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June 27, 2013

Curtis Meyers

Pella —

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. 

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