Curt J. Curoe, 61, of Bernard, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2020 following a sudden illness at UnityPoint Health, Finley Hospital.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions a private family service will be held at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road with Rev. Douglas Loecke officiating. A live stream of the funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 14 on the funeral home Facebook page. You must LIKE Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory on Facebook in order to view the service.
Curt was born Jan. 16, 1959 in Dubuque the son of Louis E. and Shirley A. (Federspiel) Curoe. He married Ann Donovan of Dubuque on May 11, 1979 at St. Joseph’s Church, Key West, and together they lived, farmed, and raised their family in rural Bernard. Curt’s joys in life were his show cattle, his grandchildren, and his family, not necessarily all in that order. He was a dedicated employee of Horsfield Construction for 30 years. He felt as though they were his second family and they treated him the same. He also served as a 4-H leader and was a tissue donor.
He is survived by his wife Ann; his four children Chad (Keeley) Curoe, Casey (Nicole) Curoe, Caden Curoe all of Bernard, Lexi (Matt) Weigel; six grandchildren Corbin, Colton, Keira, Louis Curoe, and Kohen and Zade Weigel, and a special son Jordan. He is also survived by his mother Shirley Curoe; his siblings Cindy (Larry) Trumm, Cathy (Mark) Knuth, Cheri (Tom “Mooder”) Ryan, Christy (David) Crees, and Chuck (Lizz) Curoe. His mother and father-in law Ron and Pat Donovan; and his sister and brothers-in-law; Rose (Mark) Hoerner, Mike (Sue) Donovan, Joan (Gene) Kies, Beth (Steve) Timmerman, Patrick (Jenny) Donovan, and Brian (Shelly) Donovan, along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father Louis and his uncle Col. Patrick Curoe, USAF.
The family would like to thank the Dubuque County Sheriff Dept., Bernard Fire and EMS, and the staff at UnityPoint Health, Finley Hospital Emergency Room especially Mary Rausch and Beth Timmerman, for all their efforts and compassion to Curt and his family.