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    FROM THE LEFT, Landon Wilkins, Ryan White and Logan Blaker try out their artistic skills Saturday afternoon at the Morenci PTO’s first Date to Create event. More than 50 people showed up to create decorated planks of wood to hang from rope. The event served as a fund-raiser for miscellaneous PTO projects. Additional photos are on the back of this week’s Observer.

McCaskey, Curtis

Posted in Obituaries

Curtis L. McCaskey, 91, of Prudenville, Mich., died Sept. 10, 2012, at Horizon Senior Living in St. Helen with his family by his side.

Curtis was born Aug. 6, 1921, in Fulton County, Ohio, to Harry and Wilmar (Acker) McCaskey. Curtis grew up in the Morenci area and graduated from Morenci High School. He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II as a supervisor of aircraft mechanics and gunners aboard multi-engine aircraft.

Curtis was an entrepreneur in the Detroit area where he owned several businesses. Curtis had a cabin at Houghton Lake for many years before making the Houghton Lake area his home more than 30 years ago.

He is survived by his wife, Norma; a daughter, Carrifae (and Chuck) Quiney of Prudenville; a son, Patrick McCaskey of Gadsden, Ala.; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gary, and sister, Abbey Jean.

Private family services will be scheduled. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Advantage of West Branch. Christler Funeral Home of Prudenville handled arrangements.

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