Robert Curths

Robert Curths, 72, of Pekin died at 8:20 a.m. June 9, 2012, at Timbercreek Rehab and Healthcare in Pekin.

He was born Aug. 4, 1939, in Taylorville, a son of Lionel A. and Alice Gordon Curths. He married Sandra Darr on June 10, 1972, in Decatur. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Michelle Curths of Pekin; and two brothers, Edward A. (and Carol) Curths of Dorr, Mich., and William (and Connie) Curths of Chicago.

He worked for Vermont Foundry in Vermont for 30 years as a core cleaner, retiring in 2000.

He was a member of Independent Order of the Odd Fellows in Vermont.

Graveside services were held Tuesday at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria with John Bybee officiating. Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes and Crematory in Pekin was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Special Olympics.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/13/2012

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