Dottie” (Seiberling) Dunham, daughter Melissa (Curt) Ashley of Powell, son Brad Dunham of Norton, grandchildren: Morgan, Nathan, and Chase, brother Douglas Dunham of Mansfield, nephew Doug of Florida, niece Lora of Mansfield and their families.

A memorial gathering of friends and family will take place from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr., Delaware, Ohio 43015. Memorial services will be held 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at Liberty Presbyterian Church, 7080 Olentangy River Rd, Delaware, Ohio and a luncheon will follow.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Delaware County 4-H Endowment Fund,1480 W. Lane Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43221, to Liberty Presbyterian Church, or a favorite charity of your choosing.

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  • So deeply sorry to hear of Curt’s passing. What a nice person he was! We have fond memories and will always remember him. Our deepest sympathy to his family.You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Jan and jack Knuttila

  • Dottie and family
    So sorry to hear about Curt. We knew him as one of our Florida friends. Earl especially enjoyed visiting with him. He was a soft spoken gentleman ad we will miss him.
    Our condolences to Dottie, Melissa and her family and Chuck, from your Florida friends, Priscilla and Earl.

  • My thoughts & prayers are with the family. Curt & I always got caught up at our class reunions. Always will be remembered as a quiet very good classmate. Very thoughtful.
    He will be missed. God Bless. Class of 1958, Wooster High School

  • Our thoughts and prayers to the whole family. He was always a very thoughtful and nice man to be around.

  • Curt and I were grade school class mates and I have fond memories of going to his home to play for the day.
    Time has gotten away but Curt will never be forgotten.
    Please accept my sincere condolences.

  • We were very sorry to hear of our friend and classmate passing. Curt was a high school friend to both of us and we enjoyed seeing and visiting with him at our class reunions. He was always kind, thoughtful and fun to be with. He is definitely a friend who will always be remembered. Please accept our sympathy to the whole family.
    Eugene and Carol ( Parker) Rood

  • So sorry to see this. Curt was such a wonderful guy to be around. I enjoyed the time spent around him when I was on the state Farm Bureau board. A true gentleman that will be missed. Deepest sympathy from Jim and I.

    Jim and Nancy Cessna

  • So sad to hear of Curt’s passing. Curt hired me at Farm Bureau and immediately became one of my favorite people there. Quiet, but very effective, he was a model for the rest of us. I loved the gleam in his eyes when he talked about his horses and the farm. Curt was a great guy that will be sorely missed.

  • the year was 1955 when I moved from the farm outside of Jeromesville and enrolled at Wooster high school where I met Curt and we quickly became friends.THIS WONDERFUL FRIENDSHIP …….STILL ENDURES

  • A wonderful Grand Eagle has flown.
    leaving his love & wisdom to grow on.
    We are fortunate to known him through
    his works and relatives.
    A Mighty Eagle has shown
    us greatness in integrity, reliability and Honor!