Curtis A. Bley, 80, Green Bay, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. He was born on November 27, 1931 in West Jacksonport, Wisconsin. Curtis served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married the love of his life, Fran Utter on October 15, 1955 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport. Fran preceded him in death on November 7, 2010. Curtis was a longtime member of St. Mark Ev. Lutheran Church. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s athletic events. Curtis had a passion for gardening and baking. He generously shared his talents as a handyman by helping his family and friends with projects.
Surviving are his children, Sharon and Scott Paplham, Dale and Joan Bley, Sue and Todd Keckhaver, Darlene (Bartell) and Jeff Oudeans; grandchildren, Lydia (Jovanny) Santana, Katie Paplham, Molly (Joe) McKenzie, Derek Bley, Paul Keckhaver, Kellie (Jeremy) Denor, Tony Bley, Abby (Dave) Lindahl, Curtis Bartell; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Marcella Giesseman; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gordon (Eunice) Bley, Frank (Gloria) Bley, Dennis (Mary) Bley, Lee Bley; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Anna (Vertz) Doney, Eugene (Virginia) Utter, Marion (Lester) Volkmann and Pat (Utter) Stee; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; a son-in-law, David Bartell; brothers and sisters-in-law, Wallace (Laverne) Bley, Nicklas (Lorna) Bley and Donald Giesseman; brothers-in-law, Arlen Utter, Leverette Vertz and Don Doney and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Wallace and Evelyn (Lane) Utter.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 27, 2012 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, 6710 County Road T, West Jacksonport from 9 am until the funeral service at 11 am with Rev. Eric Hansen officiating. Interment will be at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in West Jacksonport with military honors. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Curtis’ name to Unity Hospice, Zion Ev. Lutheran Church or St. Mark Ev. Lutheran Church, De Pere.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Green Bay Oncology, St. Mary’s site, especially Dr. Anthony Jaslowski and also the staff of Unity Hospice for all of the care and concern provided to Curtis and his family.