Curtis D. Arentz passed away peacefully at home Sunday morning March 28, 2021 at the age of 85 — eight days short of his 86th birthday.
Curtis was born April 5th, 1935, the son of Arthur and Rebecca (Roberts) Arentz on Fish Creek Ridge. He graduated from Cashton High School in 1953. Curtis married Bernice Dunnum June 26,1956. He grew up on the farm, enjoyed trout fishing, deer hunting and later just being out in the woods. Many of these activities he shared with family and friends. He enjoyed an occasional PBR and for years playing poker at family reunions. Curtis worked for many years as a mechanic at Hammes trucking and a machinist at Handi Gadgets. He was a Golden Eagle of the Eagles Club.
Curtis is survived by his wife of 64 years, Bernice, sons Steve, Bruce (Dawn), Gary, Randy (Kris) and daughter Mary Arentz. Grandchildren Josh, Julie, Sara, Jacob, Ryan, Joseph and Jaden. Great grandchildren Layla, Kailynn and Jaxon. Sisters Joanne Stremcha, Carol (Ed) Koebernick and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Curtis was preceded in death by a son Scott, daughter in law Janet, parents Arthur and Rebecca (Roberts) Arentz, brothers Vernon, Mahlon, Kenneth, Jimmy, Dennis, sisters Leona, Betty, Vonnie, Phyllis, many brothers in law and sisters in law.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 12:00 Noon at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral & Cremation services of La Crosse. Pastor Phillip Waselik will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of services. Private family burial will take place in the Burns Cemetery, Bangor, WI.
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