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1954 Curtis 2020

Curtis Iwen

November 23, 1954 — October 6, 2020

A funeral service for Curtis Iwen, age 65, will  be held  Saturday, October  10, 2020 at 1:30PM  at  Turner  Jenness   Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Burial will  be at Lakeview Cemetery in Spirit Lake. Visitation will be on Friday, October 9th from 3:00-5:00PM at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Spirit Lake.

Curtis Edward Iwen, passed away October 6, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Society in Estherville, Iowa after courageously battling M.S. for over forty years.

Curt was born November 23, 1954 in Ida Grove, Iowa, the son of Ernie J. and Margery Iwen. He moved with his family at the age of 4 to Spirit Lake, Iowa where he attended and later graduated from Spirit Lake High School in 1973.

In 1977, he graduated from University of South Dakota and went to work for Northwestern Bell until the symptoms of M.S. caused him to medically retire. He lived in Ashton, Iowa for five years where his ATA friends assisted him and kept him involved in his favorite sport, taekwondo.

In 1996, Curt moved to Good Samaritan Society in Estherville where he resided until his death.

He loved the outdoors, the Lakes, watching sunset, riding bike around the lake and watching thunderstorms. He also enjoyed sports such as football, track and basketball.

Curt was preceded in death by his father, Ernie J. Iwen; maternal and paternal grandparents; and brother-in-law, Steve Booth.

Left to cherish his memory are his mother, and step-father, Margery and Borge Bak; brother, Gene Iwen (Deb Wilke) of Columbus, Nebraska; sister, Susan Booth of Westfield, Indiana; three step-brothers, Dennis Bak (Cheryl) of Billings, Montana, Dana Bak (Linda) of Apple Valley, Minnesota and Dale Bak (Julie) of Phoenix, Arizona; three step-sisters, Julie Bak of Newton, Iowa, Wendy Shafer-Bak of Roanoke, Virginia and Trudy Schumacher (David) of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; three nieces, three nephews and their spouses; eight step-nieces and five step-nephews.
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