Curtis Spilde, 70, of Decorah, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah. Services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, at Decorah Lutheran ChurchD, with Rev. Dave Sorenson and Rev. Bryan Robertson officiating. Organist was Kathy Murray. Hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “On Eagle’s Wings” and “How Great Thou Art.” Interment was at Lutheran Cemetery in Decorah. Arrangements were handled by Schluter – Balik Funeral Home in Decorah.

Curtis Duane Spilde was born May 23, 1944, the son of Leonard and Florence (Engen) Spilde in Decorah. Curtis attended Decorah Community Schools. He worked for Bolson Feeds, Camcar and for Wapsie Produce. He was married to Darlene Anderson in Decorah and they later divorced. Curt loved his dogs, going for walks and riding his bicycle. He loved going to the Depot to get a “good deal” or “bargain.” He also enjoyed the races, where he recently had a very proud moment, watching his grandson, Kyle, win his race. Curt was a member of the Decorah Lutheran Church.

Curtis is survived by his two daughters, Dawn (Matt) Teslow, Waukon and Cheryl (Brad) Thompson, Cedar Rapids; his special dog, Sparky; four grandchildren: Kyle (fiancé Crystal Rauk) Anderson, Joshua (Trina Bloxham) Anderson, Hannah Teslow and Brandon Teslow; three great grandchildren: Jaxon, Tila and Braxton Anderson; three step-grandchildren: Lauren (Jeff) Morris, Sara (Greg) Carson and Matt Thompson; five step-great grandchildren: Drew, Jeremy, Remy, Claire and Logan; 10 brothers and sisters: Lil (Wayne) Schmieden, Waterville; Bill (Nancy) Spilde, Decorah; Al (Marge) Spilde, Minneapolis, Minn.; Robert “Bob” (Karen) Spilde, Decorah; Jim (Sharon) Spilde, Cresco; Les (Shirley Hageman) Spilde, Decorah; Darlene Ellingson, Ridgeway; Wanda (Paul) Watts, Belvidere, Ill.; Ione (Don) Nesteby, Decorah; and Wes (Deloris) Spilde, Belvidere, Ill. 

Curtis was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Florence (Engen) Spilde; one brother, Francis (Carol) Spilde in 1968; one sister, Judy Engen, in 1972.