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Curtis R. Ames

Curt Ames, 68, of Wadsworth, IL, died October 12, 2017 in Lomira, WI. He was born October 21, 1948, the son of the late Roderick and Lillian Ames. He graduated from Zion Benton High School in 1966, and in 1970 from Black Hills State College. On July 8, 1972 he married Diana Grinstead in Kankakee, IL. After graduation he worked for Ames Brothers Construction. In 1982 he went on his own and formed C. Ames Construction. When his son became of age, he worked alongside and eventually became a partner. Curt enjoyed the love of the outdoors hunting with his dad, uncles, brother, son, and friends at the family cabin in the U.P. of Michigan. He was extremely proud of the accomplishments of his children, and being able to work with his son. Curt is survived by his son, Rod Ames; his daughter Amy (Brent) Elliott; his grandchildren Caleb and Emily Elliott; his siblings Janet (Brian) Melin, Ruth Anne (Tom) McGuire, and Raymond (Kayleen) Ames; four nieces and nephews; six great nieces and nephews and his true friends from the coffee shop. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his nephew Ryan Ames. Visitation Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Marsh Funeral Home, 305 N. Cemetery Road, Gurnee, IL 60031, where services will be held Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 10:00 am. Interment Mount Rest Cemetery, Wadsworth, IL 60083. Info 847-336-0127