OBITUARY

Curtis H. Lind

October 25, 1928July 22, 2013

Curtis H. Lind, 84, passed away peacefully at home in Saginaw on July 22, 2013, with his family by his side.

Curt was born in West Duluth at Weber Hospital on Oct. 25, 1928 to Fred and Anna (Savik) Lind. He grew up with 6 siblings, attending Alborn school until 9th grade and ultimately completing four Bachelors and two Masters degrees.

At age 19, he flew to Alaska and worked on the Alaska Railroad as a brakeman and conductor.

He was drafted by the U.S. Army in 1950. He shipped to Korea where he was wounded and awarded two Purple Hearts, Infantry Combat Badge, Korean Presidential Citation, and others.

In 1953, he married Darlene (Sandstrom) from Munger. They had four daughters.

He was a charter member of Grace Lutheran church. He served as Youth Director at the YMCA and started Junior Bowling, Nationwide Youth Employment programs, and more. He worked as director for the MN Safety Council and vice chair and chair of the Proctor School board. He was a prison administrator at Lino Lakes and director for five Indian reservation anti-poverty programs.

The family moved to Alaska where Curt worked as a Risk Manager and became an ordained minister with Assemblies of God. He took private flying lessons and went hunting and fishing with visiting family members.

Returning to Duluth Curt worked for Jamar and later Potlatch retiring in 1995.

With help of family members, he built his dream retirement home and wrote three books on his religious faith and numerous poems.

Curtis earned Bachelors degrees in Child Psychology, Photography / Art, Sociology, and Masters degrees in Public Administration and Industrial Safety.

He was a member of Hilltop Lions Club, the Hilltop Rotary, the Duluth Optimist Club, the Duluth Chamber Safety Committee, and Minnesota State Lobbyists.

His hobbies included hunting, fishing, trapping, camping, collecting coins, writing poetry and books, and taking care of his dachshund, Winnie.

Curtis was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Ellsworth, Morrie, Fred; sisters Laura (Rathe), Dorothy (Janke), and Jenny (Baublitz).

He is survived by: his wife of 60 years, Darlene; four daughters; Pamela (Dave) Peterson, Paula (Al) Hoover, Lisa Repensky, and Lana (Cole) Arro; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Many thanks to the numerous care providers, the Intensive Care Unit at St. Mary’s hospital, and the wonderful staff at St. Mary’s Hospice.

VISITATION: Wednesday, 5-7 p.m. on July 24 at Bell Brothers in West Duluth. VIEWING: 2 p.m. until the 3 p.m. Service on July 25 at Grace Lutheran Church on HWY 53 in Hermantown. Luncheon will follow the service at the Church. Burial at Sunrise Memorial Cemetery, Hermantown.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, July 24, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, July 25, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 25, 2013
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Curtis H. Lind

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David

August 2, 2013

Truly an honor to see the man you call husband and Dad leave this earth. As I told Curt several times, I would not have found the love of my life if it hadn't been for him and Darlene. David

Lorene Bell Gilleland

July 25, 2013

Pamela, Paula, and Mrs. Lind, I want to extend my deepest sympathies to your entire family in this difficult time. Curtis Lind lived an extraordinary and accomplished life.

Lana Arro

July 25, 2013

Thank you mom for always being there for us when dad was busy working. Both of you helped shape and mold the person I am today. You are the best parents a child could hope for. I leaned many lessons and will pass them on to future generations I won't let you down and will carry on your legacy! I love you so much

Paula Carbaugh

July 24, 2013

My sympathies for all you guys during this hard time. What a man your father was. Please take comfort in knowing you will see him again. Because he chose to love the Lord, and raise you guys with those same beliefs.

July 24, 2013

My sympathies for all you guys during this hard time. What a man your father was. Please take comfort in knowing you will see him again. Because he chose to love the Lord, and raise you guys with those same beliefs.

Sue Brockopp

July 23, 2013

My sincere prayers and love are sent to you, Darlene, and your daughters and extended family. I hold you in my heart and continue to send you my sympathy.

FROM THE FAMILY