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Marlan Curtright

Marlan Ray "Curt" Curtright

Sunday, February 27th, 1944 - Thursday, May 27th, 2021
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Marlan “Curt” Ray Curtright, 77, of Scottsbluff, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff after a brief illness. His memorial service will be held at 11am on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at the First United Methodist Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Craig Collins officiating. Private family inurnment will be held later at Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff. Casual attire if you like and masks are optional. Services will be live streamed on Bridgman Funeral Home Facebook Page. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of any flowers, memorials in Curt’s honor be made in care of the church. Online condolences may be made by viewing Curt’s memorial page at Bridgman Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Scottsbluff is entrusted with arrangements.
Curt was born Feb 27, 1944, in Tilden, NE to Dale and Opal (Swanson) Curtright. Early in his life, Curt’s family moved to a farm in Neligh, NE. In Neligh, Curt grew up with two younger brothers Robert and Norman. When Curt was in the seventh grade, his family moved to Kearney, NE. In Kearney, Curt attended school and graduated from Kearney High School in 1962 and later attended Kearney State College.
Curt met the love of his life, Jan Speck, in ninth grade. They continued to date and were married on August 31, 1963. Curt and Jan were married 57 years. To this union two children were born.
While attending school, Curt began working at Sidles Automotive. Curt was then promoted to manager in the Alliance, NE location. From Alliance, Curt began working for UPS in Scottsbluff. Curt and Jan owned Daylight Donut, he worked for Security Mutual Life Insurance, owned Umm’s Yogurt, and retired with Coors of Western Nebraska as their Public Relations Representative.
Curt and Jan were very fortunate to enjoy many years of retirement and traveling together. Curt enjoyed being with his family and friends, reading, and watching old country western movies. Curt belonged to the United Methodist Church, Kiwanis, and the Elks.
Curt is survived by his wife Jan; son Todd (Julie) Curtright of Elkhorn, NE; daughter Tami (Todd) Janicek of Bridgeport, NE; grandchildren Amanda (Lou) Lujan, Lindsey (Drew) Weiland, Cody (Emily) Curtright, Taylor Janicek and Trey Janicek; eight great-grandchildren; brothers Robert (Lorraine) Curtright and Norman (Cassy) Curtright; sisters-in-law Charlotte Speck and Sue Speck; and numerous nieces and nephews.
His parents Dale and Opal Curtright, in-laws Carl and Wilma Speck, and brothers-in-law Lonnie and Carl Edward Speck all preceded him in death.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 11:00am
    First United Methodist Church
    2002 4th Avenue
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    Pastor Craig Collins
  • Interment

    Fairview Cemetery
    4109 5th Avenue
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Lydia Patrick

Posted at 02:01pm
Jan, I was saddened and shocked to read of Curt's passing. My thoughts have been with you since. Will keep you in my prayers. Love, Lydia

TJ DiBacco

Posted at 12:50pm
Here is a sentiment that may comfort you a little:
Do not stand by my grave and weep.
I am not there. I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am a diamond glint in the snow.

I am the sunlight on the ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awake in the morning hush
I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circling flight
I am the soft star shine at night.

Do not stand by my grave and cry.
I am not there... I did not die.

Mary Elizabeth Frye - 1932

Keith & Glenda Slaymaker

Posted at 01:58pm
"Our friend Curt"
You are remembered in a special way in sympathy and prayer

Randy Cromer

Posted at 10:23am
Jan and I were deeply saddened by the loss of Curt, we always looked forward to seeing you guys at our reunions. Curt was the type of friend everybody should have. So many good memories from high school, and the day you guys married.

Donald Giltz

Posted at 09:10pm

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