In memory of
Curtis J. SUPAN
Passed away on Monday October 10 at his residence on Swan Lake. He was born on July 24, 1955 in St. Paul, MN. Curt graduated from Hill Murray High School in 1973. He graduated from St. Thomas College, where he was a member of ROTC, with a major in accounting. After graduation he was a navigator with the US Air Force. Then, in 1983, he completed pilot training and served his country as a F-16 pilot. He served in many places including Korea, Italy and Saudi Arabia. He retired as a Lt. Colonel in 2000 and then worked 5 years as a contractor training future pilots. He moved to the house of his dreams on Swan Lake in 2006. He enjoyed kayaking, golfing, hiking, boating and skiing. Curt was involved with many community projects and was active at St. John Paul II Catholic Church in Bigfork. He was proud to serve as a Knight of Columbus, a member of the Swan Lakers, a board member of Swan Sites Homeowners Association, and especially talented in teaching many children how to ski with the Kalispell Ski Club. Curt is survived by wife, Mary, and cat Peanut of Bigfork, son Eric (Pam) and daughter Jennifer of Jacksonville, Florida, grandson Coby and granddaughter Kate. He is also survived by his mother, Jean Supan of St. Paul, MN, sisters Lynn (Darrell) Rask and Terry (Robert) Bullen-Smith, brother Jeff Supan and niece Alexandra. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. John Paul II Catholic Church in Bigfork on October 18 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Luncheon. Burial will take place at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in St. Paul, MN with military graveside honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bigfork Food Bank, in care of Curt Supan. Buffalo Hills Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements. www.buffalohillfh.com
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