OBITUARY

Curtis J Hain

February 4, 1931July 1, 2019
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Curtis “Kirby” Hain, age 88, gained his angel wings on July 1, 2019. Funeral services for Curtis "Kirby" Hain will be held on Friday, July 5, at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Visitation will be at 1:00 pm with the service following at 2:00 pm. Graveside blessings will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff.

A memorial fund has been established in lieu of flowers. Donations can be sent to Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel or any member of the Hain family.

Curt was born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, on February 4, 1931. He attended school in the Lake Alice Community and graduated from Scottsbluff High School in 1949. He enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 17 and served most of his service time in Japan. After returning to the Scottsbluff area, he married Alice Mae Lundgren. They became the proud parents of 6 children—Deb, Pam, Daryl, Larry, Tina, and Curt Jr.

After the Army, Curt returned to the Scottsbluff area and worked at the Gambles Store on Broadway. He was later promoted to Manager and transferred first to Englewood, Colorado, then Sterling, Colorado, and eventually Alliance, Nebraska. Curt and Alice put down roots in Alliance by purchasing the Gambles franchise. All of the children finished their schooling at Alliance High School.

Curt was experienced in numerous other endeavors. He became a pilot in the late 1960s and had many stories to tell of people he helped by flying them to their destinations. He served as a volunteer and eventually full-time fireman and EMT for the Alliance Fire Department. After he relocated to the Denver area in 1986, he spent many years as a driver for a mobility company. That is when he acquired the nickname “Kirby.” He used to joke about driving “old people” around until he retired on his 75th birthday in 2006.

His proudest roles were probably those of husband, father, grandpa, camp director, mentor, financier, and so many other titles that align with being a family man. Whether it be a weekend or extended trip to Canada, the family camping and fishing trips instilled family values that have been carried forward by his and Alice’s children.

Curt is survived by his children, Deb McKenney (Mike Vespaziani), Pam Hain, Larry Hain (Ellen Wolfe), Tina Classen (Terry Classen), Curt Hain, Jr. (Ginger Sickels), thirteen grandchildren, and a growing number of great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Alice, his son Daryl, parents Raymond and Violet Hain, his sister Virginia Holmes (Dale), and his brother Marion Cecil Hain.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, July 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 5, 2019
  • Graveside Burial Friday, July 5, 2019

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Margie Moss

July 13, 2019

I'm so glad that I among all of Alliance in the 1970 known as Kirby's Gamble's store and Alice would roll her eyes and we'd burst out laughing. Of course we would give us the look.. They were my second parents and their children were so good to me. I remember Curt being on the emergency unit when I call because my baby girl was coming and I was alone. He took my hand and said " daddy's here and mom ( alice). Will meet us at the hospital. We're going to be fine..I will never forget them ever. I'm sorry their gone though heaven needed those great God given Angel's. To the siblings of great parents you had the best. God's Blessings are with you all now and always...AMEN. love you and hugs to you all even Daryl always anyone's friend.heaven needed their amazing love and called them home....hugs to you all..

Margie Moss

July 11, 2019

I've known Curt for oh so many years. He was always that should you could cry on, or he had so many jokes you'd likely pee your pants. He work so hard for his loving family and that they are a loving family. He worked doing anything he could for the city of alliance. Alice was his best friend and she loved him. He could dance, he taught me to dance. He did all he could to keep my daughter alive back in the 70's. And he checked on me at home everyday. If he wasn't with me Alice was. I know he got his angel wings and also the honor of serving our country, and community. God's Blessings be with you all for you had the parents we all prayed for..love you all. Praying for you all...

Rich Schommer

July 3, 2019

All the great memories... Playing together as kids.

It hardly seems right that we're all about the age our grandparents were back then!

My thoughts are with you.

Fred Knaub

July 3, 2019

My sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Hain. I hope you can take comfort in the memories you will have forever. Peace to you all.

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