Curtis Dwight Fesler passed away October 2, 2021, in his residence at Morningstar Senior Living Center in Boise Idaho. He was born December 9, 1921, in El Dara, Illinois. Curtis was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Dorothy Rae Fesler an infant daughter, Jackie Johanne and grandson Reece Fesler. He is survived by four children: Curtis R. Fesler of Mountain View, Arkansas, Christine Dicob of Flagstaff, Arizona, Terry Fesler of Eagle Idaho, and Deborah Fesler of Meridian, Idaho; seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; his sister, Eileen Grant of Glendale California; and many dear family members and close friends.
Curtis grew up in Barry, Illinois where he attended high school. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the US Navy. He later moved to Nebraska where he was a noted baseball player, and a member of many local teams. In 1948 he moved to Los Angeles, California, and joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1950. A career he dearly loved. He was driver and bodyguard for Chief William H. Parker, and then became a respected officer in the Narcotics Division where he led the undercover program. He continued his love of athletics, playing on the LAPD divisional baseball teams. He held the LAPD obstacle course record for many years. After 27 years of service he retired to Sierra Madre, California and later moved to Eagle, Idaho to be close to family members. When he passed away, he was just two months shy of his century mark. Curtis was always a fast runner. His long race is now over. He won!
Due to the COVID pandemic a memorial service will be held at a future date. He will be interred at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Eagle, Idaho along side his wife, Dorothy.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Curtis’s name may be made to Camp Rainbow Gold, 216 W. Jefferson St., Boise, ID 83702, 208-350-6435, Camprainbowgold.org
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