Bruce R. Curry
Bruce R. Curry, age 90, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. He was born on August 7, 1923, in Chicago. Bruce attended Appleton HS ('41) where he played center on the football team. He married his HS sweetheart, Eunice "Skip" DeWitt in 1943, and he asked her to be the "Skipper" of his ship. Bruce proudly served his country as a B-24 navigator in the Army Air Corp during WWII in the 449th squadron and flew 51 combat missions in Italy. He graduated from Marquette School of Engineering in 1949. Bruce became the co-owner of Blower Application Co. In 1985, he built a summer log home residence on Berry Lake and wintered in Tucson, AZ. After Skip's death in 2005, Bruce returned to Appleton. He resided at Touchmark Assisted Living for almost 4 ½ years. Bruce loved it there and lived with his good buddy, his cat, Miss Kitty 2.
He is survived by his daughters Lynn M. Egan, Mary Ellen (John) Germanotta and Jennifer L. (Michael) McDermot and his brother Kenneth (Helen) Curry of La Canada, CA. Bruce is further survived by nine wonderful grandchildren and fifteen beautiful great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond H. Curry and Vera (Davis) Curry and his wife of 62 years, Eunice M. "Skip" (DeWitt) Curry.
The funeral mass for Bruce will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 18, 2014, at ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 312 S. State Street, Appleton, with Fr. Jim Leary, O.F.M. Cap. officiating. A time of visitation will be held at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Bruce will be laid to rest at St. Mary Cemetery in Appleton.
Our heartfelt thanks to EVERYONE at Touchmark, AMC 8th floor, and Heartland Hospice care for the love, care and dignity provided to our Dad in his last days.
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 North Superior Street Appleton, WI 54911
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on July 13, 2014