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Richard E. ‘Dick’ Curns

December 27, 2012
The Advertiser-Tribune

Richard E. "Dick" Curns, 66, of Tiffin, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.

He was born March 13, 1946, in Tiffin, Ohio, to Alvin H. and Mary Lou (Smith) Curns. June 26, 1965, he married Jeannine Adams, and she survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Lori (James) Fate of Summerville, S.C., and Lynn (Todd) Hull of Tiffin; a brother, Kenneth (Sherry) Curns of Tiffin; five sisters, Donna (Don) Miller of Old Fort, Jeanette (Dave) Beidelschies of McCutchenville; Bonnie (Richard) Sanford and Cindy (Nick) Heilman, both of Tiffin, and Brenda (Joe) Hiestand of Fremont; and four granddaughters, Raelyn and Rachel Fate, and Bailey and Emily Hull.

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Mr. Curns

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Dick graduated in 1964 from Old Fort High School and was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. After high school, he worked for Waldo Zies Builders and then became self employed as Curns Builders. He built many homes around the area and was a member of the Seneca County Home Builders. He also was part owner of Clinton Heights Golf Course. Dick enjoyed traveling in his RV to South Carolina and relaxing in his chair with his two dogs on his lap. But most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters.

His funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424, with the Rev. Donna Van Trees officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Union Cemetery in Old Fort.

Friends may visit with the family 2-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Old Fort Seneca Community Park, Faith United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor's choice.

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