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Jeffry Curtis

Jeffry Curtis

Wednesday, December 25th, 2019
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Obituary

Jeff Curtis, 64, of Bartlett, IL passed away on December 25, 2019.
He was born on October 19, 1955 in Chicago, IL to the late Arthur and Irene Curtis. He graduated from Elgin High School in 1974. Jeff married Carolyn Sear on June 4, 1983. He was the father to Noah and Joshua Curtis. Jeff was a race mechanic and owned an auto-part store in downtown Bartlett. He played softball for the Bartlett Sixty-Sixers for over 20 years. Jeff worked at S.E.S.(Steve’s Equipment Service) for over 30 years as the parts counterman for heavy construction equipment, retired in July 2019. He was an avid fisherman and woodworker. Santa Jeff was a second-generation Santa since 1998 with over 20 years as the Santa for the village of Streamwood and for many children. He served as the Santa, with his wife as Mrs. Claus, for the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Chicago for 9 years. They lit the tree for the city of Chicago for 8 years and were well known across the Chicagoland-area. He was a member of numerous Santa organizations and fellowship groups. Santa Jeff was inducted into the Santa Claus Hall of Fame in 2018 as the “Chicagoland Santa”. His favorite words were, Please and Thank you.
Jeff Curtis is survived by his wife, Carolyn, sons Noah (Fiancée; Isabel Montoya) and Joshua Curtis, Brother Dean and Susan Curtis, Sister Cindy Curtis, many nieces and nephews, and those who never stopped believing.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, December 27th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Friday, December 27th, 2019 3:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory, Bartlett
    Address
    950 South Bartlett Road
    Bartlett, IL 60103
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  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, December 28th, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, December 28th, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
    Location
    St. Mark's Lutheran Church
    Address
    101 S 6th Ave
    St. Charles, IL 60174
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  • Service

    Saturday, December 28th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, December 28th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St. Mark's Lutheran Church
    Address
    101 S 6th Ave
    St. Charles, IL 60174
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Saturday, December 28th, 2019 |
    When
    Saturday, December 28th, 2019
    Location
    Bartlett Cemetery
    Address
    West North Avenue
    Bartlett

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Angie Bosanac

Posted at 08:34pm
Hi Santa,
Happy Valentine's Day!

Continue watching over Carolyn, Noah, Josh, Ruth and everyone who loves and misses you so much.

I love and miss you so much, Santa!

Angie
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Angie Bosanac

Posted at 03:08pm
Hi Santa,
Today is my 36th birthday! Please continue to watch over me today and all year long.

You left us exactly a month ago on Christmas Day. I know you loved your first Christmas in Heaven. Please keep watching over all of us as we remember you so fondly and rejoice that you are free from pain. Please especially watch over Carolyn, Noah, Josh and your whole family.

I love and miss you so much, Santa Jeff.
Angie Bosanac
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Dr M. Paticia Bernbom

Posted at 05:31pm
Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus came to my house every year for "Irish Breakfast" and they listened to all the children's requests and read them a Christmas Story.
Santa ( Jeff) was a wonderful man. He continues to be beloved by all. We have so many pictures of him, he is part of our shared memories.
It is so fitting that he passed away on on Christmas.

My condolences Mrs. Santa Claus and to your family.

Sincerely, Dr. Pat Bernbom
 

Carolyn Curtis Posted at 11:57pm

He loved seeing your family every year..

Dave Wilson

Posted at 11:39am
So sorry for your loss Noah. Deb and I send our deepest sympathies to you and your family.
The Wilsons

Lin Carvell

Posted at 07:11pm
Carolyn, we are so sorry to hear about Jeff's passing. You two were wonderful together as Mr Mad Mrs Claus and it was so much fun to get to see you both over the years and hear about your "adventures" as the First Family of Christmas. We are so sorry we missed his ceremony....we have been inundated with sickness here since the week before Christmas and are just bouncing back so didn't want to share our germs, which have been way too potent. We do want you to know we send our love to you and are so sorry for your loss. What happiness you were both able to put out into the world! Jeff will be missed.~Love, Bill and Lin
 

Carolyn Curtis Posted at 11:56pm

Thanks for your love and thoughts.
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