Curtis C. Starkebaum
February 10, 2021
Dr. Curtis C. Starkebaum, DVM, passed away peacefully, at home with family, on Feb. 1, 2021 at the age of 97.
Curtis was born on the family farm near Haxtun on April 10, 1923 to Ernest and Vera Starkebaum. Growing up, he worked on the farm, raising turkeys, chicken, cows, hogs, horses and the growing of corn. He attended a one-room school through eighth grade, riding his horse, Bill, to and from school. He was good student and multi-sport athlete at Haxtun High School.
Curtis graduated from Colorado A&M (now Colorado State University) in 1945. It was there he met Alice Mae McNeer, w...