Curtiss E. “Curt” Eddy, age 80 years, died Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital-Ozaukee in Mequon, WI.
He was born July 22, 1940 to Curtiss E. and Helen Slicker Eddy. Born and raised in West Allis, WI after high school he went on to college and received a degree in music and later his Masters of Education. Curt started teaching in Almond, WI and later in Crandon, WI where he met Kathleen Netzel. They were married August 12, 1967 and started a family, living in Crandon, WI.
Curt took a job teaching music at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Port Washington, WI in 1974 and the family moved to N. Webster Street in Port Washington. Although he began in the middle school, he moved to the elementary schools in the district and retired in 2003. He loved teaching and enjoyed running into former students, remembering their names and catching up with their lives.
When he wasn’t teaching, he loved to be making music or enjoying it. He was in the Port Washington City Band and played in the pit for the Port Washington Summer Theater. Curt enjoyed being outdoors, camping and gardening or working on his latest woodworking project.
A man of faith, he served as choir director and served on church council for Our Savior Ev. Luth. Church in Grafton, WI. Curt and his wife Kathy were charter congregants of St. Matthew Ev. Luth. Church in Port Washington, WI. In 1980 they started having church services at the former Knights of Columbus Hall in Port Washington until the current church site on Grant Street was completed. Through the years he helped out when needed and always had a smile or tune to share.
He is survived by his wife Kathleen, children Heather (Jim) Krause of Sheboygan Falls, WI, Heath (fiance Kayla Martinez) Eddy of Slinger, WI and Paige Eddy of Fredonia, WI. He is further survived by grandchildren Nathan, Quinton, Z, Deidre and Kasey, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Nancy Stamey and nephew Dale Stamey.
Pastor Martin Wildauer will officiate funeral services 2pm Saturday, September 26, 2020 at St. Matthew Ev. Luth. Church, 1525 N Grant Street, Port Washington, WI. Visitation from 12:30 – 2pm Saturday AT CHURCH.
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