Curtis Bruce Minoletti

  • Died: May 10, 2017
  • Location: California

Tribute & Message From The Family

Curtis passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

Curtis was a resident of California.

Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Home in Anderson (365-5466).


Condolence & Memory Journal

Curtis and I were first cousins (our mothers sisters); Although he grew up and lived in Northern CA, while I remained in GA. We visited numerous times over the years; and despite over 3,000 miles between us, we were only 6 months apart in age.
I grew up loving and respecting him until this day.
While he was a man's man: Purple Heart in Vietnam, fighting forest fires all over the country, as well as his work with FEMA, which took him to disasters all over the nation, he was a loving father to 2 precious daughters, loving son to his parents and younger brother, Gary, and so much more than loving and precious to me.
The world has suffered a great loss.

Posted by A friend   June 03, 2017

Curtis was my first cousin and although we lived over 3,000 miles apart, I loved and respected him my entire life. He was 6 months older than I; He and his parents and little brother made annual trip to the south every summer.
The loss of this very special man is something I will never get over. He was a man's man: He was awarded the Purple Heart among others for his service in Vietnam; big game hunter; fought wild fires not only in CA, but all over the country; worked for FEMA, going to disasters (hurricanes, etc.) everywhere. If you were fortunate enough to know Curtis, I do not need to say more.
One a personal note, one summer when we were toddlers and they were here (GA) we both contracted Polio. By the grace of God we both had a full recovery.
Rest in peace you very special, very loved Man.

Posted by Deborah Lehman - Columbus, GA   June 03, 2017

I went to school with Curtis grade school and high school -- He was truly The Best -- I will ALWAYS remember him and smile!!

Sandi Hess

Posted by Sandra Hess - Palo Cedro   June 01, 2017

Sorry for your families loss Curtis was A good friend to me and my family I will miss visiting with him I know he is hunting and fishing all the time now jerry Nichols

Posted by Jerry Nichols - Anderson, CA   May 29, 2017

I know he is where the angels fly and where God goes fishing!!

Posted by Leiann Goodrich - Anderson, CA   May 29, 2017

To members of Curtis' family,
May I express my profound sympathy to you at this difficult time. I first knew Curtis when I had him in class at Anderson Elementary School in the early 1960's. I particularly remember him as being polite, good-natured,and friendly, as well as being well-liked by both classmates and teachers. In 1964 I left AES and took a job at Shasta High where I taught for 23 years and had no further contact with Curtis. I was saddened to read his obituary in the paper.
I have infront of me a copy of the AUHS yearbook for 1967 which has Curtis' picture on P.125 as well as elsewhere. He may well have known my wife who taught at AUHS for several years. Her picture appears on p. 174 of the same yearbook. (My dear wife died in 2013 just one month short what have been our 56th wedding anniversary).
I am planning to attend the service for Curtis at the veteran's cemetery in Igo on June 2.
Very sincerely, Chuck Southard

Posted by Chuck Southard - Redding, CA   May 29, 2017

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Posted by Cassie Minoletti Hursey    May 28, 2017

When things got rough you always said to look for the light at the end of the tunnel. Where is that light now? I love you more than life itself. You were my everything. You'll forever be in my heart and missed beyond words.

Posted by Starr McBride - Anderson, CA   May 28, 2017

Posted by Cassie Minoletti Hursey    May 28, 2017

Candle

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family. What I remember the most is, Curtis and Dale Wallace were good tennis players. They played against each other.

Posted by Chris Buchanan ( Kilpatrick) - Anderson, CA - classmate   May 20, 2017

Minoletti

Posted by Chris Buchanan ( Kilpatrick) - Andetson, CA - classmate   May 20, 2017