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Curtis Lamar Bethke

July 16, 1952 ~ December 26, 2021 (age 69)


Curtis Lamar Bethke, 69, of Nordheim passed away Sunday, December 26, 2021. He was born in Goliad on July 16, 1952 to the late Arbuth and Lillie Urban Bethke.

Curtis was a retired welder and a hardworker. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Nordheim and the Nordheim Fire Department. Curtis would love to hunt dove and deer and do the processing himself. He also enjoyed firing up the pit to BBQ . He was a social and friendly person with a caring heart. Curtis also enjoyed taking care of his little dog, Molly. Most importantly was the love and pride he had for his most precious granddaughter, Kylie.

He is survived by his daughter Vanessa Rae (Eric) Rohan of New Braunfels and granddaughter Kylie Rae Rohan. He is also survived by sisters Merlyn Bitterly, Daisy Borgfeld, Joyce Taylor, sister-in-law Lynda Henley, good friend Tonie Powell, faithful dog Molly and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 42 years Sharon Rae Bethke, parents, grandparents William and Emma Bethke, John and Isabel Urban and brother Aubrey (Sonny Boy) Bethke.

Visitation will be 5-7pm Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at Massey Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10am Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Massey Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Nordheim Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Rodney Karnei, Royce Bitterly, Mitchell Hodge, Kevin Rohan, Jimmy Noster, and Gary Stehling. Honorary pallbearer is Kylie Rae Rohan.

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Services entrusted to Massey Funeral Home, Yorktown, TX 361-564-2900.

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December 29, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Massey Funeral Home

Funeral Service
December 30, 2021

10:00 AM
Massey Funeral Home

December 30, 2021

11:15 AM
Nordheim Cemetery
Nordheim, TX 78141

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