Rev. Tom Petersen
Organist ~ Glee Deutscher
Special Music ~ Tri-Valley Barbershop Chorus
“Peace in the Valley”
“Precious Lord, Take My Hand”
“How Great Thou Art”
“Trust and Obey”
Merle Curtis “Curt” Green, Jr. was born on Saturday, August 19, 1933 to Merle, Sr. and Gladys (Nelson) Green in Arlington, South Dakota. He graduated Arlington High School in 1951. In 1952, Curt was united in marriage to Orriette Hagen and eight children were born to this union. For several years, Curt farmed and worked as a field director for various seed, feed, and fertilizer companies. He also worked at SDSU in Brookings. On June 4, 1991, Curt was united in marriage to Nellie Hoffman in Yankton. Following his retirement from agriculture related sales, Curt became a Funeral Assistant for the Goglin Funeral Home in the fall of 1999 and continued to work for them for 15 years. He loved music and participated in barbershop singing for 40 years with the Tri-Valley Chorus and the Chordbusters Quartet. Curt rarely missed an opportunity to dance with Nellie, frequenting many of the local dance nights. Curt was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Scotland for over 30 years, faithfully serving in various board positions. Upon its closing, he and Nellie became members of the United Methodist Church in Scotland.
Curt died on Monday, April 7, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Society of Scotland having attained the age of 80 years, 7 months, and 19 days.
He is survived by his wife, Nellie of Scotland; seven children: Steve (Jacquie) of Colton, Dennis of Arizona, Forrest of Nevada, Ken of New York, Lorraine of Colorado, Wes (Lori) of Wisconsin, and Ellen (John) of Iowa; a son-in-law, Robert of Scotland, SD; two step-children, Noreen (Dave) and Bill (Elizabeth); two brothers, Ron (Bette) and Lynn; a sister, Linae (Jerry); twenty-one grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Merle, Sr. and Gladys, daughter Susan, and step-son Lonny.