Curtis Leo Kalmes

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Wednesday, January 9, 1929
Date of Death:
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Age:
90 years old

Visitation

Date: Monday February 04, 2019
Time: 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Tuesday February 05, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: St. Pius X Catholic Church [ view map ]

Funeral Mass

Date: Tuesday February 05, 2019
Time: 11:00 am

Location: St. Pius X Catholic Church [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Calvary Cemetery [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Wednesday, January 9, 1929
Date of Death:
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Age:
90 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Wednesday, January 9, 1929
Date of Death:
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Age:
90 years old

Curtis Leo Kalmes

Curtis Leo Kalmes, 90, of Rochester, Minnesota, died January 31, 2019 at St Marys Hospital.

Curt was born on Januray 9, 1929 in Winona, Minnesota to Leo and Erma (Kramer) Kalmes.

He married Maxine Rupprecht on August 4,1950 at St Johns Catholic Church in Rochester, Minnesota. Curt graduated from Lewiston High School in 1947. He had a 40 year career at Mayo Clinic Rochester, was president of the Mayo Clinic Credit Union for many years, a member of the Rochester Catholic School Board, and a member of the St Pius Council.

He enjoyed fishing, bowling, golfing, camping and golfing in the Mayo Clinic Golf League and spending time at their lake place in Shell Lake Wisconsin with family

He is survived by his children, Bruce (Patricia) of Andover, Mark (Karen) of Rochester, MN, Sue Paxton (Merle) of Rochester, MN and Mary Rahman (Dave) of Rochester, MN; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Maxine; and a sister, Arlene (Tom) Burns of Rochester, MN.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Erma; and a brother LeRoy.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 5th at St Pius Catholic Church in Rochester, MN with Rev. Russell Scepaniak and Rev. Michael Cronin as an officant. Visitation will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, February 4th in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in Curtis’s name to Elder Network, Bear Creek Services or a charity of your choice.

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Curt and Maxine were our wonderful neighbors for so many years and great friends to our entire family but especially my parents, Ray and Sue. So many great memories of good times shared in so many different places and times. Curt was an especially friendly and nice man - and although we only played a couple of times a very good golfer! Prayers and blessings to the entire family and special love for Maxine. Mike Zeman

Mark, Karen and Kalmes Family......I am so very sorry to hear about your dad.  I had just talked to him at Ken Stocks funeral at St. Francis.  Life at its longest is so very short. Know that I am thinking of your family.  I know how you feel.  My dad has been gone for 5 years....Miss him every day.  Hugs to all of you.

So sorry to hear about Curtis. What great neighbors. Prayers to all of you


The Mertz's 

Sending our deepest sympathy to the Kalmes family.  We have priceless lifetime memories of being fortunate to have a cabin next door to the Kalmes family for many years .  Curt and my Dad played countless pranks on each other that we still talk about !  They took great pride in the “big pull” every year on the 4th of July.  Everyone had a smile on their face when Curt was around as he was full of jokes and lit up the room with his energy and fun spirit.  Curt and Maxine have been cherished family friends supporting us over the years in all life’s celebrations and difficult times as well.  


Thoughts and prayers being sent to all the family .


 


Peggy and Gregg Wohlers  (Nelsen )

Curt was truly a lifelong friend starting way back in Altura when we were both starting grade school. Sorry that I cannot make the funeral but,Max, I'll see you again this summer..


 


Don

So sorry for your loss of such a wonderful man. Love seeing his smiling face in the neighborhood, and Sue said so many great things about him. I'm sure he's looking down proudly on his beautiful family.


God's Peace, the Sinnwells

My condolences to the Kalmes family. Curt was admired so much by our family especially my parents! I will never forget Curt’s great sense of humor and how he always had a big smile on his face! He will be missed by many and I know my father was there to meet him at the pearly gates with a drink and a tee time!


Patrick Daly

those were hearts and prayers!!  Not question marks!!!  We know he needed another helper!!  

Sue, Maxine, Bruce, Mary, Mary & Family!    We send our deepest condolences to all of you!  We are so sorry we are not there at Curt's funeral but our thoughts and prayers are with you all!  So many beautiful memories and I know he is in Heaven watching over all of you!!  God must have needed another helper!  ????

Maxine, Bruce, Mark, Sue and Mary......my very deepest condolences to all of you! Curt leaves behind many wonderful memories, his soft presence, beautiful smile and warm welcomes! The childhood memories of living across the street from you will never be forgotten.....those were the good ole days! I am sorry I will not be at Curtis funeral but my thoughts and prayers are with you all! ( Jill Morrow Sisco)

Our sympathy to you all at the passing of your father/grandfather/greatgrandfather for Dave and Mary's family;and father-in-law for you Karen.  May he rest in peace.  John and Bonnie Meyer

Sorry for the lose of a fine man, I remember my dad talking of Curt frequently.


I have been doing genealogy for more than 40 years. I remember interviewing Curt years ago and found him to be very helpful in my research of the Kramer family. If I remember right they did bingo together at church. They also had a common thread their mothers were both Kramer's


JIM

Curt was a wonderful man and friend...I was able to enjoy him at the Saturday Shorewood coffees with my dad and other friends in the recent past. Curt helped get me started at the Mayo Credit Union many, many years ago....which I will ever be grateful. Yet is was his kind and warm personality that I will miss...he was always very caring. I will be out of town this week and unable to attend the services but my thoughts and prayers will be with Maxine, Arlene, Sue and the entire Kalmas family. You all should be extremely proud of that great man! 

our sympathy to you Maxine and your family


 


God Bless, Pork and Lil Bartholomew

Loved this man, what a special Christian husband, father and grandfather.  Grandpa Oscar meant so much to Brian and Cadie’s family.  He will be deeply missed!  All our prayers 

Curt was always ready to help and to enjoy some fun. I was blessed to know him during my time at St Pius. May he rest in peace.

 Sue and family, sending thoughts and prayers to all.   I had your Dad as my supervisor many years ago.  He was a great guy.  Heaven gained another great one.

I am sorry to hear of Curt's passing.  He will be remembered by me as the man who told my dad Joe Holland to buy a set of weights for my brother Mickey Reed.  My brother loved to play football and he lifted weights to make himself  a better football player.  My brother Mickey went into the Lourdes Athletics Hall of Fame this year.  He played football in college at Mankato State and South Dakota State University.   Those weights were a great investment and Curt was wonderful man.