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Debra Ann (Bendt) Curtis

1963 - 2021


On June 10, 2021, Debra Ann Curtis (Bendt) of Ionia, MI passed away peacefully in the comfort of her own home, surrounded by family. In July of 2020 Debra was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, Gliosarcoma. She fought for 326 days with the support of her family and friends. This is a true representation of how Debra lived her life. She was a fighter, a warrior, a hero. Debra was an activist for equality and rights of all humans. She was the biggest supporter for her children and all those she loved. She is described as loving hard, and those she loved said it was the strongest most heartfelt love you’d ever feel. Even though Debra is no longer with us to give her love everyday, those she loved will live everyday knowing true unconditional love exists. Debra was born on August 14, 1963 in St. Johns, MI. Debra is preceded in death by her father, Leroy H. Bendt and brother, Staff Sergeant Leroy Scott Bendt. Debra is survived by her loving husband of nearly 41 years, Brian Curtis, her 6 children, Tara (Jeff) Carr, Shawn Curtis (Josh Witte), Kyle (Kayla) Curtis, Magen (Himzo) Selmic, Kelsey (Shelton) Correia, and Breann Simon; 6 wonderful grandchildren, Marshall, Daisy, Emir, Wyatt, Esma and Gabriel, her mother, Lois Bendt, siblings, Marcy Glick (Anthony Calabro), Duane (Theresa) Bendt, Melissa (Scott) Livasy and Rebecca Dean, as well as  several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. A Celebration of Life will be held in honor of Debra at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Glioblastoma Foundation (glioblastomafoundation.org). Online condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com. 

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St. Johns Class of 1981

June 21, 2021 7:38 PM

Condolences to the loving family of Debra Bendt Curtis.
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Ashley Marchewka-Lyne

June 14, 2021 2:58 PM

May you find comfort and strength in your memories. Those who bloom in the hearts of others never fade away.

Cindy Steigenga

June 14, 2021 9:47 AM

I am So very Sorry for the Loss of your Precious Wife..and Mother.. ❤

Cindy Steigenga

June 14, 2021 9:42 AM
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I will always Love you Sister Deb Curtis ❤

Deanna Anzaldo

June 14, 2021 7:48 AM

Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Deb Your memory will live on as this tree blossoms and grows.
Deanna Anzaldo

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