Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Curtiss “Curt”Theodore Larson passed peacefully April 23, 2021. Curt was born March 15, 1943 to Clarence and Marjorie Larson in Perham MN. Upon graduating high school, Curt enlisted in the Army and served as a Signal Intelligence Analyst E3 Private First class. After completing his tour, he returned home and began a Man-Power Training program earning a Civil Engineering Certificate. One sunny afternoon, while grabbing lunch, Curt met the love of his life Shirley. He was quite persistent in getting that first date, and the rest is history! They were married October 23, 1965 and three daughters, Sandy, Debbie, and Connie, followed shortly thereafter. In 1975, they moved their family to Seattle, WA where Curt worked for various companies as a Project Inspector, before retiring from the City of Bothell in 2006. Curt became “Poppers” in 1987 when granddaughter Brittney was born, and he adored that little girl. 1993 brought grand-daughter Cassidy, and he couldn’t have been more excited to have another little girl running around the house. In 1999 Curt was thrown a curve ball when two grandsons, Chandler Curtiss (named after him) and Cody joined the crew! Only having sisters and daughters, boys were a whole new experience for him, and they were ALL BOY, so grandpa had to shift gears, but he lovingly did so. In 2001 Kira was born and forever by Papa’s side. In 2002 Ethan was born and by now Grandpa had the boy thing down. In 2013 Curt’s last grandchild Brady was born and he doted on that little boy. Curt loved all his grandchildren to pieces, and he was proud of each of them, and enjoyed watching as a few set off on their own adventures as young adults. In 2016 Curt was blessed with two great-grandsons, Slayton and Jackson. His heart and world were full! Curt was not a man of many words, but occasionally his dry sense of humor would reveal itself and he’d often crack himself up and get going with a whole belly laugh. Curt was a wealth of information and would often send tidbits along to his kids and grandkids. If there was a trip to be planned, Curt was the one gathering information. He enjoyed camping and exploring with his kids visiting Yellowstone and Old Faithful. Returning to MN or ND for a visit, meant an all-night road trip, and Sandy remembers massaging his neck and gazing at the stars with him as they drove. When Curt’s daughters were young Sunday family time meant a stroll through Kmart and then off to Shakeys Pizza for linner. Another favorite spot for family time was Pizza & Pipes. Curt loved listening to the massive organ and watching old black and white movies. Trips to Hawaii and Disney Land with his family always brought a smile to his face, as he truly loved spending time altogether. Loved by everyone he met, Curt had a heart of gold and would give you the shirt off his back, and often had neighborhood kids over for a meal or to hang out with his family. A kindhearted and loving man, he started every day with a cup of coffee in the sun on his porch in AZ, he loved watching sports, family dinners where there were sure to be a few shenanigans and creating memories with his wife of 56 years, their beloved children, grand-children and great-grandchildren. You will be missed Curt/Dad/Pops/Poppers/Papa/Grandpa.
Curt leaves behind his beloved family: Wife Shirley Larson, Wentzville MO, Daughters Sandra Noll, Kenmore Wa, Debbie Louis (Timo Louis), Gilbert AZ, Connie Larson (John Fellner) Wentzville MO. Many grandchildren. Brittney Gregg, San Diego Ca, Cassidy Perman, Hansville Wa, Chandler Noll, Kenmore Wa, Cody Perman, Queen Creek Az, Ethan Noll, Kenmore Wa, Kira Larson, Wentzville MO and Brady Fellner Wentzville MO. Great grandchildren: Slayton, Jackson and great grand baby number three arriving in November.
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