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Walter ”Bud” Ivan Curtis

July 18, 1931 ~ September 26, 2022 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Obituary

Walter ”Bud” Ivan Curtis, age 91 of Grand Haven, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2022 at The Leila and Cyrus Poppen Hospice Residence - Harbor Hospice. He was born on July 18, 1931 in Grand Rapids, MI to the late Walter and Ella (Barton) Curtis. Bud married Gloria June Woodard on August 10, 1951 in Cedar Springs, MI.

Bud served as a Reservist in the US Army shortly after graduation from High School. He worked for Miller Metal Products for several years, and over the years, he also worked as a machine repairman and maintenance man. Bud was a builder who could build it or fix it with just about anything…he even built his own house.

Bud was a member of First Baptist Church of Spring Lake for many years, and was also involved in his church down in Florida, Grace Tabernacle Baptist Church in Brooksville. He enjoyed playing the saxophone in the church’s band, playing the ukulele, listening to music, and traveling down to Florida in the colder months for over 20 years. Bud especially liked tinkering with and fixing cars and things around the house.

Bud is remembered and missed by wife of 71 years, Gloria; and their five children: daughters, Diane (John) Marino of Grand Haven, Brenda (Doug) Kroll of Coopersville, and Sandra (Don) Martin of Grand Rapids; sons, Greg Curtis of Sparta and Jeff (Sheila) Curtis of Norton Shores; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mildred Butler and Helen Ringler; and two brothers, Alfred and Harold Curtis.

The Funeral Service for Bud will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at First Baptist Church of Spring Lake with Pastor Doug Bytwerk officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Grand Haven Township Lakeshore Cemetery.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
September 29, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First Baptist Church of Spring Lake
118 E. Exchange
Spring Lake, MI 49456

Funeral Service
Thursday
September 29, 2022

11:00 AM
First Baptist Church of Spring Lake
118 E. Exchange
Spring Lake, MI 49456

Cemetery Interment

Grand Haven Township Lakeshore Cemetery
17200 Lincoln St.
Grand Haven, MI 49417

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