Created on Friday, 11 October 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Benjamin Ernest “Ben” Curlis, 38, of Columbus, and formerly of rural Dunkirk, passed away at 6:27 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital, Westerville.
He was born in Kenton on Feb. 11, 1975, to Doris Hopson Curlis, who survives in Dunkirk, and the late William Frederick “Bill” Curlis.
He also is survived by two brothers, William Frederick “Bill” (Paige) Curlis II of Monroe and Robert Wayne “Bob” (Kim) Curlis of Sidney; three nephews, Colton Fredrick, 12, Easton Dale Curlis, 9 and James Robert Curlis, 14, and three nieces, Kayla LeeAnn, 16, Kelly Jean, 11, and Katelyn Grace Curlis, 7 months.
Ben graduated from Hardin-Northern High School in 1993 and then The Ohio State University in 2000. He worked at Morgan Stanley in the IT Department.
He was a fun-loving free spirit who loved his family, friends and his bulldog “Linus,” camping out and travel. He enjoyed fishing with his dad and brothers, drawing, painting and attending movies and church.
Ben was a beloved son, brother, uncle and friend. We will miss him dearly.
Visitation is from noon to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Schindewolf-Stout-Crates Funeral Home, Kenton, where Pastors Paul Hopson and Jim Webb officiates a funeral at 11 a.m. Monday. Burial is in Dola Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital.
Express condolences at www.stoutcrates.com.