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Curtis C Kivi

April 25, 1964 — September 13, 2020

A gathering of family and friends of Curtis “Curt” Kivi, 56, of Coon Rapids, will be 10am-1pm Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora.  Current COVID-19 guidelines regarding social distancing and a mask requirement will be followed

Curtis died unexpectedly at his home in Coon Rapids on Sunday, September 13, 2020.

He was born April 25, 1964 in Aurora, Minnesota to Vaino and Elsie (Bartness) Kivi.  He grew up in Hoyt Lakes and graduated from Aurora-Hoyt Lakes Class of 1982.  He attended Eveleth Vocational Technical College becoming an ophthalmic laboratory technician. 

In 1986 he moved to Minneapolis and worked for various optical labs.  He worked the last 30 years at Park Nicollet in St. Louis Park.  He was united into marriage to Michele DeGrio on April 27, 2013.  Curt thoroughly enjoyed his time up north at the shack.  He also enjoyed going to auctions looking for antique deals.

Survivors include his wife, Michele; Brother, Leslie (Pat) Kivi of East Bethel; Sisters: Sandy (Vern) Hoechst of Hoyt Lakes and Donna (Steve) Dean of Alpena, MI; Brother-in-law, Bobby (Sharon)
Turk of Hoyt Lakes; Step-sister, Carol (Tim) Wallace of Henderson, NV; Step-brother, Mike Patrow of Hutchinson, MN; Father-in-law, Ralph DeGrio of Hoyt Lakes, MN; Brother-in-law Chuck (Colleen) DeGrio of Becker, MN; numerous Nieces and Nephews, Great Nieces and Nephews.   Not to forget a man’s best Friend and his constant companion, Trapper.

He was proceeded in death by his Parents; sister, Sue Turk; stepfather, Dave Patrow; niece, Cortney Dean.


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Saturday, September 19, 2020

10:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home-Aurora

402 W 3rd Ave N, Aurora, MN 55705

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