Curtis Merle Malaise

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Curtis Merle Malaise, age 70, of Litchfield Park, AZ died July 27, 2019, in Litchfield Park. He was born December 5, 1948, in Ottawa, IL to Merle and Mellisa Malaise. He served as a mechanic in the US Army from 1968 to 1971 and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.

Curtis was a city of Phoenix employee for 30 years, before retiring in 2010. He served as a shop steward for the LIUNA Union and was later elected as business manager. He also served as the Commander for VFW Post 8015 from 1999 to 2001.

Curtis was an active member in the Chandler Foothills Hog Chapter #76. Being an avid motorcyclist he traveled with his wife to all 48 states and across Canada. He also enjoyed radio controlled car racing and billiards.

Curtis is survived by his wife of 50 years, Helen (Sue) Malaise; son, Curtis Malaise; sisters, Lorene Weber (Bob), and Merleen Long (Dave); one grandchild; two great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild. He was also survived by brothers-in-law, John Schroder (Janet), Charles Clark (Betty), Howard Schroeder (Mary), and George Schroeder; sisters-in-law, Clara Griffey (George), Esther Schroeder (Ron), Jane Raines (Dick), and Maria Schroeder (Ercil); and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. The family suggests that donations be made to the American Heart Association at

14 Comments on “Curtis Merle Malaise

  1. Curt was one of the funniest and nicest people I have ever had the privilege of knowing. I have always been proud he was my uncle.

  2. My memories of Curt are of him being such a happy and fun loving person. So sorry for your lose Susy and Mark.

  3. Sue,

    I would like to say how sorry I am for the loss of a lifetime partner, Curt. You guys always look so Happy together and full of life, with all your adventures together. You have so many wonder times together to fall back on to keep his memories alive. Gob Bless you Sue with the Strength to carry on. Love Always John

  4. Curt an Sue are some of my favorite people. So glad I met them thru the Harley Owner’s Group. We shared a lot of good times and had many conversations. I will miss Curt and pray for Sue and family

  5. With our Deepest sympathy and sorrow, I really enjoyed having Curt and Sue stay with us here in Colorado and go on a few rides with them! Curt was a wonderful person, full of laughter and joy, we were looking forward to having a few more rides in with them! God bless Curt and May he Rest In Peace!!!!

    Much Love

  6. Godspeed Uncle Curt. I’ll always wish we would’ve made another ride but am content to know that you ride with Him now.

    “Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.”
    ―Ernest Hemingway

  7. Curt was a big part of the HOG family and dearly missed by all of us. I’m grateful to have ridden many miles along side Curt and Sue. Always a smile on his face no matter what the road conditions he just loved to be on his bike. See you again someday when we ride that highway in the sky.

  8. My brother was the best. Always had the best stories! Always told him he should write fiction. I loved visiting him in Arizona with Sue and Mark. We had great adventures. I will forever miss him. His humor was one of a kind! Prayers for Sue and Mark.

  9. It has always been a fun ride when Curt and Sue were along! They were always happy and had great stories of their many adventures. Sue my prayers are with you and your family. I cannot even begin to express my sorrow for what you are going through.
    Love and Hugs from one of your many HOG 76 Fans
    Tammy B

  10. Hi sue so sorry . Am thinking and praying for u and family . Curt always had a smile on his face ..enjoyed visiting w both of u 💕…

  11. Curt was the best big brother. His stories he made up were great! I always said he should write them down and publish them. I had the best times visiting him, Sue and Mark in Arizona. His humor was the best. I will forever miss him.

  12. Curt and Sue, you’ve been a huge part of our lives these past 5 years and we’ve had so many great rides together. You left us way too soon Curt! We still had more rides to do! They will never be the same again! I so miss my big buddy….RIP my friend and keep on ridin on!

  13. Sorry to hear this. I worked with Curt for 23yrs
    Curt you was a real friend. You will be missed

  14. Curt you will be missed. We were friends for 32yrs we worked together for 23years and shared the same shop together.
    The memories our families made will never be forgotten.
    We will miss you

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