Romaine F. “Romy” Curtiss, age 79, of Plymouth, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday evening, March 6, 2013, at his home.

He was born May 16, 1933, in Plymouth, Wis., a son of the late Simon and Emma Mahnke Curtiss.

He served in the United States Navy from 1956 to 1958.

On April 19, 1958, he married Elaine Lilge at St. John Lutheran Church in Plymouth. The couple celebrated 53 years of marriage.

Romaine worked at Kohler Co. for 25 years retiring in 1998.

His wife preceded him in death April 23, 2011.

He was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church in Plymouth and belonged to the Plymouth Fair Association and Plymouth Snow Rangers.

Romaine enjoyed playing cards and was an avid sports fan watching all the Wisconsin teams and enjoyed spending time with his loving family.

Survivors include two sons, Chad (Cheri) Curtiss of Sheboygan Falls and Craig (Sherry) Curtiss of Plymouth; six grandchildren: Justin (Stacey) Curtiss, Stephanie (Eric) Richter, Brock (Jackie) Curtiss, Brittni Curtiss (her domestic partner, Sydney), Dexter Curtiss and Tanya (Matt) Hazaert; eight great-grandchildren: Blake, Ethan, Jayda, Bailey, Kendra, Ava, Uriah and Emmit; five sisters: Helen Toerpe, Mary Ann Luedke, Eileen (Ron) Bloemers, Kathleen (Ken) Schaap and Maureen (Bernard) Rudebeck and one sister-in-law, Ruth Lilge; and also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister-in-law, Bernice (Robert) Reinecke; and three brothers-in-law, Edward Toerpe, Fred Luedke and John Lilge.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, March 10, at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth. The Rev. Thomas Burton, associate of St. John Lutheran Church, officiated. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park in the town of Sheboygan.

A memorial fund is being established in Romaine’s name.

The Plymouth VFW World Cheese Center Post #5612 conducted military rites at the Suchon Funeral Home following the service.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit

The family would like to thank all his sisters and brothers-in-law for all your care and compassion given to Dad over the years, especially the last few days.

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