Melvin E. Curtis Jr.

October 27, 1945February 18, 2018

Melvin E. Curtis, Jr., age 72, of Orland, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018 as a result of many complications to the flu virus.

Melvin or better known to most as “Melbo” was born on October 27, 1945 in Logansport, Indiana, the son of Melvin E. Curtis, Sr., and Eunice (Rousseau) Curtis.

Mel was retired from the Teamsters Union Local # 414. He was a big NASCAR fan, but his greatest joy in his retirement years was his focus on his family and especially his grandchildren. Melbo was the neighborhood and community handyman as well.

He is survived by wife, Cynthia Curtis, Orland, Indiana, sons, Mark Curtis of Union City, Indiana, and Craig (Maria) Curtis of Orland, Indiana, a sister, Sandra Townsand of Logansport, Indiana, grandchildren, Ashley (Curtis) Plessinger of Dunkirk, Indiana, Tyler Curtis, Chace Curtis, and Nathan Curtis, all of Orland, Indiana, and he was also blessed with 5 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Don E. Curtis, and a nephew, Michael Townsand.

Respecting his wishes he will be cremated with a private ceremony at a later time.

Memorials in his honor may be made to the Quad County Baseball League, in care of Beams Funeral Home, P.O. Box 5, Fremont, Indiana 46737.


No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.

Melvin E. Curtis Jr.

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Edward Hurlbut

February 27, 2018

Craig. Thanks for the message of your dad passing.
Many days over the years, we had the pleasure of your dads company at MIS speedway. Mel was a special friend to us and his nephew Keith.
Our most sincere condolences to the family

Edward & Terry
London Ontario

Connie Sims

February 22, 2018

Heart felt prayers to you & yours Cindy....

Carol VanGompel

February 21, 2018

My heart goes out to the family! Thoughts and prayers to all of you. He was a wonderful person to know.

Eric York

February 19, 2018

Cindy, Craig, and family... Mel treated me as one of his own sons. He taught me so much about electrical work and how to make about anything at home with stuff laying around. He was fun to be around and laugh with. Never will I forget how many times he shook his head at Craig and me for doing something dumb, but he never held it against us. I was always happy to do anything he asked, no questions. Although our visits have been far apart these last few years, I will always remember him for who he was and what he stood for. Respect and love always!

Rusty Hall

February 19, 2018

I hope that our Lord brings you and your family the much needed comfort and peace during this sad time. My condolences to you and your family.

Kerry & Debby Hoyer

February 19, 2018

Craig and Family, May God bring you love and peace during this time and during the days going forth. We love and are praying for you all.

Carrie Murden

February 19, 2018

Dearest Cindy and Craig,
I am so sorry for your loss. Mel was a great man and friend of mine. I love you all so much. R.I.P. Mel. Love you forever

Maureen Pendleton

February 19, 2018

Cindy and Family, We are extremely saddened by this news. We thought the world of Mel. Keep his memories alive. God Bless and help each of you through this difficult time.
Love to all of you,
Key and Maureen Pendleton