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Curtis P. Skarman, 62

Curtis Phillip Skarman, age 62, of Ellsworth, died Tuesday Aug. 4, 2009, at the Ellsworth Care Center.

He was born on Oct. 20, 1946, in Red Wing, Minn., the son of Phillip "Skip" Skarman and Grace (Andrews) Skarman.

Curtis married Anita Steien on June 20, 1969, at English Lutheran Church, Ellsworth.

Curtis enjoyed fishing, all kinds of sports, and was an avid artist.

He was also a member of Hancock Lodge # 0229.

He will be missed by his family and those who knew him.

Curtis is survived by his wife, Anita Skarman of Ellsworth; mother, Grace Skarman of Ellsworth; and brother Dennis (Angie) Skarman of Ellsworth; a niece, Rachel (Brian) Fritz, Brookings, S.D.; grand-niece, Eden Joy Fritz; and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Phillip, and nephew Aaron.

Memorial services for Mr. Skarman were at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, at English Lutheran Church, Ellsworth with Rev. Harlen Menk officiating.

Visitation was held at the church prior to services.

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Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ellsworth, is assisting the family.