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Chris Curran

Place of Service
Messier-Broullire Funeral Home
Manistique, Michigan

Time of Service
11:00 a.m, on Saturday
Decmeber 21, 2013

Place of Visitation
Messier-Broullire Funeral Home
Manistique, Michigan

Time of Visitation
10 a.m. until time of services

Chris Curran

Aug. 11, 1948 - Dec. 15, 2013

Fox Lake

Chris Curran age 65 passed away suddenly at his home in the Town  of Fox Lake on Sunday, December 15, 2013.

Chris was born on August 11, 1948 in Manistique, Michigan the son of Leo and Mary (Wickwire) Curran. He graduated from Manistique High School. He later graduated from General Motors School of Merchandising and Management.

He was married to Mary Hoholik on February 4, 1967 in Manistique.

Chris was partner/owner of Curran Chevrolet in Manistique until he left in 1987 to open a new Chevrolet dealership venture in Markesan, Wisconsin. He later held numerous management positions in the automobile industry until his retirement.

He was a former president of the Manistique Area Chamber of Commerce, trainer and very involved in the Manistique Boxing Club, former member of the Manistique Elks Club, Manistique Moose Lodge, Indian Lake Golf and Country Club, former member of Tuscumbia Country Club in Green Lake, Wisconsin,. Being an avid golfer was a member of the Thursday men's golf league in Manistique and Green Lake a pass member of the Markesan Lions Club, a little league coach and a member of the Chevrolet Motor Division Legion of Leaders for many years.

He will be sadly miss and mourned by his wife Mary of 46 years, son Richard (Lynn) Curran of Northville, Michigan, two daughters, Jane (Roger) Budde of Beaver Dam, Julie  (Jhae) Larson of Wisconsin Rapids, as well as his cherished grandchildren grandchildren Kylie (Keith) Karnatz, Jacob Larson, Sara Curran, Haylee Larson, Chase Curran, one great-granddaughter Danika Karnatz. He is further survived by a special Aunt Betty DeSautel of Madison, brother-in-laws Donald (Denys) Hoholik of Manistique, Peter (Karen) Hoholik of Pandleton, Oregon, several other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister-in-law Jane Hoholik and a special Aunt Dorothy Hoholik.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday December 21, 2013 at 12:00 noon. Relatives and friends may pay their respect from 11:00 a.m. until time of services at Messier-Broullire in Manistique, Michigan,

  In lieu of flowers memorials are appreciated  Arc of Northwest Wayne County,26049 Five Mile Road  Redford, Michigan, 48239 or Bay Cliff Health Camp, P.O. Box 310, Big Bay, Michigan 49808

The Kratz-Smedema Funeral Home in Fox Lake is assisting the family. To leave online condolences, please visit us at

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  • nate dykstra
    Dec. 18, 2013

    Gonna miss ya buddy

  • Linda Hutto & family
    Dec. 17, 2013

    Our thoughts, love & prayers are with you. 

  • Tammy Gagnon
    Dec. 17, 2013

    I loved this man. So funny and animated. Chris loved life so much and life loved him. I will miss his smiles and hugs and how he always made sure to sneak a hug while I was talking in his ear.  I will always remember the stories because they will continue to be shared by those that loved him. God Bless his family. My heart goes out to all that knew him. He was truly unique and I am blessed to be included in that group. Love you Chris!


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