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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.
I was saddened today, when I first learned of your loss. Curt always had several things, a big smile, lots of humor, and Nellie. All were inseparable. I know mom and Wayne enjoyed their Green friends for over 20 years. The Greens were always so willing to help others. Specifically, I remember Curt and Nellie picking me up at the airport in Sioux City and returning me at the end of my Scotland visit. Curt will be missed by all but especially Nellie.
Del and Cheri Gran May 9 2014 9:34 PM
We were so sorry to hear of Curtis' passing. He always had a story to tell and I will always remember his love for music! You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dennis and Linda Kronaizl Apr 17 2014 10:36 AM
We extend our heartfelt sympathy to you. God Bless and comfort you at this sad time.
Marvin and Agnes Thum Apr 15 2014 4:46 PM
We are sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy.
Forrest and Barb Conrad Apr 13 2014 6:47 PM
Nellie and Family My sympathy to all of you on the loss of Curt. I worked with him for Goglin Funeral Home. Curt was always so pleasant to work with and truly a nice man. He will be deeply missed.
Greg Schneider Apr 10 2014 10:27 PM
Nellie & Family We want you to know we send our sincere sympathy. "Cowboy" will be missed.
Charles & Karen Conrad Apr 10 2014 8:29 PM
DEAR LORI AND ALL OF YOUR EXTENDED FAMILIES SO SORRY TO HEAR THE LOSS OF YOUR FATHER, YOU HAVE MY SYMPATHY! (your old co worker from the Scotland bakery) My Prayers to you all, Jane Gramkow
JANE & GARY GRAMKOW Apr 10 2014 1:19 PM
Our sincere sympathy to Nellie and all of the family at this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.--Ferne and Marvin Baltzer
Marvin&Ferne Baltzer Apr 9 2014 3:51 PM
I will always remember Curtis for his SMILE! He was always wearing it! He used to come in the Scotland Caf when I worked there & he was always so friendly. My Prayers to the Family. He will be missed greatly. Connie K. Luke(Mehlhaff)
Connie K Luke Apr 9 2014 10:35 AM