Curt R. “Gowdy” Schlieve

Date of Death: Jun 12, 2013
Curt R. “Gowdy” Schlieve
[highlight_text] (1952 – 2013) [/highlight_text] Curt R. “Gowdy” Schlieve, 60, of Waupun, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at The University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison surrounded by his family.


[leftcolumn] Curt was born July 31, 1952 in Waupun, the son of Jud and Thelma Pluim Schlieve. He attended Waupun schools, graduating from Waupun High School in 1970. In 1976 he married Daun Andrews in Waupun. The couple resided in Waupun while they were married. Curt was part owner and manager of Judsons Bowling Lanes. He was a member of the Waupun Tavern League Association. In his younger years most of his time was spent playing baseball, softball, and enjoying the “good old times” with his friends and family. He most recently loved the sports of golfing and bowling. Most important to him was being able to spend time with his granddaughters, family, and several long time friends. The worlds best “social chemist” is now with the “spirit in the sky”.

Curt is survived by his two daughters, Amber (Brad) Gaffney of Waupun and Nicci (Aaron “Fuzz”) Vande Zande of Waupun; two granddaughters, Kennady and Alexandra Gaffney; his parents, Jud and Thelma Schlieve of Winneconne; brothers and sisters, Clint (Vicki) Schlieve, Cal (Beth) Schlieve, Clay Schlieve, Chuck (Kathy) Schlieve, Jamie (Glenn) Marwitz, and Jodi (John) Holbach; all of Waupun; and several nieces and nephews.

Curt was preceded in death by his grandparents and a nephew.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Celebration/Gathering: [/highlight_text] A time of celebration and gathering for family and friends of Curt Schlieve will be held Friday, June 21, 2013 from 4-7 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun.



  1. Vicki Olsen Says: June 14, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Amber and Nicci:

    My deepest sympathies to you in the loss of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Daniel Schoemann Says: June 15, 2013 at 6:26 am

    May Our Lord comfort you in this time, sorry to hear of Curt’s passing………

  3. Don Myers Says: June 15, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Curt was a great guy from a wonderful family… always enjoyed having a few when he was the Mixologist… God’s Speed Curt!

  4. Debra and Bruce Jones Says: June 16, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Our prayers and thoughts go out to the Schlieve Family in this time of sorrow.
    Amber and Nicci lost their father to soon in life, and our heart aches deeply for them, but in death they now have a Guarding Angel in Curt to watch over them and their families.
    We wish you peace and find comfort in the happy memories you have of Curt.

    With deepest sympathies,
    Aunt Deby and Uncle Bruce

  5. Paul and Eileen Rottscholl Says: June 16, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Our sympathy goes out to the family of Curt. May his memories keep his spirit alive within you.

  6. Paula Meyer Says: June 17, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Thinking of you all during your time of loss. That’s where I’m going to go when I die….To The Spirit In The Sky. Played it many times for Gowdy and will continue to. Paula Meyer and John Wulff

  7. Mike Bell Says: June 19, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    I regret that I won’t be able to be there in person to pay my respects to the family. Please accept my condolences. I was lucky enough to have bowled there with Curt and have so many fond memories of Curt and the family from Jud’s and the Goose. I am deeply saddened and have had a hard tome thinking of anything else since I learned of Curt’s passing. Take Care, MIke Bell

  8. Connie Rogers Says: June 19, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    I was sad to hear about the loss of Gowdy. He was a great guy and will be missed. My most heartfelt condolences are being sent to the entire family. God bless you all.

  9. Clyde and Darlene Olson Says: June 20, 2013 at 1:16 pm


    To be a bowling proprietor is to be part of a profession like no other. And when we hear of the loss of one of the ‘family” members, we all feel the loss. To be in this business requires a special person, and Gowdy was that. To be in his family requires a very special dedicated family, and Gowdy had those. And to be included in the many, many dedicated customers at Juds completes the “family.” To all who morn his loss:

    The funeral is your gift of love.
    It is a celebration of
    the Life
    the Death
    and the hope
    of a meaningful person
    Share in the meaning

  10. DON & GERT ROETS Says: June 21, 2013 at 6:57 am

    So sorry to hear about Curt’s passing. He was a “great friend”. I’ll sure miss the fun we had each year with the lions Vegas Raffle tickets. When he was walking down the street and I hit the horn, a smile and wave always came my way. Don & Gert Roets

  11. Cindy (Bentley) & Fly Vanderkin Says: July 11, 2013 at 7:07 am

    We are saddened by Curt’s passing. Our prayers and sympathy to the entire Schlieve family. We remember so many good times.

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