In Memory of

Curtis Lee Dodge

September 6, 1960 - June 11, 2019
From: Austin, TX | Originally: Spencer, IA
Curtis Lee Dodge

Curtis Lee Dodge

Born: September 6, 1960
Died: June 11, 2019
Age: 58

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   Curtis Lee Dodge, the son of Arnold and Marlene (Brawner) Dodge, was born September 6, 1960 in Spencer, Iowa. He enjoyed playing baseball and did not let his small size keep him from competing with the big boys.  His childhood years were spent in Spencer, Iowa, where he received his education, graduating from Spencer High School.  Curt continued his education at the University of Northern Iowa, where he received his teaching degree.

     Following his schooling, Curtis worked as a school teacher at Fabens public schools for many years.  He later changed careers and worked for the Dept. of Human Services for several years until his health forced him to retire.  He enjoyed helping others and caring for his cat. He also loved watching anything sports related, enjoyed bowling and was a Texas Longhorn fan.

     Curtis passed away unexpectedly at his home in Austin, Texas on Monday, June 11, 2019 at the age of 58.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Marlene.

     He is survived by his father, Arnold and his wife, Ardyce of Spencer; two brothers: Brad Dodge and Danny (Ann) Dodge all of Spencer; step brothers and sisters: Mark (Linda) Ruehle of Jesup, Iowa, Brian (Pat) Ruehle of Hazel Green, WI, Jon (Dawn) Ruehle of Cherokee, Iowa and Elizabeth “Beth” (Eddie) Gotte of New Braunfels, TX; nieces and nephews: Josh, Jill, Luke, Tony, Ryan and Samantha; great nephews: Kale & Sanders;  and many other relatives and friends.

SERVICES
Graveside Services will be held 10:30 A.M., Saturday June 22, 2019 at the Fairview Cemetery in Rural Langdon, Iowa


A Lunch and time of fellowship will be held immediately following the graveside services at East Leach Park in Spencer.
OFFICIATING
Rev. Beth Odor
VISITATION
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established by the family.
MUSIC

"On Eagle's Wings"

"You Raise Me Up" by Josh Groban

INTERMENT
Fairview Cemetery
Langdon, IA

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Friday, June 21, 2019 at 2:00 PM
“We will miss Curt here at Hidden Gardens Apartments. Cut was a long time resident who was loved by many. He was easy going and held his head high. I am personally so sorry for this loss. My deepest sympathy to Curt's family on their loss.”
- Kathy Terry
Friday, June 21, 2019 at 2:00 PM
“We were so sad to learn of Curt's passing and our deepest, most heartfelt condolences to the Dodge family for this great loss. What a trooper and wonderful man he was.
God bless and comfort you all during this difficult time.”
- Kathy Terry
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 9:52 AM
“For all of those in the Dodge family, our condolences in regards to Curt's passing. Curt was a great friend, classmate, & wrestling teammate. I loved his passion for life! such fun memories of school-based together. And the opportunities when he would stay with us in Oklahoma as he traveled back and forth from Texas to Spencer. I'll never forget one of the times when his cat Climbed up into the air duct crawlspace area. after much coaxing Curt was finally able to get the little bugger to come down. We share our thoughts and prayers for your family, be blessed...”
- Jay & Janet Selzer
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 9:51 AM
“I am sorry for your loss. May God bless you and your family, and give you peace. ”
- Lisa Andersen Buchan
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 8:08 AM
“My sincere condolences and heartfelt good wishes to the Dodge family. Curt was definitely one of the good ones. May God bless you all with his comfort & peace during this difficult time.”
- Mike Elbert
Monday, June 17, 2019 at 11:05 AM
“Sorry to hear about your loss!”
- Renee Juza
Monday, June 17, 2019 at 7:52 AM
“So very sorry to hear about Curt, heartfelt condolences.”
- Mike Durst
Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 3:24 PM
“My thoughts and prayers go out to the Dodge family for the loss of Curt. We lived neighbors to them for several years, and I graduated with Curt in 1979. ”
- Teresa (Shatto) Loving
Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 3:24 PM
“My condolences to the Dodge family. Remember Curtis from my childhood at the ballpark. Was a happy and playful kid who loved baseball. May God bless you all in this time of sorrow.”
- Tracy Nielsen
Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 3:24 PM
“Arnie and family -- We were so sorry to learn of Curt's passing. Our thoughts are with you. From old Fairview neighbors.”
- Jim & Twyla Rowley
Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 10:44 AM
“May loving memories help to ease your pain.
I was saddened to here of Curt’s passing. I grew up with Curt and we graduated together in 1979.”
- Michelle Hummel-Young
Friday, June 14, 2019 at 3:25 PM
“My condolences to the Dodge family, I am sad to learn of Curtis' passing!
- Jann Schomaker Arends
Friday, June 14, 2019 at 8:18 AM
“We are sorry for your lost of Curtis. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God Bless your family and watch over you. Mike and Mary Monroe”
- Mike & Mary Monroe
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