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Thursday, August 5, 2004


Phil D. Curts, 82, of Terre Haute, died at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 2004, in his residence.

He was born March 8, 1922, in Catlin to Charles E. Curts and Mattie McNary Curts. He was a retired printer for the Tribune-Star.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in four campaigns in Europe, including the Battle of the Bulge. He was a life member of the 94th Infantry Division of Patton's Third Army, and a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He and his wife, Lynn, attended Christ Community Church in Brazil. He was a contributor to several charities, including House of Hope in Brazil, Doctors Without Borders and Wycliff Bible Translators.

He is survived by his wife, Lynn Jennings Curts, whom he married on Oct. 27, 1987; a daughter, Vicki Curts of Terre Haute; a son, Stephen Curts of Rockville and longtime companion, Betty Jones, of Montezuma; three stepdaughters, Janet Oxford and husband Larry of Dalton, Ga., Linda Burger and husband Don of Terre Haute and Helen Seifert and husband Joe Brinker of West Lafayette; two stepsons, John P. Seifert and his wife Debbie of Terre Haute and David Seifert of New York City; three grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; a niece; and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by his former wife, Dorothy Curts, in 1982.

Memorial services are 2 p.m. Sunday in Christ Community Church in Brazil, with Pastor Tim Russell officiating. Cremation has been scheduled.

The family suggests donations to Vista Care Hospice of Terre Haute or House of Hope in Brazil. Callahan Funeral Home, 2425 Wabash Ave., assisted with the arrangements.