COLUMBUS - Benjamin Ernest "Ben" Curlis, 38 of Columbus and formerly of rural Dunkirk, passed away at 6:27 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville.
He was born on Feb. 11, 1975, in Kenton, to the late William Frederick "Bill" Curlis and Doris (Hopson) Curlis and she survives in Dunkirk.
He is also survived by two brothers, William Frederick "Bill" (Paige) Curlis II, of Monroe, and Robert Wayne "Bob" (Kim) Curlis, of Sidney; three nephews, Colton Fredrick, age 12, Easton Dale Curlis, age 9 and James Robert Curlis, age 14 and three nieces: Kayla LeeAnn, age 16, Kelly Jean, age 11 and Katelyn Grace Curlis, 7 months.
Ben graduated from Hardin-Northern High School in 1993 and then Ohio State University in 2000. He worked at Morgan Stanley in the IT Department. Ben was a fun loving, free spirit who loved his family, friends and his bulldog "Linus", camping out and travel. He enjoyed fishing with his Dad and brothers, drawing, painting and attending movies and church. Ben was a beloved son, brother, uncle and friend. We wil miss him dearly.
Visitation will be held from noon to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at Schindewolf-Stout-crates Funeral Home, Kenton with funeral services at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at the funeral home. Pastor Paul Hopson and Pastor Jim Webb will officiate and burial will follow in Dola Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital.
Online condolences may be made via
Schindewolf-Stevens-Stout Funeral Home Inc
200 E Columbus St Kenton, OH 43326
Published in Sidney Daily News on Oct. 10, 2013