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Curtis Hillstrom

August 15, 1933 - April 12, 2013


9:30-10:30 A.M. on Friday, April 19, 2013 at Riverview Place Chapel, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

10:30 A.M. on Friday, April 19, 2013 at Riverview Place Chapel, Fargo.


Mound Cemetery, Ortonville, MN.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Curtis Hillstrom

August 15, 1933 - April 12, 2013


Curtis Hillstrom was born on August 15, 1933 in Ortonville, Minnesota to Clarence and Mabel (Erickson) Hillstrom.  He passed away April 12, 2013 at Essentia Hospital in Fargo.  He attended country schools in Big Stone County through grade 8, and graduated from Ortonville High School in 1951.  Curtis returned to farming until he joined the Army in 1956.  He spent his tour of duty in the Korean War.

Until retirement, he was employed as manager of the fertilizer plant for North Star Cooperative in Cavalier, North Dakota.  He served as a member of the National Ag Chemical Board.  He was also selected as a member of the Cyanamid Master Dealer Council.

After his retirement he enjoyed spending the winters in North Carolina, Texas, and Arizona.  He enjoyed visiting with all his friends, meeting new ones, farmers, and watching the cattle roundups.  He was currently living at the Riverview Apartments in Fargo.

He is survived by his sisters, Geraldine (Gil) Vandeventer, Minnetonka, Minnesota and Charlotte (Jim) Farrell, Milbank, South Dakota; nieces, nephews, and cousins.


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  1. Jack Schmitz says:

    Clifford ND
    My prayers are with the family of Curtis. I met Curtis in 1990 while working for American Cyanamid as a manufature rep calling on Curtis who worked in Cavalier. He was a very kind person who provided me with tremendosu support as i was learnng my role in the industry. We enjoyed many local travels to see some of his close grower customers. I have never forgot his warm smile and his laugh over the years. i will never forget his trade mark message he would leave on my awnsering machine “waiting for you call” i am glad for the time i was able to spend with Curtis. he made a positive difference in my life

    Jack Schmitz

  2. Kathi Schmitz says:

    Wheaton MN
    My deepest symthpathy on your loss of Curtis. We became friends years ago when I worked for Thrivent Financial for Lutherans in Wheaton.
    I looked forward to his visits to our office. He was a very special person. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.

    Kathi Schmitz

  3. JoAn Burmeister says:

    Chokio MN
    We extend our sympathies to Cousin Curtis’ family and friends. He was an interesting guy. We enjoyed his surprise visits. We called him the “Family Ambassador.” We will miss him.

  4. Zelda Kohl says:

    Clinton MN
    I am so sorry to hear of Curtis’s passing. I enjoyed his visits at the bank and have missed seeing him since I retired. Please let Orvin and me know when the internment will be in Ortonville. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  5. Adrian and Linda Hanson says:

    Kenmare ND
    Our sincere sympathy goes out to Curtis’s family. We will miss the visits he would make, always unexpected, as he would get a big kick out of surprises. He had a keen sense of humor, loving and caring about all of us. He was great at coming to family events, whether a reunion, wedding, or funeral. He will live on in our memories.

  6. Larry and Shirley Oja says:

    Stanley North Dakota
    Our deepest sympathy to all of you in your loss. He was such an outgoing individual and no one was a stranger to him. I have fond memories of him coming to stay with Mom and me on his visits to the area. He was a gentle, kind person and we laughed so much together. Also loved to play pranks on people and quite the joker. He will be missed by many and may he rest in peace.

    Larry and Shirley

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