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Curtis Alton Matheny, 69

Curtis Alton Matheny, 69, of Blackduck, died at Friday, December 16, 2011 at the Nielson Place in Bemidji, Minnesota.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Blackduck, MN with the Rev. Dan Heath officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.  Interment will be at the Lakeview Cemetery in Blackduck, Minnesota under the direction of Cease Family Funeral Home of Blackduck.
Curtis was born December 29, 1941 in Mrs. Viken’s maternity house in Blackduck, MN to Robert Bruce and Henrietta “Etta” (Olsen) Matheny.  He was baptized by Reverend Odean Monson at Bethania Lutheran Church in Margie, MN.  Curt graduated from Blackduck High School in 1960 and attended Bemidji State College.  He graduated in 1964 with a BS degree in Industrial Arts Education.  Following his college graduation he taught school in Lancaster, MN for 1 year;  Williams, MN for 3 years; and Kelliher, MN for 2 years.  After teaching in Kelliher, Curt started building and remodeling homes and later built a cabinet shop and worked as a cabinet maker until his illness in December of 2010.
Curt was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Blackduck where he was the financial secretary for almost 20 years, served on the operations committee and sang in the choir.  He also served on the Birch Township Board for 20 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents.  Curt is survived by one aunt, Thelma Noss of Carriere, Mississippi; and numerous cousins, and special friends.

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