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Curtis "Doc" G. Wuest

November 15, 1929 October 31, 2018
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Obituary for Curtis "Doc" G. Wuest

Curtis G. “Doc” Wuest, 88, of Iowa City, died October 31st, 2018 at Oaknoll Retirement Residence. He has donated his body to the University of Iowa Deeded Body Program. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on November 9th, 2018 at 11 AM at Zion Lutheran Church. There will be a luncheon at Brown Deer Golf Club following the service.
Curtis Graham Wuest was born November 15, 1929 in Marshalltown, IA to Carl and Salome Klein Wuest. Curt graduated from Dysart High School. He earned a BA degree from Wartburg College and an MD from the University of Iowa. Curtis married Joan Kampfe on May 21, 1952 in Gothenburg, NE. He served in the Air Force from 1951 to 1953. Doc was a family physician for 36 years, including private practice in Amana from 1960-68, and Marshalltown from 1968-88, and University of Iowa Student Health for eight years, retiring in 1997. Curtis had lived in Coralville since 1988, moving to Oaknoll Retirement Residence in Iowa City in 2015. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and many national, state and local Medical Associations. Curt also volunteered at Brown Deer Golf Course.
Curtis is survived by his wife, Joan; his children Timothy (Janet) of Cedar Rapids, Matthew of San Diego, CA, Dr. Thomas (Megan) of Eugene, OR, Mark (Caroline) of Zurich, Switzerland, Deborah Toyosi of Cedar Falls; 11 grandchildren Amanda (Tadd), Amelia (Jeremy), Abigail (Tom), Allison, Veronika, Samuel, Isaac, Luke, Lenny, Jaden, and Dylan; 6 great grandchildren Dutch, Dulcinea, Duke, Jules, Maverick, and Teagan; and a sister Barbara (James) Fritschel of Pittsboro, NC.
He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter-in-law, Constance Wuest.
A special thanks to Iowa City Hospice, Oaknoll Short Stay Unit, UIHC Infusion Clinic, Dr. T. Carter, Dr. R. Dobyns and Dr. D. Macfarlane for the excellent care provided to not only Curt, but also his family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice, Oaknoll Foundation and Zion Lutheran Church. Curt was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome in 2007, Dementia in 2016 and Acute Myeloid Leukemia in July of 2018. Thoughts may be shared with the family at

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11:00 AM 11/9/2018 11:00:00 AM
Zion Lutheran Church - Iowa City

310 N. Johnson Street
Iowa City, IA 52245

There will be a luncheon following the service at Brown Deer Golf Course.

Zion Lutheran Church - Iowa City
310 N. Johnson Street Iowa City 52245 IA
United States

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Zion Lutheran Church

310 North Johnson Street
Iowa City, IA 52245

Iowa City Hospice

1025 Wade Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

Oaknoll Foundation

1 Oaknoll Court
Iowa City, IA 52246

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