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Obituary: Gary Len Curtiss

Gary passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was born one minute after his twin brother, Cary, on December 10, 1970 in Kalamazoo, the son of Leonard and Mary (Mannon) Curtiss. Gary was a 1989 Otsego High School graduate and worked for Edustaff as a food truck driver for Plainwell Schools. In his free time Gary enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting and spending time boating on the lakes. He liked working on small engines and telling a good story. Gary was an animal lover, especially dogs and had adopted many over the years. Gary had one BIG personality, a big heart and has never met a stranger. He was the life of the party, loved to talk and be loud, was opinionated and so much fun to be around. His booming voice, his awesome smile and his laugh will be remembered by all of us. On May 11, 2008 at their home in Otsego, he married Susie Welch who survives. Also surviving are his step-son, John Grasser; his father, Leonard Curtiss of Otsego; siblings, Randy (Carrie Ann) Curtiss of Otsego, Rick (Teressa) Curtiss of Allegan and twin brother, Cary (Nickie) Curtiss of Plainwell; several nieces and nephews and 3 great nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Curtiss. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Gary’s life will be held from 1-4 PM, Sunday, July 24, 2022, at the Scout House in Otsego. Contributions in memory of Gary may be made to your local dog rescue. Messages of condolence may be posted at

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