April 20, 1929 - November 30, 2013
Curtis Paul Stein, son of John and Minnie (Koeppen) Stein, was born April 20, 1929, near Rolfe, Iowa. He resided in the Gilmore City, Iowa area his entire life and attended country school and Gilmore City High School, graduating in 1946. As a young man, Curt loved playing baseball and excelled in wrestling. He was a State Champion at 135 lbs. his Senior year of high school. Curt wrestled for the Gilmore City Tigers. He placed 4th in the national competition that same year in New York. On August 5, 1950, Curt was united in marriage with Betty Huseby at St. John's Catholic Church in Gilmore City. Farming was Curt's occupation, but he never saw it as a job. He loved working the land and harvesting his grain. As a hobby he was an avid collector of antiques, especially cars and "Ageless Iron" tractors. Curt was a member of the Albert City Thresherman and Collectors Show, which was held each year in August. Curt and Betty were also members of a Model T car club and recently joined the Humboldt Model A car club. They enjoyed taking their calliope to many parades over a 37 year period. Curt loved visiting with his collector friends. He had a strong faith and loved his wife of 63 years, Betty. Curt was a devoted father and grandpa. He died November 30, 2013 at Trinity Regional Hospital in Fort Dodge, Iowa at 84 years of age. Survivors include his wife Betty of Gilmore City; his children and their spouses: Douglas (Vicki) Stein of Wellman, IA, Ronald (Esther) Stein of Woolstock, IA, Richard (Lori) Stein of Dakota City, IA, Terry Stein of Gilmore City, Suzanne Jergens of Humboldt, IA, and Cynthia (David) Vote of Gilmore City; 17 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; sister Wilma Hart of Humboldt, IA and brother Duane Stein of Barnum, IA. Curt's parents, sons Paul and James, sister Shirley Stein and twin brothers John and Gene Stein preceded him in death.
Curtis Paul Stein, son of John and Minnie (Koeppen) Stein, was born April 20, 1929, near Rolfe, Iowa. He resided in the Gilmore City, Iowa area his entire life and attended country school and Gilmore City High School, graduating in 1946. As... View Obituary & Service Information
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