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Curtis Midthun
  • January 26, 1953
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  • November 03, 2018

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Obituary

Curtis ‘Curt’ O. Midthun 

Age 65 of Cape Coral, FL, formerly of Wayzata, MN, passed peacefully to his heavenly Father with his family at his side. His 8 year struggle with Melanoma is over. Curt was born January 26th, 1953 at Miners Hospital in Crosby MN. He is preceded in death by his parents, Myron L. and Stella Rose (Novak) Midthun. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Kathleen (Mirau) Midthun; his daughter, Elizabeth (George) Ramirez of Minnetonka, MN; his sons, Patrick (Lana) Midthun of Orlando, FL; and Theodore “Ted” Midthun of Edina, MN. He was “Papa Curt” to granddaughter Sarah Elizabeth and grandson Nicholas James, both of Minnetonka.

 Survived by 3 brothers, Myron, (Shirley) Midthun Deerwood, MN, Allen (Jackie) Midthun, Aitkin, MN and Calvin (Shelley) Midthun of Waconia, MN. Curt began his 33 year career at the Toro Company, Bloomington, MN where he was Director of Human Resources International Business. He was a strong advocate for his coworkers, and with his quiet, joyful demeanor he was loved by many. Curt was a mentor, counselor and confidant, helping others to achieve their goals, and living strong his Christian faith. He proudly served as past president of the Eden Prairie Lion’s Club 1989-1990. 

After retiring, he moved to Cape Coral, FL to live near his group of friends from Minnesota and enjoyed boating, fishing, reading, playing cribbage and breakfast with friends. Special thanks to Hope Hospice Cape Coral, Moffitt Cancer Center Tampa, Lee Memorial Rehab Hospital, Ft Myers, and close friends and family for their unwavering care and support. 

“Celebration of Life” memorial services will be held:

Thursday May 30th 2019 11:00 AM 

Westwood Community Church,

3121 Westwood Drive

Excelsior, MN 55331

 

AND

 

Celebration of Life Service
Monday, June 3rd 2019 11:00 AM 
Immanuel Lutheran Church
600 4th Street SW, Crosby, MN 56441
*Memorials preferred to Moffitt Cancer Center Tampa Florida
Private Internment

Service

Location:
Immanuel Lutheran Church
600 4th Street, Crosby, MN 56441
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Date & Time:
June 3, 2019 at 11:00 AM


Cemetery:
Baldwin Brothers Crematory
4320 Colonial BlvdFt. Myers, Ft. Myers


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Instead of flowers, the family would prefer if you would make a donation to
Moffitt Cancer Center https://moffitt.org/give/ways-to-give/

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  1. 02 May 2019
    Gwynne Bobich says:
    Such a kind and gentle sole was Curt. Regrets that it's been years since we've seen him. Fond memories. Love and Prayers to you Kathy and family.
    Gwynne & Fred Bobich

  2. 12 Mar 2019
    Desiree Atkinson Church says:
    I, too, have often thought of Curt. It sounds like he was unchanged from when I worked with him many years ago in the HR department at Toro. What a great guy and it was obvious he loved you all very much. My deepest sympathies.

  3. 08 Mar 2019
    Solveiga says:
    Dear Kathleen,
    I remember Curt always smiling and calm. I strongly believe that a white dove, you know what I am talking about, will take care of him.

  4. 25 Jan 2019
    Russell Foote says:
    As Curt’s birthday celebration approaches,... let us again reflect on the great man we have lost to our mortal lives - but never in our hearts.
    We continue to celebrate his life and impact on us,...and salute his loving family as they continue to live lives in honor of him.
    With love and respect from his Aussie ‘brother and sister ‘
    R&D

  5. 12 Nov 2018
    Lynn & Phyllis Matson says:
    Phyllis and I have never known a more positive, optimistic and uplifting person than Curt. He always greeted everyone with that endearing smile and many kind words. There was no better person to have on a Toro whitewater raft trip, especially the rainy ones, than Curt. He lifted our spirits and brought sunshine into every day. The world would be such a better place if we all lived our lives like Curt lived his. What a gift to have known him and called him a friend. His legacy will be so long be remembered. We’re sending that big smile right back at you, Curt, with all our love, respect and true admiration. Lynn & Phyllis Matson

  6. 10 Nov 2018
    GARY & JULIE TORGERSON says:
    WHAT AN HONOR TO HAVE KNOWN CURT AS A FRIEND THESE PAST 10 YEARS. WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER CURT WITH A SMILE ON HIS FACE AND OPTIMISM IN HIS HEART. MAY GOD BLESS HIS WONDERFUL FAMILY.

  7. 10 Nov 2018
    GARY &JULIE TORGERSON says:
    WHAT AN HONOR TO HAVE HAD CURT AS A FRIEND THESE PAST 10 YEARS. WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER CURT WITH A SMILE ON HIS FACE AND OPTIMISM IN HIS HEART. MAY GOD BLESS HIS WONDERFUL FAMILY.

