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Robert "Bob" J. Curran

November 7, 1951 ~ September 19, 2022 (age 70)


Robert “Bob” J. Curran, Wausau, formerly of Kingsford, Michigan died peacefully at his home on Monday, September 19, 2022, from complications of cancer.

Bob was born on November 7, 1951, in Ishpeming, Mich., son of Lyle and Marjorie Curran. He graduated from Kingsford High School in 1969. After serving his country in the U.S. Army, he earned a degree in Accounting from Northern Michigan University, graduating with honors. Bob worked at Wausau Insurance Company (through all its various names) for over 30 years.

On October 25, 1975, he married Joan Gauthier in Kingsford, Mich.  He is survived by his wife, Joan Curran, Wausau; his children, Jessica (Chris) Carlson, Cambridge, Wisc. and Kyle (Mandi Grosskopf) Curran, Eau Claire; two grandchildren, Henry and Mae Carlson; his siblings, Tim (Sandy) Curran, Iron Mountain, Mich., Kim (Scott) Thiry, Iron Mountain, Kelly (Sheryl) Curran, Appleton, and Kristen (Tammy) Curran, Vancouver, B.C.; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and family friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Michael and Danny Curran, and his sisters Mary Schinderle, Susan Larson and Margie Blignaut.

Bob loved to cook and feed the people he loved. He was the camp cook and amateur caterer for many family events. He enjoyed making people laugh and was quick with a joke or gag. Bob and Joan loved to travel together; figuring out how to navigate a new country or city and where to get the best food and drink. He had a competitive streak and enjoyed a lively game of trivia. He could also be found on the golf course or puttering in his vegetable garden. In the background, always, was his favorite music -- the rock ’n’ roll of his youth.  

A memorial visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 3400 Stewart Avenue, Wausau.  Burial will be in Dickinson County Memorial Gardens, Iron Mountain, Mich. on Friday, September 30, 2022.  Online condolences may be expressed at


September 27, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home
3400 Stewart Avenue
Wausau, WI 54401

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