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Curtis Brill

Curtis Brill

Curtis Brill, 89, a resident of Fergus Falls, formerly of New York Mills, died Monday, January 13, 2014 at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Fergus Falls.

Curtis Anton Brill was born on June 11, 1924 in Newton Township, Otter Tail County, the oldest of eight children born to Cela Arthur and Mabel Jane (Welter) Brill.

After completing the eighth grade, Curtis worked as a farmhand until his enlistment into the Army on October 7, 1944 at Fort Snelling, MN.

Following his military service, Curtis worked as a farmhand in the Bertha, MN area. On February 26, 1949, Curtis married Arvilla Warner at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wadena, MN.

Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Arvilla; brother, Marlin and two sisters, Claretta Vandermay and LaVern Matti.

Survivors include his daughter, Linda (John) Wright of Erhard; grandsons, Matthew (Kathryn) Wright of Itascocita, TX and Mitchell (Leslie) Wright of Fergus Falls; two sisters, Joan Smith of Nampa, ID and Rachel Eklund of New York Mills; two brothers, Robert Brill of Las Vegas, NV and Roger (Sandy) Brill of New York Mills. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews and their families.

Memorials are preferred to Lakeland Hospice.

Visitation: One hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial Service: 1 p.m. Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the Olson Funeral Home chapel, Fergus Falls.

Clergy: Reverend Brad Soenksen

Military Participation: Fergus Falls V. F. W. Post 612 and American Legion #30