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Ronald Rex CurlessAugust 28, 1947 ~ December 29, 2017 (age 70)
Ronald Rex Curless, age 70, of Elwood, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 29, 2017 at St. Vincent Mercy Hospital.
He was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan on August 28, 1947, to the late Clifford and Grace Curless. Ron was a graduate of Blackford County High School and then joined the United States Army. He served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Following Ron's service to our country he was employed by Conrail, then as a police officer at the Town of Matthews and then began to work for the Veterans Affairs. While employed by the VA Ron worked in Ashville, North Carolina, and later transferred to the Marion VA where he worked as a dietician until he retired. On February 6, 1993 he married his loving wife, Kathy (Shawhan) Curless and they shared nearly 25 years of marriage together. In his spare time Ron was an avid fisherman and enjoyed cars. He always enjoyed animals but especially his cat "Peanut". Ron will be remember as gentle giant who was a big teddy bear once you got to know him. He will sadly missed but loving remembered by his family and friends.
Ron is survived by his loving wife, of 24 years, Kathy (Shawhan) Curless of Elwood, son, Shane (wife Kate) Curless of Bluffton, son, Seth Curless of Vermillion, OH, brother, Larry Lyon of Indianapolis, granddaughter, Izzi Curless, and grandson, Ronnie Curless. He was preceded in death by his father, Clifford Curless, mother, Grace June Curless, and sister, Joyce Curless.
Funeral service will be at 12:00 pm Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Dunnichay Funeral Home. Burial will be at 2:00 pm on Thursday at the Marion National Cemetery in Marion. Visitation will be Thursday, January 4, 2018, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, at Dunnichay Funeral Home, 1113 S. Anderson Street, Elwood, Indiana.
Online condolences can be given at www.dunnichayfuneralhome.com