Curtis Kime, 88, of Morenci, Mich., died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at the Fulton Manor in Wauseon, Ohio.
He was born Oct. 30, 1920, in North Morenci, the son of Howard and Bertha (Kreighbaum) Kime. On June 21, 1941, in Defiance, Ohio, he married Christine Leininger. She preceded him in death Feb. 11, 1989. On May 5, 1990, in Morenci, he married Ila Bender and she survives.
Curtis was a life-long Morenci area resident. He retired from the Oliver Corporation in Adrian in 1987, after 10 years of service, where he was employed as a maintenance man. Curtis was a member of the Morenci United Methodist Church and a member of the Morenci Kiwanis Club.
Besides his wife, Curtis is survived by two daughters, Beverly Fortney of Morenci and Lois (and James) Smith of Wauseon, Ohio; three sons, Curtis (and Sue) Kime of Grosse Pointe, Mich., Robert (and Margaret) Kime of Birmingham, Mich., and Roger (and Becky) of Bryan, Ohio; two-step daughters, Diane (and Mike) Hickok of Morenci and Patricia Waldfogel of Morenci; two step-sons, Jack Waldfogel of Wauseon, Ohio, and Kenneth Waldfogel of Seneca, Mich.; 15 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Leonard Kime of Belleville, Mich., and Robert Kime of Lyons, Ohio.
Besides his first wife, Christine, Curtis was preceded in death by his parents; two step-sons, Andy Waldfogel, and one in infancy; a grandson, Kirk Douglas Smith; a sister, Hazel Dulaney; five brothers, Gaylord, Carl, Jesse, Glenn and Howard Kime; a son-in-law, Marvin Fortney; and a granddaughter-in-law, Diane Smith.
A funeral service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17, at the Morenci United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Burstall officiating. Burial will follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is planned from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci and Monday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Morenci United Methodist Church or to the Morenci Kiwanis Club.