  8. 09 Nov 2018
    GARY & JULIE TORERSON lit a candle:
    Lit since November 9, 2018 at 11:50:36 PM

  9. 09 Nov 2018
    Bob and Kay Fecke says:
    Curt was one of the people that made Toro a great place to work. What a great example to all of us.
    Our sympathy for your loss.

  10. 08 Nov 2018
    marlys and Ken wills lit a candle:
    Lit since November 8, 2018 at 11:52:37 PM

  11. 08 Nov 2018
    Larry Gates says:
    Curt was indeed one of the very best people to work with.
    I'm honored to have know him.

  12. 08 Nov 2018
    Connie Felkner (Toro) says:
    Until we see Curt again in Heaven. The Angel's welcomed him home. God's blessing to you all.

  13. 08 Nov 2018
    Judson McNeil says:
    Curt had the special touch and made a difference in so many lives. My deepest sympathies to his entire family.

    His smile and kind approach to any challenging situation will always be carried with me. (Not to mention he let me in the door for that first interview.) Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with all of us at The Toro Company.

    May the memories we have of you always be strong in our mind and hearts,
    Judson

  14. 08 Nov 2018
    Ilona Benson-Rooney lit a candle:
    Lit since November 8, 2018 at 11:16:13 PM

  15. 08 Nov 2018
    Jerry Kimmel says:
    Dear Kathy, My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. I have so many memories of good things Curt has done through the years. His love for you and the kids was always at the surface when we would talk about our families. His friendship was very valuable to me. I enjoyed our times on the river and the long drives through the mountains at night.
    May the memories you have aid you during these difficult times.
    Jerry Kimmel

  16. 08 Nov 2018
    Lilly Constantelos says:
    Rest In Peace my friend , we are deeply saddened but you are now in a better place! It was an honor to have met you

  17. 08 Nov 2018
    George & Lilly constantelos lit a candle:
    Lit since November 8, 2018 at 11:59:52 AM

  18. 08 Nov 2018
    Sara and marcus mcmillan lit a candle:
    Lit since November 8, 2018 at 11:09:56 AM

  19. 08 Nov 2018
    Ray & Robin scalero says:
    I shall always remember Curt for his strength of character, an aura of peace and joy and the epitome of walking in faith with an appreciation for everything regardless of circumstances. While we mourn the heavens rejoice welcoming him home. Our hearts and prayers are with you, Kathy

  20. 08 Nov 2018
    Ray & Robin scalero lit a candle:
    Lit since November 8, 2018 at 11:29:26 AM

  21. 08 Nov 2018
    Donna and Rod Gove says:
    Dear Family,
    Our prayers are with you at this time of loss. He was a wonderful person and has a special place in our hearts. God Bless.

  22. 08 Nov 2018
    Peter and Esther Tetteroo says:
    Our sincerest condolences. We wish strength and togetherness to family and friends. RIP Curt.

  23. 07 Nov 2018
    mardell blom lit a candle:
    Lit since November 7, 2018 at 11:25:09 PM

  24. 07 Nov 2018
    Billy Secord says:
    Thank you for always being there for me, Curt! The heavens have a new angel now, and I thank God for having you as my friend. You and your family are in my nightly prayers.

  25. 07 Nov 2018
    Billy Secord lit a candle:
    Lit since November 7, 2018 at 11:25:34 PM

  26. 07 Nov 2018
    Joyce and Bob Vranish lit a candle:
    Lit since November 7, 2018 at 11:46:13 PM

  27. 07 Nov 2018
    Brian Miller (Toro) says:
    I was saddened by the news of Curt's passing. Curt was always such a "stand-up guy". I will remember him fondly. God's blessings to his family.

  28. 07 Nov 2018
    Dianne Williams says:
    Midthun family, we have hope in this season of grief. Curt was a dear friend to me and a child of God. He is at the banquet table waiting for you.

  29. 07 Nov 2018
    Jeff Gatesith says:
    Very sad to have the need to acknowledge Curt's passing...my sincerest condolences to Kathy and Curt's loving family....We lost one of the good guys last week... his positivity, his humor and kindness defined him....Peace my friend..

  30. 07 Nov 2018
    Dave Tourville says:
    Curt was such a fighter, never giving up. He is an inspiration to all of us.

  31. 07 Nov 2018
    Jeanne Ryan says:
    Kathy and family. This news makes me so sad. I have often thought of Curt and wondered how he was doing. May you all be comforted by wonderful memories.

  32. 07 Nov 2018
    Karine Smets, HR Toro Belgium says:
    Curt,
    May you rest in peace.

    To the loved ones of Curt,
    My deepest sympathie

    May you find the strength
    In the love of your family
    In the warm embrace
    Of friends who walk beside you
    Unseen, unheard but always near