Farming Rural 17

Curtis Stratmeyer

February 5, 1960 ~ April 10, 2019 (age 59)


Curtis Stratmeyer, age 59 of Metropolis, Illinois passed away at 11:57 am on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Frank Forthman Jr. officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Curtis was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, served on the Massac County Fair Board, retired from the Illinois Department of Transportation, and was a life long farmer.

Curtis is survived by his wife of 27 years, Carmen Stratmeyer; son, Dustin Stratmeyer and wife Brett; daughter, Katelin Stratmeyer; granddaughter, Emery Stratmeyer; sister, Debra Travis and husband Bobby;  nieces and nephews, Dee Dee Wrye and husband James, Billy Travis and wife Julie, Matt Stratmeyer and wife Brandi, Marc Stratmeyer and wife Heather, Lora Jacobs and husband Jason; several great nieces and great nephews.

Curtis was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Deloris (Buldtman) Stratmeyer; brother, Dennis Stratmeyer.

Visitation will be held on Saturday evening April 13, 2019 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home and on Sunday from 1 pm to the funeral hour at the church.

Memorials may be given in Curtis’ name to Laura’s Celebration, P.O. Box 9311, Paducah, Kentucky 42002 or New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 5734 Black Hill Road, Belknap, Illinois 62908.

Pallbearers will be Drew Quint, Kevin Logeman, Steve Foss, Larry Markus, Billy Travis, Will Bunting, and Jeff Korte.

Arrangements are entrusted to Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home in Metropolis. Online condolences may be left at



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April 13, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Loftus-McManus Funeral Homes Inc.
70 Jon Street / P.O. Box 760
Metropolis, IL 62960

April 14, 2019

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
New Hope Baptist Church
6804 New Columbia Road
Belknap, IL 62908

Funeral Service
April 14, 2019

2:00 PM
New Hope Baptist Church
6804 New Columbia Road
Belknap, IL 62908


Laura's Celebration
P.O. Box 9311, Paducah KY 42002

New Hope Cemetery Fund
5734 Black Hill Road, Belknap IL 62908

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