Curtis Lee was born on June 6, 1965, in Sauk Centre to LaVerne Jr. & Barbara Jean (Starry) Graves. After graduation in 1983, he went to work for Starry Construction. On September 2, 1988, Curtis married Barbara Rosenow. Over the years he worked for several companies; Bauerly’s Construction, Knife River Construction, Mayo Construction of North Dakota, and lastly Riley Brothers Construction as a Superintendent.
Curtis was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, cutting wood and spending time with his cows. He took joy in raising his own beef cattle, processing his own pigs, and especially drinking his diet Coke and diet Pepsi. One of his favorite pastimes was sitting on the couch in the evening watching Fox News while eating mint chip ice cream, popcorn, or chips; always remembering to share with his dogs who were a big part of his life. Curtis was very generous with the fish he caught, giving fish to friends and family.
In memory of Curt, on Saturday, March 27, please wear your Trump, Fox News and flannel apparel.
Curtis was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, co-chair of Midwest Outdoors Unlimited for the last 11 years and co-chair of Ducks Unlimited in Todd County for five years.
Curtis is preceded in death by his infant brother Peter, grandparents, Laverne Sr. & Frances Graves, grandpa Whistle Starry, grandpa Forest Nelson and in-laws, DeWayne & Lillian Rosenow.
Curtis is survived by his wife Barbara, children: Cory (fiancé Abbey Minke) Graves, born in 1993, Brianna (Derek Dempsey) Graves, born in 2001; parents, LaVerne Jr. & Barbara Graves; grandma, Myrtle Nelson; siblings: Greg (Dawn) Graves, Corinne (Rob) Mettenburg, Connie (Glenn) Pesta; brother-in-law Jim (Trina) Rosenow and many nieces, nephews and his favorite great niece Ava Graves.
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