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Curtis Brill, 89, a resident of Fergus Falls, Minn., formerly of New York Mills, died on Jan. 13 at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Fergus Falls.

Curtis Anton Brill was born on June 11, 1924 in Newton Township, Otter Tail County, the oldest of eight children born to Cela Arthur and Mabel Jane (Welter) Brill.

After completing the eighth grade, Curtis worked as a farmhand until his

enlistment into the Army on Oct. 7, 1944 at Fort Snelling, Minn.

Following his military service, Curtis worked as a farmhand in the Bertha, Minn. area. On Feb. 26, 1949, Curtis married Arvilla Warner at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wadena, Minn.

Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Arvilla; brother, Marlin; and two sisters, Claretta Vandermay and LaVern Matti.

Survivors include his daughter, Linda (John) Wright of Erhard; grandsons, Matthew (Kathryn) Wright of Itascocita, Texas and Mitchell (Leslie) Wright of Fergus Falls; two sisters, Joan Smith of Nampa, Idaho and Rachel Eklund of New York Mills; two brothers, Robert Brill of Las Vegas and Roger (Sandy) Brill of New York Mills. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews and their families.

Memorials are preferred to Lakeland Hospice.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Olson Funeral Chapel, Fergus Falls, with the Reverend Brad Soenksen officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Military participation by Fergus Falls VFW Post 612 and American Legion #30.