Mildred Virginia Curtis
April 28, 1920-Jan. 5, 2013
PENSACOLA, Fla. — Mildred Virginia Curtis passed away Jan. 5, 2013 at her daughter’s home in Pensacola, Fla. where she had received loving care for several years from her daughter, Colleen G. (Curtis) Grozdanovski, and son-in-law, Petar Grozdanovski.
Born April 28, 1920 in Culver, she was the daughter of the late Henry L. and Rubie (Lasch) Henning of Culver.
Mildred was a 1938 graduate of Culver High School and married her high school sweetheart, Forrest E. Curtis, who preceded her in death. Her son, Stanley E. Curtis, Ph.D., a University of Illinois Urbana Champaign professor emeritus, also preceded her in death.
Mildred was a very sweet, loving, and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who loved music, singing, the Lawrence Welk show, playing bridge, coffee, desserts, and people. She was also a wonderful seamstress, hairdresser, and expert baker, and managed an apartment complex while she lived in Michigan City.
She was a member of the Poplar Grove Methodist Church during the many years that she lived in Culver.
Mildred is survived by three sons: Thomas L. Curtis of Culver; David A. Curtis of Pawleys Island, S.C.; and Lindon J. Curtis of Cumming, Ga.; as well as by her daughter: Colleen G. (Curtis) Grozdanovski of Pensacola, Fla. and one sister: Dorothy (Henning) Thews of Culver.
She is also survived by five grandsons: Iain Curtis of Urbana, Ill.; Jason Curtis of Munich, Germany; Andrew Curtis of Chicago, Ill.; Stephen Curtis of Attleboro, Mass.; and Michael Curtis of Attleboro, Mass.; two granddaughters: Margaret (Curtis) Brown of Savoy, Ill. and Frances (Curtis) Belton of Marquette, Mich.; and four stepgranddaughters: Cornelia (Gumulauskis) Scammel of Hereford, Ariz.; Iris (Gumulauskis) Linder of Owings Mills, Md.; Samantha (Penney) Woodmansee of New Glarus, Wis.; and Sarah (Penney) DeCremer of Antioch, Ill.; one nephew: Roger Thews Jr. of Culver; and five nieces: Jean (Curtis) Sisk of Fruitland Park, Fla.; Judith (Thews) Tipton of Fort Wayne; Susan (Thews) Eller of Rochester; Virginia (Thews) Cole of Culver; and Barbara (Thews) Rans of Culver.
In accordance with Mildred’s requests, her funeral at the Poplar Grove Methodist Church east of Culver on State Road 10, interment in the Poplar Grove Cemetery, and a gathering following the services at a restaurant in Culver will take place on a date to be announced in the spring of 2013.
Condolences may be sent to the Odom Funeral Home, 104 E. Lake Shore Drive, Culver, IN 46511 or via the obituary page at www.odomfuneralhome.com .
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Mildred to Covenant Hospice, 5041 N. 12th Avenue, Pensacola, Fla. 32504 - a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing excellence in compassionate care.