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Curtis Dennis CessnaJanuary 20, 1944 ~ March 29, 2017 (age 73)
Curtis Dennis Cessna passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 29,2017 after a long and brave battle with COPD. Susan, his loving wife of 26 years, was by his side. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, trademark stubbornness, and his big heart. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Curt was born in Lubbock, Texas to William and Mary June Cessna on January 20, 1944. He joined the USAF at the age of seventeen, and proudly served alongside the 101st "Screaming Eagles" in 1968 as a weather tech during the Vietnam War. He retired with 23 years of service, ending his military career as an award-winning Station Chief. After moving to Tooele, he met the love of his life, Susan, and they were married on September 21, 1990.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Cessna; four children, Sherri Buchanan, Diana (Benjamin) Ussery, Jesse Cessna and Taylor (John) Jacobson; two step-sons, Steven (Angela) VanVleet and Russell (Kim) VanVleet; 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, William and Louise Hales and his son-in-law, Brian Buchanan. His family would like to thank Dennis, Leslie and Robyn with lntermountain Health and Hospice for all of their care and support. At his request, there will not be a funeral service. ln lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Lung Association.