ONAMIA -- Curtis Stempf, 77, Onamia, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.
He was born April 25, 1926, in Glyndon to Henry and Reva (Curtis) Stempf. His family moved to Malmo, Aitkin and Osakis areas where he attended school. He graduated from Aitkin High School. He farmed south of Onamia. He also worked on the boats in Duluth and he worked for a judge in Minneapolis. He enlisted in the Navy. He married Sylvia Ott on May 26, 1950, in Onamia. They lived in Onamia. They raised many foster children. He pastored the Vineland Native American Alliance Chapel for 25 years.
Survivors include his wife; a sister, Marlys Neese, Malmo; and a brother, Shiriel Stempf, Onamia.
Two brothers, John and Dale Stempf; and a sister, Shirley Stempf, died earlier.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Onamia Missionary Alliance Church in Onamia with the Rev. Donald Brown and the Rev. K.C. Paulson officiating. Burial will be in Malmo Cemetery.
Friends may call an hour before services Tuesday at the church.
Arrangements are with Shelley Funeral Chapel in Onamia.
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