Friday, December 19, 2008

Obituary: Curt Drogsvold

MADISON - Curt Drogsvold, 89, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, after an extended illness. He was born Jan. 2, 1919, in Stoughton. He resided there with his parents Orin and Clara and brother Douglas until the family moved to the east side of Madison in 1927. Curt graduated from Central High School and enlisted in the army during World War II. He was awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star for his valiant conduct on the South Pacific Islands of Bouganville and Guadalcanal. His actions were credited with saving the lives of several platoon members. After the war Curt married Pat Flynn Kurowski in 1956 and helped raise her two sons Michael and Patrick. Curt was widowed in 1984. Curt worked in the accounting office at the Struck and Irwin Company for 34 years, retiring in 1981. An avid golfer, he was a long-time member of Blackhawk Country Club and enjoyed the links wherever he traveled. In 1987 he married Patricia Howard. They celebrated their 21st anniversary last July. Curt is survived by his immediate family, his wife, Patricia; her two children, Bonnie Howard and Craig Howard; and also by his stepsons, Michael Kurowski and Patrick Kurowski. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison, with a visitation one hour prior to services. The family wishes to thank the VA and Hospice for the wonderful care Curt has received. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the HospiceCare Foundation, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711; Bethel Lutheran Church, 312 Wisconsin Ave., Madison, WI 53703; or a local food pantry. Cress Funeral and Cremation Service 3610 Speedway Road (608) 238-3434

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on December 20, 2008

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