October 26, 2007
Elias George Curdes Jr., age 84, passed away November 26, 2007 in Ft. Myers, Florida after a long illness.? He was born December 25, 1922 in Toledo, where he resided until 1992, when he and his wife Kathryn moved to Crooked Lake, Angola, Indiana, where they spent their summers and Ft. Myers, Florida where they spent their winters. George honorably served his country as a Sergeant in the Army, 383rd Battalion during World War II from 1942 to 1945.? He was a Senior Inspector for the Bureau of Customs, U.S. Treasury Department, Port of Toledo, before retiring in 1985. George was a Master Mason in the Robinson-Locke Masonic Lodge where he was presented with a 50 year award by The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Mason's of Ohio.? He was also a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo, Zenobia Shrine A.A.O.N.M.S., Toledo, Ohio, Zenobia Temple Guards, Pokagon Shrine Club in Angola, Indiana and the Fraternal order of Moose in Angola, Indiana.? George was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, Angola, Indiana and an Associate Member of Peace Lutheran Church Ft.Myers, FL. George is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Kathryn; daughter, Carol (Mark) Barton; son, Thomas (Rosemarie) Curdes; 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Services will be 10:30am Saturday in the Ansberg-West Funeral Home 3000 Sylvania Avenue, Toledo, Ohio where friends are invited to visit from 1:00 to 5:00pm and 6:30 to 9:00pm Friday? Masonic services will be conducted 7:30pm Friday by the Robinson-Locke lodge.? Funeral services will be officiated by The Reverend Ike Redfern, Pastor Emeritus of Grace Lutheran Church where George was a member when living in Toledo.? Interment in Toledo Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to the Shriner's Hospital, Hope Hospice, Ft. Myers, FL, Peace Lutheran Church 1300 Williams St., Angola Indiana 46703 or of Peace Lutheran Church, 15840 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33908. ?
Elias George Curdes Jr., age 84, passed away November 26, 2007 in Ft. Myers, Florida after a long illness.? He was born December 25, 1922 in Toledo, where he resided until 1992, when he and his wife Kathryn moved to Crooked Lake, Angola, Indiana,... View Obituary & Service Information
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