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‘Kris’ Curlo, 50 - The Grand Island Independent: Obituaries

Sunday, March 1, 2015

‘Kris’ Curlo, 50

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  • Mrs. Curlo

BOELUS — Kristine A. “Kris” Curlo, 50, of Boelus died unexpectedly Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at St. Francis Medical Center.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church in Loup City. The Rev. Marty Egging will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Francis Catholic Cemetery at Ashton.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the church, with a vigil service at 7 p.m. Peters Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Mrs. Curlo was born Jan. 4, 1963, in Loup City to Hubert S. “Kuba” and Frances “Franny” (Czarnek) Stobbe.

Survivors of the immediate family include her husband, Donnie Curlo of Boelus; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Josh Blake of Lincoln, Brian and Andrea Curlo of Hastings, and Kevin and Elizabeth Curlo of Ashton; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Angela Blake of Omaha, Brandi and Doug DeKay of Wood River, and Kari and Karl Jorgensen of Farwell; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Patsy Moraczewski of Pueblo, Colo., Mary Stobbe of Grand Island, and Geralyn and Ron Carruth of Strafford, N.H.; six brothers and two sisters-in-law, Tom Stobbe of Lexington, Chuck Stobbe of Las Vegas, Nev., Duane Stobbe of Plainview, Billy and Rose Stobbe of Grand Island, Tony Stobbe of Ashton, and Jeff and Clara Stobbe of Ashton.

Others left to cherish her memory include her grandchildren, Michael and Alex DeKay, Shelby Curlo, Janessa, Hailey and Logan Jorgensen.

Kris was the eighth of 10 children. She grew up on the family farm near Ashton and graduated from Loup City High School in 1981. She married Howard Blake on Nov. 14, 1981, at Paplin. They lived in Loup City. Kris married Donnie Curlo on Dec. 10, 1994, at their farm near Boelus, surrounded by their family and friends. They lived on their farm and Kris worked at Menards for over 10 years as manager of the millwork department. At the time of her death, she was working in shipping and receiving.

Kris loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved tending to her vegetable and flower gardens, canning, summer tractor pulls and polka music, especially the Urkoski Polka Band.

She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Ashton, its Altar Society and the American Legion Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hubert “Kuba” and Frances “Franny” Stobbe, Brad Kuhl and Jennifer Curlo.

In lieu of flowers, the family is establishing a memorial in Kris’ name.

Online condolences may be given at www.petersfunaeralhome.net under Mrs. Curlo’s obituary. You also may sign the guestbook at theindependent.com/obituaries.

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