Curt went home to the Lord after a brief time on home hospice. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Bernice (Bea), his sister Linda and brother John. He is survived by his loving wife Jeannie whom he often said was his brown eyed girl and would then play the song. He is also survived by children Anna Brakken, Suzanne Johnston, and Dan Johnston. He has 2 grandchildren, Madeline and Darrin Brakken. He loved them so much and was so proud of them and would tell the world. He is survived by his twin sister Candy (Gary) Persons, sister Pam (Roger) Benson, many loving nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. He graduated from Robbinsdale High school in 1971 and shortly after entered the Navy. He loved serving in the Navy and was proud of serving his country. He often said it was some of the best times in his life. After leaving the Navy he studied to be a brick mason. He worked in cement, block, brick until retirement. He was a jack of all trades and seemed to know something about most everything. He had a passion for outdoor fishing and hunting sports, trap and skeet shooting and loved teaching and sharing his skills. He had an uncanny knowledge of cars from their conception to the present, war history and antique fishing lures. Curt had a marvelous sense of color and spacial awareness for decorating and completely embraced his inner Martha Stewart self as the kids and his younger friends would say. His celebration of life is Tuesday, December 19th at 11:00 with visitation one hour before at 10:00 at Bradshaw Funeral Home, 3131 Minnehaha Ave South, Minneapolis. internment at Ft Snelling Cemetery at 1:45. A light luncheon will be served following the interment at the Eagles from 2:00-5:00pm, 2507 E. 25th Street, Minneapolis.