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June 28, 2023 Stan Curtis, 72

A gathering of friends and family are invited to celebrate the life of Stan Curtis, age 72, of Lenox, who passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2023 in Des Moines. Open visitation will be on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at the old Curtis Trucking Building (on East Dallas Street in Lenox) from 5 to 7. INSTEAD of flowers, the family requests memorials be given in Stan’s name. Memories may be shared with the family at under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox where we ‘Celebrate Life’.
Stanley Wayne Curtis was born April 4, 1951 in Osceola, Iowa the son of Glen Curtis and Margery (Mason) Curtis. He grew up attending school in Osceola, Iowa and Myakka City, Florida and Lenox, Iowa. He worked and lived in Colorado and Montana. In the late 70’s he purchased his first semi-truck and started grain hauling, and after a talk with the late Jerry Sheridan, Stan started years of hauling egg products for Sheridan Egg Company. He continued with Tom Rechsteiner hauling egg products for Papettis of Iowa and Michael Foods.
Stan was united in marriage to Barbara Jean Stream on August 24, 1981. The joy of Stan’s life were his children, Mikel Wayne, Mark Wade, Clint W. and April Jean. Then in 1986, Curtis Trucking was incorporated and Stan purchased his first brand new truck, adding many trucks and owner/operators over the years. He hauled lots of different products, with two of his favorites were Colorado peaches and Idaho potatoes. After he ‘retired’ he continued to haul grain for local farmers. Trucking was in his blood as he continued dispatching for Justin Petersen. For several years, Stan was on the Lenox City Council and also served as Mayor for the City of Lenox.
Stan was very proud of his children and grandchildren. If anyone knew Stan, you knew he loved the Adams County Races in Corning. He didn’t miss many Saturday nights in over 30+ years of racing. Another thing Stan loved, was sharing his opinions on all kinds of topics! And watching over the farm and cows for Mike. He talked often of his time in Mayakka City, with his family and Curtis Grandparents where the family ran a dairy farm. Also, it had to be pretty important for him to miss his weekend “Breakfast Club” at Chub’s.
Left to cherish Stan’s memory is his beloved wife Barb Curtis of Lenox; three sons, Mikel Curtis and wife Tina of Cape Coral, Florida; Mark Curtis of Lenox; Clint Curtis of Des Moines, Iowa; and his daughter, April Curtis Wright and husband Brandon of Lenox; six grandchildren, Cade and Taya Curtis; Izabelle and Avalyn Curtis and Curtis and Jacey Wright; father and mother-in-law, Lloyd (Bud) and Shirley Stream; his sister-in-law, Becky and Mark Barrans; and brother-in-law, Danny and Terri Jo Stream; a niece Kara (Stream) Koons and husband Kenny and their son Tanar; along with many other special nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and many friends.
Preceding Stan in death are his parents, Glen and Margery Curtis; a sister, Carolyn Curtis Marckmann; his mother-in-law, Beverly Stream; and brother-in-law, David Stream.
Stan will be missed by his family and friends.
The memories they shared will remain in their hearts forever.

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