2018-07-11 / Obituaries


DANIEL WARREN CURTISS, 60, lifetime Lapeer resident, died Wednesday, July 4, 2018. He was prospecting for gold in Newfoundland, Canada.

He was born August

29, 1957, in Lapeer, to James and Janet

(Thayer) Curtiss.

Dan graduated in

1976 from Lapeer High School and has worked hard at General Motors for many, many years. He was a UAW representative and most recently he has worked at General Motors Flint Truck & Bus. Mr. Curtiss was an avid fisherman and hunter, going annually to Newfoundland Canada to hunt moose, caribou and bear. He considered Newfoundland his second home. In recent years, he had bought several “gold claims” and considered himself a “Boot Bucket Prospector”, prospecting for gold with his pick-ax. Dan enjoyed anytime spent with family, whether it was jet skiing on Otter Lake, hanging out with his brothers, Sunday visits to his daughter’s home or attending soccer games and school events for his granddaughters. Mr. Curtiss was a loving father and grandfather.

Daniel is survived by his daughter, Kathleen (Kevin) Mataway of Davison; mother, Janet (Harvey “Bud”) Leslie of Lapeer; granddaughters, Ava Mataway, Lillian Mataway and Milana Mataway of Davison; and brother, Mike Curtiss of Lapeer.

He was preceded in death by his father, James A. Curtiss; and brothers, David Curtiss and Stephen Curtiss.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer. Daniel’s funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 12, 2018, at the funeral home. Chaplain Hank Messing will officiate the service, with burial to follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Lapeer.

Muir Brothers Funeral Home – Lapeer

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