Curtis Kinney

curtis kinney
Curtis was born on a farm in Niagara, ND on July 16th, 1934 to Vernon and Ruth Kinney. He passed away Sunday, May 3rd, 2020 at home peacefully with family at his side after being diagnosed in March with pancreatic cancer. Curtis married Donna Mootz in 1952, enjoying 56 years together until she passed away in 2008. He worked for Gaffaney’s Office Specialties for over 25 years, and finished his career working for Brandt Money Handling, making many friends in the banking community. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, going to the casino, and playing cards, especially pinochle. He loved going to his cabin at Lake Eunice, but his biggest smiles came when the grandchildren were around him. His favorite holiday was St. Patrick’s Day and he’d call everyone to say “Top of the mornin’ to ya.” To honor this tradition, we will wear green to celebrate his life. Curtis is preceded in death by his wife, Donna, brothers Wayne and Glen, and sisters Laurine and Virginia. He is survived by his children, Trent (Gail) Kinney, Teresa (Donald) Van Raden, Terryl (Richard) Springer, Tamara (Douglas) Spry, 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and his sister, Dori Born. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone, for part of us went with you. Arrangements are being handled by Boulger Funeral Home. A service is planned for Saturday, May 9th at 10 AM at Nativity Church in Fargo. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

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  1. A great man and life! He left an awesome family who will miss him dearly! Prayers for him and for all family and friends.

  2. Tammy, Terryl, Trent, Teresa and families, we are so sorry to hear of Curt’s passing and send our deepest sympathy. As lake neighbors, we’ll miss seeing Curt caring meticulously for his garden! We were always amazed at his ability to grow such beautiful plants! Tammy, you’ll have to keep that tradition alive!! You are all in our thoughts and prayers, Kathy, Cheryl & Julie❤️

  3. Tammy, Doug and girls,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know how much you all loved your dad/grandpa and how much you will miss him. I enjoyed hearing the wonderful stories about him over the years. I’ve known Tammy since freshman year of college – Roomies! I also loved spending a weekend with the family at the cabin. He’s such a lovely and kind man. Cheers to his long and wonderful life! Kathy, Jim and Cooper

  4. Tammy and family. I’m so sorry to hear that your Dad passed away. I remember him and your Mom from years ago. Sending my deepest sympathy to all from SD!

  5. I know you will miss your dad and grandpa so much. what a sweet thoughtful loving man he was. It was wonderful to see him at my mothers 90th surprise party 3 years ago. “That cute guy” was definitely the biggest surprise of all, especially when she realized it was her little brother!!! Love you all, cousin Wendy

  6. My thoughts are with you all. I will always appreciate the pinochle games, and the pheasant hunt in Bowman with uncle Curt.

  7. What a wonderful man Curt was. We are all fortunate to have known him. Love to Teresa and the whole family from Betty the light bulb lady.

  8. We wish to express our sincere sympathies to Trent, Gail and all of your family members for your loss.

  9. Tamara, Doug, Amanda, Nichole and Missy So sorry to hear of your dad and grandpas passing. He was a very nice person and he will be missed. So hard to lose him and even worse to leave him now, when we can’t be there to give you hugs in person. Love you.

  10. I have such fond memories of Uncle Curt. I’m glad the world had him for almost 86 years, but still so sorry for your loss. He was a favorite of my mom’s.

    My family’s thoughts are with you.

    Cousin Laurie

  11. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Mom, “Avis Madson” came over this morning to watch the service on the website . It meant alot to her and me to able to be a part of this important and difficult day. She has been sharing many wonderful stories of past adventures with your folks. We must have been quite the crew. Blessings to you all

  12. My sympathies are here for the family. Thank you Trent and Gail for keeping me updated. He will be missed. I had a lot of good times with him and the family. I really wanted to be there but with this crazy weather I wasn’t able to make it. But I did get to view it on the computer. Thank you.
    May God be with all of you on this day.

  13. The Belcourt family wish to extend our sympathies to the entire Kinney family. The video sure brings back
    fond memories!

    Joe and Susan Belcourt

  14. Terry And Tammy, Was so sorry to hear about your dad.i couldn’t make it to his funeral
    And would like to send a card . Could you please send me an address to send you.
    This is your old neighbor Lori from 7th street. Send it to

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