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Linn County News

Published March 22, 2023


Curtis Eugene Virgin, 78, of Olathe, Kan., passed away on March 14, 2023, in the care of Delmar Gardens surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on Sept. 9, 1944, to Forrest and Marjorie (Sherman) Virgin in La Cygne, Kan.

Curtis was the eldest of six children and grew up in and around La Cygne. He attended a one-room schoolhouse and then went on to graduate from La Cygne High School. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served for four years.

After being discharged from the Navy, he went on to own and operate his own company, Curt Virgin Construction for several years. Later in his career, Curtis worked as a superintendent for a few local builders and as an inspector for the city of Olathe. Curtis was a master carpenter who specialized in framing. He could and did build just about everything including a boat dock for the family lake lot, back and front patios, and porches for his own house and many of his neighbors, home additions, pine wood derby cars - you name it, he could draw up the plans and then build it.

Curtis was an avid reader, who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, tending to his garden, cheering on his grandkids at their sporting events, playing cards and bingo with friends at Bloom Living, going to the shooting range, spending time outdoors, playing golf, going to the races, boating and swimming at the lake with his family, and riding motorcycles in his younger days. Curtis was a very generous and caring man and will be missed dearly by his family and friends.

Curtis is survived by his daughters, Maggie (Eric) Peterson and Molly Virgin (Craig Harrelson); grandchildren Nathan Virgin, Jillian Virgin, Samuel Peterson, Sophia Peterson; brothers and sisters Kenny (JoLinn) Virgin, Keith (Joyce) Virgin, Kathy Morton, Cindy (Randall) Dawson, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest and Marjorie Virgin; brother Louis Edwin Virgin; and son Brant Leo Virgin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Veterans Community Project, 8900 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64131.

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