Wallace “Wally” Curl
Wallace “Wally” Bertice Curl, 82, died June 28, 2012 at the Care Center in Louisville, CO. A memorial will take place at The First United Methodist Church 117 North Central Ave. Pierre, SD Friday, July 6 at 2 p.m.
Wally was born to Alpha Bertice Curl and Caroline (Merkel) Curl in Gettysburg,SD on May 9, 1930, He graduating Gettysburg High and attended Northern State College. He taught country school around the Onida area before receiving his degree from Northern State College in Aberdeen, SD. He taught at the Pierre Junior High and worked at Century Manufacturing. He was a Charter member of the Pierre Questers Club. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and “Die Deutsche Glieder” Club. He belonged to the descendants of the Mayflower and served as state Commodore.
Wally is survived by his nephews, nieces, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Martha Wager, Alta Colton, Irene Morgan and Myrna Curl, his brothers Allen, Lawrence, Louis, Dean, and Albert.
As per his pre-arranged request Memorials may be directed to the South Dakota Historical Society.
Burial will take place at a later date at his family plot in Tyndall, SD.