Curtis Waterstradt

Curtis Richard Waterstradt

Sunday, February 28th, 1954 - Tuesday, February 11th, 2020
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Curtis Waterstradt, 65 years old of Kenosha, WI passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2020. He was born February 28, 1954, in Kenosha, WI the son of the late John and Hattie (Trempt) Waterstradt.

On October 8, 1988, Curt married Marlene Downey in Kenosha and they remained lifelong Kenosha residents. Curt’s hobbies included collecting guns and vintage watches, reading and traveling. He enjoyed competitive shooting sports. He was a member of the Kenosha Conservation Club and earned several awards for his target shooting talents. In his earlier years, he was a Scout Leader of his son’s troop with the Boy Scouts of America program. In 2019 he proudly attended his first Tennocon Warframe Convention in Canada with his son.

Curt was naturally wired to easily come up with quick-witted quips and was well known for his ability to make people smile. He was a man of character and possessed the ability to keep calm in all types of situations. He was employed as a Security Officer at Froedtert-South Campus (formerly United Hospital) at the time of his death.

Survivors include his wife, Marlene Downey-Waterstradt; son Skyler Waterstradt of Kenosha; a sister, Paulette (Richard) Wasserman of New York; a brother-in-law, and many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Curt was preceded in death by a sister, Antoinette “Toni” Leinweber, a sister-in-law, Kay (Downey) Free, a father-in-law, Aubrey Downey and a mother-in-law, Eleanora (Batassa) Downey.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 17, 2020, at Proko Funeral Home. Prayers will begin at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark Catholic Church, 7117 14th Ave., Kenosha, WI. Interment will follow in St. George Cemetery, Kenosha, WI. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to a family memorial.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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  • Visitation

    Monday, February 17th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, February 17th, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
    5111-60th Street
    KENOSHA, WI 53144
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  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 11:00am
    St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church
    7117-14th Avenue
    KENOSHA, WI 53143
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    Father Jerry Hessel
  • Interment

    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 | 12:30pm
    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 12:30pm
    St. George Cemetery
    2909 Sheridan Road
    KENOSHA, WI 53140
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David Heg

Posted at 11:09am
Dear Marlene "Mooney", my heart broke when I heard the news of Curt's passing this past week. Curt was my dearest and closest friend during our Jr. High and High school days where he became not only my best friend but also my protector. Though it has been almost 38 years since we last saw you and Curt, my love for him has never stopped. His humor and friendliness was a breath of fresh air each and everyday. Mine and Debra's condolences, and prayers go out to you and your son. Our life in Mississippi has disconnected us physically, but never from our hearts. From a friends heart to yours Mooney, Love and prayers, David Heg

Marlene Downey-Waterstradt Posted at 11:27am

Dearest Dave, I well remember that you and Curt were inseparable in school. The stories of your mischief were legendary. He had such love and regard for you. And, yes, even though it had been years since we all were last together his affection for you remained. Thank you so much for all your kind words and loving thoughts. It will help me and our son, Skyler, as we try to be as brave and as strong as Curt was. He will never be forgotten and lives on in all of our hearts. Wishing you all the best. Love, Marlene

Richard Wasserman

Posted at 11:29pm
We are coming. See you Monday afternoon.

Judy Bonofiglio

Posted at 01:07pm
Marlene so sorry for your loss I remember him he was always so nice and friendly.

Marlene Downey-Waterstradt Posted at 02:28pm

Thank you Judy, you’re kind words are much appreciated.

John Jeanette Schutz

Posted at 08:38pm
Curt was always able to make us smile when we were together, which was not often enough. Our hearts go out to you Moonie and Sky. May the thoughts of others caring and the sympathy we feel be a source of consolation and comfort.
Jeanne and John Schutz

Marlene Downey-Waterstradt Posted at 02:30pm

Thanks John & Jeanette, it means so much to us. Skyler & I appreciate your support. Love you

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Posted at 10:16am
Jo Anne and I are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family.
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