Curtin, Peter Antherdes (April 17, 1910 - April 10, 1980)

Funeral services are held here

April 4 for Peter A. Curtin, 69

Douglas Budget - April 17, 1980

Funeral services for longtime Douglas resident, Peter A. Curtin, 69, were held on Monday at the St. James Catholic Church with Father Colibraro officiating. Interment was in the Douglas Park Cemetery.

Curtin died on Thursday, April 10 at the Converse County Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.

He was born on April 17, 1910 at Spaulding, Nebraska. His family moved to the Douglas community in 1916. Curtin graduated from Douglas High School in 1930 with a football scholarship which he used at Oklahoma State.

He was married to his wife, Virginia on June 27, 1964 in Douglas. Curtin was an outdoor enthusiast and especially liked dogs, hunting and fishing. He spent 20 years in the grocery business and operated Curtins Liquor Store for the past 25 years. He was the head of the State Fair parade for many years and was a president of the Young Democrats.

Curtin was a member of the Douglas Moose Lodge, Fawn Club, St. James Catholic Church and the Douglas Community Club.

Survivors include daughters Mickey Page of Douglas; Carol Schumacher, Santa Ana, California; Sharon Curtin, Lovitsville, Virginia; Tomi Silsby, Glenrock; one son, Peter M. Curtin of Douglas; one stepdaughter, Allison Schnabel of Casper; three brothers, Francis "Diddy" Curtin of Thermopolis, Paul and Tom of Douglas; three sisters, Margaret Mills of Long Beach, California and eleven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Carrie Curtin, his wife, Virginia, and one brother, Tad Curtin.

Pallbearers were Wesley D. Hineman, Pat Curtin, Bill Nida, Maxie Page, Tim Curtin, Rick Ramsey, Mike Schnabel and Chris Schnabel. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Fawn Club; Bud Turner, Charles George, Ed Moore, Vern Knisely and Jim Leman.

Memorials to the Converse County Cancer Society of the St. James Catholic Church building fund are requested by the family.

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