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William CurryJuly 15, 1926 ~ June 14, 2017 (age 90)
William Curry, 90, West Fargo, ND, formerly Minot, ND, died on Wednesday, June 14, 2017surrounded by his children, at Sheyenne Crossings Care Center in West Fargo.
William Patrick Curry was born July 15, 1926 at Clinton, IA to William and Dora (Gehrman) Curry. He grew up and attended school in Slayton, MN. Bill enlisted in the US Navy and served during World War II on the USS Neshoba. After the war, he reenlisted and served on a Mobile Communication Unit on Guam. He was honorably discharged in 1947. Upon discharge, he returned to Slayton where he operated Curry Brothers Radio with his brother, Richard. He also painted houses for a time. In 1951, he moved to Traverse City, MI where he met his wife and worked for the federal government at the then Civil Aeronautics Administration now known as the FAA, as an air traffic controller. William married Jeanne Huellmantel on March 14, 1952 in Toledo, Ohio. While employed by the FAA they made their home in many places including; Toledo, OH, Rochester, MN, Fargo, ND, McGrath, AK, Northway, AK, Ottumwa, IA, and Minot, ND. Following Bill’s retirement from the FAA, they continued to reside in Minot. Jeanne passed away in 2009. Bill moved to West Fargo in 2011.
Bill’s passion was fishing. He was also a Ham Radio operator and enjoyed making wine.
He is survived by three children, Jerry (Edith) Curry, Fairbanks, AK, Tom Curry, Fargo and Pat Eckroth, West Fargo; 9 grandchildren, Jennifer, Bryan, Brenda, Breanna, Brandon, Jessica, Robert, Kari and Edward as well as 13 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild and brother, Richard Curry of Rosemount, MN.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Jeanne of 57 years.
A private family service will be held with burial at the ND Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, ND. The family asks that any memorials be made to Hospice of the Red River Valley in Fargo, ND. Memories and condolences may be share by visiting westfuneralhome.com
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