Judith ‘Judy’ Curtis, 76

June 15, 1945 —
Feb. 22, 2022
CRESCO - Judith “Judy” Kay Curtis, age 76, of Cresco, Iowa, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022 at Regional Health Services of Howard County in Cresco, following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, in Cresco. Visitation will be one before the service.
Judy was born on June 15, 1945 to Ervin and Margaret (Schultz) Ernst of rural Cresco, where they farmed for many years.  She graduated from Crestwood High School in 1963.   
On Nov. 2, 1963 she was united in marriage to Ward I. Curtis.  In addition to farming, the couple turned their hobbies of Christmas trees and crafts into a full-time business that is now known as Curtis Trees and Gifts.  
Judy was very involved in many school and church-related activities, including being a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and served as a leader for Immanuel’s Youth Luther League and helped to plan Crestwood High School’s first post-prom party.  She spent much of her time working with her daughter, Wendy, with her gift shop and wedding business, as well as spending time with her grandchildren, who she adored and spoiled with her love.
Judy is survived by her husband, Ward; son, Greg Curtis; daughter, Wendy (Jeff) Murphy; four grandchildren, Wyatt Curtis, Curtis Murphy, Dustin Murphy and Shayla (Kyle) Maere; and sister, Sharon (Alton) Midthus.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ervin and Margaret (Schultz) Ernst.

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