Curtis Lee Fudge

Born: Wed., Dec. 15, 1943
Died: Tue., Jul. 10, 2018


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Jul. 15, 2018
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Mon., Jul. 16, 2018
Location: United Methodist Church, Pittsfield, IL

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Curtis Lee Fudge, 74, of rural Pittsfield, IL passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.  He was born on December 15, 1943 in Pittsfield, IL to Gerald and C. Elizabeth Bergman Fudge.  Curt married his wife of 50 years, Karen Kampe, on August 20, 1967 at the Pittsfield United Methodist Church, and she survives.

Curt was a 1962 Pittsfield High School graduate.  He went on to attend the University of Illinois for a year before attending Southern Illinois University for two years.  Curt was in the United States Army Reserves from 1965 until 1970.  Before completion of his Bachelor’s Degree at Southern, he was called into active duty in the United States Army.  He returned to his family farm where he again worked side by side with his dad.  Curt became an independent insurance agent in the 1990’s and was still working until his passing.  In early years, he was active in 4-H which he passed onto his daughters.  He had a love for flying small airplanes and also enjoyed golfing and boating .  He liked his morning coffee outings with his friends, and greatly enjoyed his time spent with his family.  Curt will be remembered for his loyalty to friends and family, as well as his love for life.  He was a member of the Pittsfield United Methodist Church, the Pike County Farm Bureau, and the Old Orchard Country Club.  Curt was also a member of the Moose Lodge #420, the American Legion Post # 152, The Shriners, and the Pittsfield Masonic Lodge # 0790.

He is survived by his wife, Karen; two daughters, Kendra (Jeremy) Kelley of Bloomington, IL and Kara (Brian) Gifford of Bloomfield Hills, MI; three grandchildren, Chloe Gifford, Ella Gifford, and JT Kelley; and two sisters, Charlotte (Steve) Gray of Lafayette, IN and Roxana (Lee Thorson) Fudge of Storm Lake, IA.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister in infancy, Krista Kay.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, July 16, 2018 at the Pittsfield United Methodist Church with Mick Laflin officiating.  Interment will be held privately at a later date.  Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM with Masonic services at 7:00 PM.  Memorials are suggested to the Pittsfield United Methodist Church or the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.  Online condolences may be left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Curtis's memory to the following organizations:

Pittsfield United Methodist Church
222 N. Monroe, Pittsfield, IL 62363

Pleasant Grove Cemetery

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David and Jeannie Hoover
   Posted Wed July 11, 2018
Dear Karen, Kendra, and Kara, David and I send our sympathy to you and your family. Curt was always much fun and seemed to find the fun in all situations no matter if joyful or grim. We are so sorry that we will not be able to share our sympathy with you at visitation since we are currently out of town, but our thoughts will be with you. David and Jeannie Hoover

Mary Lea Prentice
   Posted Thu July 12, 2018
Karen and family. I don't know what to say other than you and the girls as well as Kurt's sisters are in my prayers as you continue through your grieving process.

Elizabeth A Barno
   Posted Fri July 13, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss! Prayers!!

Missy Borrowman
   Posted Fri July 13, 2018
Karen, Kendra & Kara,
Sorry go your loss.
Curt always made me laugh with his sense of humor.
I know you and the girls will miss him.
Missy B

Sandy Henry
   Posted Fri July 13, 2018
Dear Karen and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You have my deepest sympathy and you are in my prayers .

The Rhodes Family
   Posted Fri July 13, 2018
Thinking of all of you - prayers, especially for strength for the upcoming days and sending hugs. May you always cherish the memories. David and Debbie ( Hayden) Rhodes , Karley, Kasey, Hayden Osment , Josh and Dustin Rhodes

KeeshaLu Mitra
   Posted Sun July 15, 2018

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by The PPRG team.

Jeremy, Kendra and family, thinking of you all during this difficult time. Praying for peace and comfort. From your PPRG team

Dennis Dodd
   Posted Sun July 15, 2018

BASKET GARDEN was sent by Susan and Denny Dodd and Family.

Bonnie Casteel Long
   Posted Mon July 16, 2018
Karen, Your daughters, Curt’s sisters,
So sorry for your loss and sadness.
My sincere sympathy, Bonnie

AJ Nelson
   Posted Tue July 17, 2018
Sending thoughts and prayers your way. I have very fond memories of Curt and his wonderful sense of humor. I know he will be dearly missed. Thinking of your entire family during this difficult time.

Marianne and Ross Adams
   Posted Thu July 19, 2018
Karen and family, I was saddened to hear of Curt's passing. He was a wonderful person and also had such a great sense of humor, he will be missed by many. I so enjoyed the many years spent with your family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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