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Curtis Ferber

January 12, 1955 — September 19, 2019

Curtis Ferber

Curtis George Ferber, 64, of Charlevoix, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019.  He was born on January 12, 1955 in Aberdeen, Maryland, the son of George and Marilyn (Wright) Ferber.

On October 2, 1976, Curtis married his high school sweetheart, Karen Arnold.  He valued his family above all else.  Whether it was helping his daughters with projects, or watching his granddaughters play soccer, they were the center of his life.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking, and he always had a list of home improvement projects going on.  He was also an active member of the Alcoholics Anonymous in Charlevoix for many years.

He is survived by his loving wife, Karen Ferber; his mother, Marilyn Ferber; two daughters, Jessica (Ben) Ferber-Babb of Charlevoix, and Heather (Todd) Bernhardt of Boyne City; a brother, Craig (Diane) Ferber of Royal Oak, MI; two sisters, Melinda (Julie) Kendall of San Francisco, CA, and Laura (Alan) Gohl of Clarkston, MI; and two granddaughters, Zoey and Sydney Bernhardt.

He was preceded in death by his father, George Ferber.

Come as you are and join us for an informal gathering of family and friends to share memories and celebrate the life of Curtis Ferber. Saturday, October 19th 2019 from 12pm-3pm at the Alano Club of Charlevoix, 106 Mason St., Charlevoix, MI 49720.

Memorial donations in Curtis’ name may be made to the Alano Club of Charlevoix, 106 Mason St., Charlevoix, MI 49720.  Cards or condolences can be sent to 16900 Ferry Rd., Charlevoix, MI 49720.

Please sign his online guestbook at

Arrangements are in the care of the Charlevoix Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Curtis Ferber, please visit our flower store.


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