Curtis Joel Meyers, son of Clarence and Myrna Meyers, was born June 17, 1967, in Pella, Iowa. He passed away Friday, June 14, 2013, at the Hospice House in Pella.
He graduated from Pella Community High School in 1985.
On June 21, 1986, Curtis was united in marriage to Lori Dawn Butler at Trinity Reformed Church. Curtis and Lori had one son, Christopher James Meyers, who was born on January 20, 1992.
As a family, they enjoyed collecting and attending gas and oil swap meets. Curtis’s collection continued to grow with gas pumps in the living room, with oil bottles and gas globes scattered throughout their house. Eventually, Lori and Curtis sold most of his collection and began collecting IH pedal tractors. He was known for giving pedal tractors to his nieces and children of family friends. Curtis also occasionally snuck in a tractor or two from an auction that Lori never knew of. Chris and Lori still continue to enjoy pieces of his collections. For many years they all enjoyed attending the Iowa State Fair. Curtis would go all ten days of the fair if he could and eat at as many stands as possible.
Curtis and Christopher enjoyed attending Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever banquets. They enjoyed purchasing tickets for the raffles and bidding at the auctions. Lori was always nervous and anxious to see what the two of them might have won or purchased.
Curtis was a member of Heartland Reformed Church, where he served two terms as a deacon. He was on the original steering committee for Heartland Reformed Church. Curtis was known for his service and dedication to the church and all its various activities. His cancer did not slow him down, from climbing on a ladder, changing light bulbs, and setting up tables and chairs. When it came to arranging pews, Curtis was known as the man with the yard stick, who made sure the pews were perfectly aligned.
Tulip Time was a favorite time of year for Curtis. He would always help move the church stand uptown and occasionally move strangers’ cars that were in the spot where the booth was to be placed. He was always at the stand for early morning vendor deliveries, cleaning picnic tables and cleaning the street. Curtis enjoyed eating his way around Tulip Time and enjoyed sharing the Dutch treats with friends and family. He also helped start and run the Pella Gospel Sing for many years. Curtis also enjoyed going on a few different mission trips with the church.
Curtis started working at Braafhart’s Amoco while in high school and worked there for many years. He left to work at Vermeer for a very short period of time, and then back to Braafhart’s he went. He realized he enjoyed working with the public. From there, he worked at Pella Car Care, Ring O Matic, and back to the automotive field at West End Auto. Curtis worked at West End Auto until May of 2012, when he was no longer able to work.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, brother-in-law Leo Vander Linden, and niece Taylor Lynn Guerena.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at the Heartland Reformed Church in Pella. Burial took place at the Graceland Cemetery. The Garden Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.