Curtis Marvin Monson, 67 of Whitehall, WI passed away peacefully Jan. 14, 2019 at his home in Pleasantville, WI. Curt was born May 14, 1951 to Clifford and Verna (Foss), the third of nine children. Curt was baptized and confirmed at Elk Creek Lutheran Church and was a life-long member.
As a young teen, Curt was involved in 4-H Club & FFA. He graduated from Osseo-Fairchild High School in 1969, excelling on the wrestling team. Curt, along with the other siblings enjoyed riding horse and snowmobiling. He also enjoyed hunting, old-time dancing and bowling.
Curt served on the Church Council, acting as Trustee and President between 2007 & 2009. He was a long time member of the Pleasantville Lion’s Club, serving as President, August 2017-July 2018, and especially contributing his time for the 4th of July festivities. He was also an early member of the Osseo Rod and Gun Club.
Curt was a hardworking man, helping on the family farm. He helped good friend and neighbor Ardell Maug hauling canned milk for a while, before he and Ardell began work for Perch Construction on the bridge crew. After leaving construction, he lived and worked back on the family farm, now owned by neighbor Mike Nelson. Curt purchased the childhood home back from Mike and lived there until the house burned in November 2014, and moved to Pleasantville. He was a valued employee at Source Cut in Osseo until his retirement at the age of 65.
Curt, known as “Doc” to many, enjoyed his friends and family, getting together for golf, horseshoes, & playing cards. Many of his nieces and nephews sharpened their card playing strategies from Uncle Curt. He was an avid reader, a kind, quiet, yet social man, who was always willing to help others. By the many testimonials received, he was well thought of and an all-around great guy. He will be forever loved and missed by his siblings, family and friends. Rest peacefully in God’s loving embrace.
Curt is survived by five sisters, Ruth Boles of Cheyenne, WY, Ginny (Bob) Blank of Reno, NV, Becky (Vern) Larson of Osseo, Elaine (Fred) Kestirke of Beulah, MB Canada and Margaret Monson of Osseo, one brother, Ronald Monson of Osseo, several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Curt was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister Clarice, younger sister Carole, and a brother-in-law Donny Gies.
Services will be held Saturday Feb 9th, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at Elk Creek Lutheran Church of Hale, Osseo, WI.
Visitation will be 2 hours prior to the service at the church. Graveside service at Elk Creek Lutheran Cemetery following the service.
Schiefelbein Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.