Services for Curtis Dale Sombke, 84, of Groton will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 8th at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Groton. Rev. Andrew Wolfgram will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Ferney under the direction of Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel, Groton.
Visitation will be held at the church Friday, February 7th from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.
Curtis passed away Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Mountain Vista Memorial Hospital in Mesa, Arizona.
Curtis Dale was born on May 16, 1935 in Bates Township to Alvin and Adeline (Breitkruetz) Sombke. He attended country school in Verdon for two years before he finished grade school in Ferney. Curtis graduated in 1953 from Groton High School and enlisted in the US Army serving in Japan. Following his honorable discharge in September of 1955, he returned home. Curtis was united in marriage with Janice Krege on November 29, 1957 in Columbia and together they made their home in Groton. Curtis owned and operated Curtis Sombke Construction for many years before his retirement.
In his later years, he enjoyed fishing and golfing. He also enjoyed watching his grandchildren’s sporting, theatrical and musical events.
Together, he and Janice spent winters in Arizona with many good friends. Curtis was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Ferney as a child and later transferred to St. John’s Lutheran in Groton. He also belonged to the Groton American Legion Post #39.
Celebrating his life is his wife of 62 years, Janice of Groton, four children, Steven (Denise) Sombke of Kansas City, MO, Darren (Jung-ah) Sombke of Dassel, MN, Chad (Donna) Sombke of Meridian, ID and Jill (Myron) Isakson of Aberdeen. 11 grandchildren, Paul (Britini) Sombke, Joshua (Kaley) Sombke, Benaiah Sombke, Krystal (Conrad) Ratschan, Rose Sombke, Isaac Sombke, Karissa Coffey, Sean Coffey, Casey Sombke, Jackson Isakson, Alexis Isakson. Curtis is also survived by his siblings, Darlis Hamilton of Long Prairie, MN, Larry (Sharon) Sombke of Groton, Gary (Lori) Sombke of Conde and his sister-in-law, Bev Sombke of Groton.
Preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers, Dallas Sombke, Darrel Sombke, one sister-in-law, one brother-in-law and three infant children, Baby Sombke, Craig Allen Sombke, and LeAnn Sombke.
Honorary Casketbearers will be his granddaughters. Casketbearers will be his grandsons.
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