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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Robert Price Curtis

1945 - 2021

Mishawaka

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Robert Price “Bob” Curtis, 75, of Mishawaka passed away at 2:05 p.m. Sunday, March 28th in his residence surrounded by his loving family.  Bob was born July 18, 1945 in Mishawaka to the late Lois G. (Price) and Warren E. Curtis and was a lifetime area resident.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Curtis.  On May 11, 1968 in South Bend he married his sweetheart of Sigma Chi, Karen Mangerich, who survives.  He is also survived by his two daughters, Anne Curtis (Bo Altes) of Milwaukee, WI and Betha Christopher (Ted) of State College, PA; three loving grandchildren, Madeleine, Bryson, and Anna Christopher; his sister, Charlotte Bowers (Doug) of Tucson, AZ; and a brother, James Curtis (Jeanne) of Scottsdale, AZ.

Bob graduated from Mishawaka High School in 1963, and earned a Bachelor of Economics from Hanover College in 1967. He spent his life supporting the community through financial planning and community service. In 1978 he joined The Healy Group, helped to incorporate the business, and served as President for 10 years.

 Bob’s work in the community of Mishawaka and South Bend was extensive, and a great source of pride for his family. Some of his endeavors included Chairman of The Family/Children's Center Foundation; Chairman of The United Religious Community, which helped to form The Center for the Homeless in South Bend. He was Chairman of the Life Underwriters Association, a longtime member of Million Dollar Round Table, and Mishawaka Lions Club. He was an Elder of Sunnyside Presbyterian Church, South Bend, advocate for Young Life Michiana, and a supporter and patron of the Penn High School music programs.

 A memorial gathering will be held later this year.  Palmer Funeral Home – Welsheimer North Chapel and Southlawn Cremation Services are assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be made to Sunnyside Presbyterian Church, 115 S. Francis St., South Bend, IN, 46617, www.sunnysidechurch.org.  Family and friends may leave email condolences and memories at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.

 

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Sunnyside Presbyterian Church
115. S. Frances Street, South Bend IN 46617
Tel: 1-574-287-1524

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Gail Watkins

April 7, 2021 2:17 PM

While I didn’t work directly with Bob at the Healy Group he always came around to say hi and see how we were doing. Bob always made a point to come talk to us at Healy functions making my husband and I feel comfortable. Prayers to all the Curtis family and keep those memories up close.

Randy and Tami Raciti

April 7, 2021 12:57 PM

I joined the Healy Group in 1987. Bob was integral in my joining. Before there was a Healy Spirit, there was Bob Curtis. Bob had the highest integrity, always striving to do the right thing. He had a servant's heart, putting others' interests before his own. He was a leader in new initiatives that were implemented during his tenure as president, initiatives that exist to this day and continue to bear good fruit. Bob had a gift for making people laugh with his signature dry sense of humor. We were all the beneficiaries of a number of parties Bob organized, complete with entertainment by the students in the Penn High School performing arts program. He was constantly working to make our community a better place to live through the numerous boards and outreaches in which he served. Above all, faith and family were at the center of Bob's life. Everything he did flowed from his relationship with God. He set the bar as a husband, father, and grandfather. His spirt lives on in the rest of us who were blessed to share life with him. 

Karen, Betha, and Anne, know we love you and are praying for you. Let our hope in the resurrection be a source of consolation as you gather in the days to come to both mourn and celebrate Bob's life. We look forward to that day when we will all be gathered with Bob around the table of the Lord.

Randy and Tami Raciti

John Kersey

April 7, 2021 12:22 PM

Even though Bob and I did not work in the same area at Healy Group, I have many memories of Bob stopping to see how things were going.  Always a kind word and a positive attitude.  My prayers to Bob's family.

Tony Nyers

April 7, 2021 7:53 AM

So sorry to hear of Bob's passing.  We only worked a short time together at Healy Group, but I will always remember him as a good man. 

Sara Reyes

April 6, 2021 2:53 PM

I started working at Healy Group after Bob's retirement, but I still got to know him when he would visit the office for his review meetings with Matt. His sense of humor connected well with mine and we became fast friends. I had the pleasure of sitting with he and Karen at one Christmas Party and learned that they met and attended Hanover College - which is right next to my hometown of Madison, IN. We shared memories of the area and they had some stories for me! I will miss Bob dearly - I always enjoyed his visits and our chats. Praying for you Karen, Betha, Anne, and family as you remember and celebrate him. Love, Sara Reyes

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