203 1st Ave NE, Waverly, IA 50677

Petty Officer Second Class George Curtis Ezra

Petty Officer Second Class George Curtis Ezra was born on September 29, 1943 in Waverly, IA and died October 4, 2016 in Waterloo, IA.

George Curtis Ezra entered the United States Navy on July 3, 1968, in Spring Valley, MN, served during the Vietnam War era and reached the rank of Petty Officer Second Class before being discharged on June 30, 1972 in Great Lakes, IL.

George Curtis Ezra is buried at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery in Denver, Iowa and can be located at

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Release Date: October 4, 2079.


2:00 PM on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 540 E. Franklin St., Denver, Iowa

4:00 PM ‑ 8:00 PM on Friday, October 7, 2016 at Garden View Chapel (3655 Logan Ave., Waterloo); and for one hour prior to the services Saturday at the church

St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery in Denver; with military rites by the Denver American Legion Acker-Matthias Post #653.

May be directed to Waverly Pet Rescue, St. Peter Lutheran Church, National Kidney Foundation, or the American Heart Association.

George E. Curtis, 73, of Denver, died on October 4, 2016 at UnityPoint-Allen Hospital.

He was born on September 29, 1943 in Waverly; the son of Frank and Magnolia “Babe” Baskins Curtis. George married Diann Cunningham on June 5, 1965 in Hector, Minnesota.

George graduated Waverly-Shell Rock High School in 1962; he then earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from Wartburg in 1965; and later earned his Master’s degree in Music from the University of Northern Iowa in 1978.

George worked as an instrumental music teacher in Wykoff, MN, Janesville, IA and then at Denver Community School, retiring in 2002. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

George was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, the Denver American Legion Acker-Matthias Post #653, and the Denver Lions Club. George had been a recipient of a kidney donation and he too, was a donor.

Survivors include: his wife, Diann of Denver; sister, Denise Allenstein of Marshalltown; two brothers‑in‑law, Robert (Lynne) Cunningham of Lake Crystal, MN, and Don (Val) Cunningham of Hector, MN; three sisters‑in‑law, Kathy Cunningham-Logan of Greenville, TX, Jan (Gary) Morse of La Salle, IL, Christy Curtis of Ankeny; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: his parents; two brothers, Dr. Sydney Curtis and Charlie Curtis.

“George E. Curtis,” Kearns Funeral Service, accessed July 12, 2018. “Howard Jennings Obituary,” Kaiser Corson Funeral Homes, Inc., accessed July 9, 2018. https://www.kearnsfuneralservice.com/obituaries/obituary-print-view/george-e.-curtis.