Linda Lee (Martine) Curtis, age 73, of Glencoe, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at her home in Glencoe.
Linda Lee (Martine) Curtis, age 73, of Glencoe, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at her home in Glencoe. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at 11 a.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Glencoe, with interment at a later date in the Glencoe City Cemetery in Glencoe, Minnesota. Officiating was Rev. Linzy Collins Jr. Arrangements by the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book available at www.hantge.com.
Linda Lee (Martine) Curtis was born on March 18, 1940, in Sleepy Eye. She was the first child of George “Darwin” and Vopal (Murphy) Martine. Linda was baptized as an infant on May 26, 1940, and later confirmed in her faith as a youth on April 2, 1953, both at Faith United Methodist Church in Sleepy Eye. She received her education in Sleepy Eye, graduating from Sleepy Eye Public School with the class of 1958. Linda furthered her education by attending Mankato State College (now University) in Mankato, graduating in 1962. She received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Library Science. On May 12, 1962, Linda was united in marriage to William “Bill” Curtis at Faith United Methodist Church in Sleepy Eye. Linda and Bill made their home in St. James, and then in 1967 they moved to Glencoe. Their marriage was blessed with two daughters, Elizabeth and Anne. Linda and Bill shared over 51 years of marriage. In addition to being a loving wife, mother and homemaker, Linda taught third grade in St. James, and did substitute teaching in Glencoe. She was also the bookkeeper for the commercial printing business she and Bill owned and operated, Franklin Printing in Glencoe. Linda was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Glencoe, where she was the Sunday school secretary for many years and also served on the wedding, altar, deaconess and bazaar cookie sale committees and helped out at other church activities. On April 25, 2000, Linda was diagnosed with Parkinson disease. She loved to walk, read, organize and play Bridge with her card club and spend time with her grandchildren being one of her favorites. Linda treasured the time spent with her family and friends. Blessed be her memory.
Linda is survived by her husband, William “Bill” Curtis of Glencoe; daughters, Elizabeth (Curtis) Ortloff of Chaska and Anne Marie (Curtis) Uselman of St. Bonifacius; grandchildren, Abigail and Isaac Uselman of St. Bonifacius; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Leslie (Martha) Curtis of Coon Rapids, Robert (Patty) Grundmeyer of Medina, Ohio, Lenore (Jody)Miller of Plymouth; nieces, nephews and other relatives and many friends.
Linda is preceded in death by her parents, George “Darwin” and Vopal Martine; siblings, Muriel Grundmeyer and David Martine.