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Curtis Funseth

Curtis L. Funseth, 66, of Northwood, ND passed away Friday, January 24, 2020 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Ebenezer Free Lutheran Church in Northwood. A visitation will be held Monday, January 27, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the church.

Curtis Luther Funseth was born on May 8, 1953 in Northwood, ND to Carlott and Arleen (Robertsdahl) Funseth. He grew up on the Funseth farm near Northwood. He attended Avon 36 country school and graduated from Northwood High School in 1971. Curtis graduated from NDSU in 1978 with an associate’s degree in animal science.  

On June 24, 1978, Curtis married JoAnn Midtbo, the daughter of Olaf and Jean Midtbo of Hatton, ND. Curtis and JoAnn farmed and raised cattle in the Northwood area.

Curtis served on the boards of Avon Township, Wally Mutual Insurance, Northwood Co-Op Oil, and the Northwood North Cemetery. He was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity at NDSU and sang with the Trailblazers in Mayville. He was a lifelong member of Ebenezer Free Lutheran Church.

Curtis loved sharing his many hobbies with family and friends. He enjoyed far north fishing trips to Canada as well as fishing and hunting locally and riding horses. He had a passion for music and a wide-range of musical taste. He enjoyed playing guitar and banjo. Curtis loved to travel and was known for taking the scenic route. He had a special interest in history and geography. Curtis was always filled with hope and faith for the future. Above all else, Curtis cherished his family. He had a special love and connection with his grandkids.

He is survived by his wife, JoAnn; daughter, Marie (Sean Beanland) Funseth; daughter, Kari (Jeremiah) Messner; son, Kyle (Kathryn) Funseth; grandchildren: Rhett, Everly, Jack, and Mia; brother, Gene (Rose) Funseth; sister, Becky (Keith) Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death was his father, Carlott and his mother, Arleen, and infant sister.

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I was saddened to learn of Curt's passing. My sympathies to his family and friends. From high school classmate Lois Haga Robson

Lois Haga Robson Feb 13 2020 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers to you and your family

Craig and Pam Engel Jan 29 2020 12:00 AM

Dear JoAnn, my sympathies go to you and your family. May memories of a wonderful life well lived help bring you some peace during this most difficult time.

Sandy Marshall Roe Jan 28 2020 12:00 AM

Thinking Of The Family Of Curtis he was a Nice Man.

Kassie Jacobson Jan 27 2020 12:00 AM

God Speed Curt! We only knew each other a short time. It was evident how important his family is to him.
The entire family will be in my families prayers this week! Peace to you all.

Chad Erickson Jan 27 2020 12:00 AM

I was sad to hear of death of Curtis . Curt was a Northwood classmate (Class of 71). He will be surely missed by friends and family. Curt and I attended NDSU after HS graduation Blessings to the Funseth family and to you JoAnn for your loss.

David Walsvik Jan 27 2020 12:00 AM

Dear JoAnn,
I"m so sorry to hear about Curt's passing. He was my roommate for one year in college before I got married. Curt was such a nice, easy-going guy. I really enjoyed his wit and personality. I am truly sorry for your loss.

Dallas Nesemeier Jan 27 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Curtis Funseth

Kay and Jeff Peterson Jan 26 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Curtis Funseth

Maggie & Jerry Bergene Jan 25 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Curtis Funseth

Dawn Heskin Jan 25 2020 12:00 AM

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