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Curtis J. Heaton – Obituary

Name: Curtis J. Heaton

Age: 97

Born: 06-13-1923

Died: 08-09-2020



Graveside Services will be private for Curtis James Heaton, 97 of Clearwater, MN due to the health issues of the Covid 19 pandemic.  Curt passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at Country Manor in Sartell, MN.  Burial will be at the Acacia Cemetery at Clearwater, MN.  Brian Bergs will officiate the committal service.  Daniel Funeral Home in Clearwater is in charge of arrangements.

Curt was born on June 13, 1923 in Lynden Township, Stearns County, Minnesota, the son of James P. “JP” and Mildred M. (Watts) Heaton.  He attended school in Clearwater. He married Evelyn Gibson on February 19, 1944 at the Clearwater United Methodist Church.  He was the owner of Heaton Transfer.  After retiring they traveled all over the United States, spending their winters in Arizona and Texas. 

He was a past Mayor of Clearwater from 1971 to 1980, past President of Sportsman’s Club, past Fire Chief and charter member of Lion’s Club of Clearwater, and was a Grand Marshall of Clearwater Heritage Days.  He enjoyed dancing, playing cards, traveling, visiting with family and friends, and mowing his yard.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn in 1991, one grandson Kurtis Schill (baby) one great grandson Shane Baylor, one brother Lyle, one sister Alice Gray and son-in-law Jack Ashcraft.

He is survived by; children, Janet Ashcraft, Pueblo, CO; James and Robert (Donna Mae), Clearwater; Dale “Tom” (Cheri), Anoka; Marvin (Karen), Inver Grove Heights and Larry Strandine; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marion Bergs Alexandria, and Joyce (Roger) Pierson, Brainerd; his significant other, Irene Haskamp of Waite Park, MN; nieces and nephews; other relatives and numerous friends.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of Country Manor for their loving care of their father.  Memorials are suggested to Acacia Cemetery or a charity of your choice.

Guestbook for Curtis J. Heaton

Ron, Rose Gohman
August 17, 2020, 8:48 pm
Prayers and sympathy to the family and all friends that knew him. May god bring you comfort & piece. Ron Gohman, & family
Arleta Berg
, friend
August 14, 2020, 3:01 am
prayers and sympathy to Curtis family.. Curtis and Evelyn were some of the nicest parents in Clearwater. He was at moms funeral ,,we got to visit at the legion club after church..such a nice person. prayers to all his family
August 13, 2020, 11:29 pm
A great gentleman....
August 12, 2020, 12:16 pm
To the family, my heartfelt condolences for your loss. Please find comfort in the knowledge that God promises to end all suffering. Before long, God will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and “death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”(Rev. 21:3,4). May this promise from God give you comfort now and a real hope for the future. My deepest sympathy.
, cousin
August 11, 2020, 1:06 am
curt was a good guy we had some good times over the years

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