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Curtis Wilson

Curtis R. Wilson

Saturday, December 8th, 1951 - Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
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Curtis R. Wilson died on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Born and raised in Cloquet, MN by Roy Curtis and Jane B (Fay) Wilson, who predeceased him, he is survived by the love of his life, Lisa Wilson, who he married on May 25, 1991 and their daughter Zoë Rose Wilson and her fiancé John A. “Alex” Reinman.
A graduate of Cloquet High School and the University of Minnesota with a BS in Electrical Engineering, where he played hockey, Curt worked for various engineering firms over the years, before starting his own consulting practice Wilson & Wilson, LLC in 2001. Devoted to his clients, who spanned the country, he enjoyed every aspect of a profession he knew he wanted to pursue from the time he was a young teenager.
Athletic and outdoor endeavors and music were the soundtrack of his life. An avid outdoorsman, whether it was skiing or golfing with Zoë and friends, hunting, fishing, picking rocks or walking or hiking a new trail or town, Curt maintained his curiosity. A gifted athlete, he played hockey for the University of Minnesota, joined baseball, softball and golf leagues. He loved everything about the sky, whether it was viewing it through a telescope, flying through it while piloting a plane or hang gliding himself or with a student. An accomplished musician, Curt played the violin and guitar in orchestras, bands and at home.
He is also survived by his daughter Julie Ann Wilson and grandson Sam Miller of Coleraine, MN and granddaughter Kyra Anne Wilson of Swan River, MN, his brothers Keith L. Wilson of Huntsville, AL, Joel D. Wilson of Cloquet, MN, Ross N. Wilson of Chippewa Falls, WI, his uncle Thomas (Cecilia) Fay and their son Phillip of Rockford, IL, his aunt, Esther Fay of Champaign, IL, nieces and nephews, Sarah and Greg Partridge of Atlanta, GA, Ryan Wilson of Huntsville, AL, Laura Wilson and Nancy (Craig) Korpela of Shoreview, MN and Jennifer Milbrandt of Forest Lake, MN, in laws Douglas and Georgiana Sweetman of Conway, SC and countless family friends.
Arrangements are being handled by Wm. G. Miller and Son Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. On Saturday, November 30, 2019, calling hours will be held from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm directly followed by a memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bardavon Opera House, the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley or Mental Health America of Dutchess County, all based in Poughkeepsie, NY.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    When
    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location
    Wm. G. Miller & Son F.H. ,Inc.
    Address
    371 Hooker Ave.
    POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12603
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    When
    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 3:00pm
    Location
    Wm. G. Miller & Son F.H. ,Inc.
    Address
    371 Hooker Ave.
    POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12603
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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John Young

Posted at 09:07am
I am honored and blessed to have known Curt. He was truly a blessing in my life and I will miss him. My condolences.
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The Zarzeka Family

Posted at 10:01am
Planting a tree in your memory gives us great pleasure Curtis. You were a wonderful Husband, Father and Friend and we are so happy to remember you in this way!
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Jean Cook

Posted at 05:14am
Dear Zoe and Lisa,
Curt was such a wonderful man. Always warm, caring and ready to help. His smile and laugh made everything right. I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts every day.
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Bruce and MaryAnne Marzullo

Posted at 11:18pm
Lisa, we are devastated to hear about Curt's passing....so very very sad for you and Zoe...we are sending you our deepest condolences... Love, Bruce and MaryAnne
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