Curtis Shane ZahrtCurtis Shane Zahrt died July 1, 2013 surrounded by his wife and son in his home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Curtis was born October 31, 1956 in Spencer, IA to Darwin and Ann (Lauritsen) Zahrt. After graduating from Spencer High, he enrolled at the University of Northern Iowa, where he graduated in 1980 with a BS in Marketing. Shortly after graduating, he began working for grocery wholesaler Nash Finch Company, but while he was busy learning the ropes at his new company, another milestone took place. A young brunette cashier at a grocery store in Muscatine, IA caught his eye. Curtis must have played his cards right, because he was married to Barbara (Baillie) Zahrt on November 24, 1984. Their son, Shane, was born August 30, 1986. Their daughter, Abby Jo, was born February 22, 1992.