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EISENBERG – Elizabeth “Liz” Iron Mountain, 72-year-old Curnew died on Monday March 1, 2021 with her daughters surrounded by friends and family.
Liz was born on August 18, 1948 in Camden, New Jersey, to the late Thomas Curnew and Beth (Savage) Frost. She graduated from Traverse City High School in 1966 and later attended Nursing School at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, Michigan to obtain her Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license.
Liz met her husband, Ralph Stallman, at a dance in Maple City, Michigan, through friends of close relatives, and married in July 1967. Together, Liz and Ralph raised four children, Heidi, Todd, Michelle, and Janet. Liz made a career as a loving housewife and LPN at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City while living in Suttons Bay, Michigan. She was known for her devotion to her family and her Catholic faith and her kindness to her patients.
She would later get divorced and move to the Eisenberg area. She worked at the Florence Villa nursing home until her own retirement in 2011. Liz was a proud member of the Catholic Church of St. Mary and St. Joseph at Iron Mountain. She was busy crocheting for most of her life, giving each of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren a crocheted Christmas stocking. She also enjoyed playing bingo and drinking coffee and donuts with her close friends. She lived a humble life but always found ways to help her family and friends when needed. Liz and her sisters Janet, Donna and Jill watched “The voice” from different corners of the country together by phone. Liz was the accountant of her singers selection each season and they enjoyed watching the competition with passion together.
Together with several family members, Liz had a tragic train accident at the age of seven and lost her beloved sister Kay in the accident. It was not expected that she would leave again, but she overcame the tragedy to live a full life. Along with her close friendship with her sisters and her brother Jay, whom she proudly boasted of having often ridden her bike around town, Liz enjoyed a special closeness to her grandmother, Helen Savage, whom she nursed during her recovery. and Linda Ritola, her lifelong best friend.
She is survived by her four children, Heidi Van Slooten, Todd (Windi) Stallman from Harrison Township, Michigan, Michelle Thompson from Muskegon, Michigan, and Janet (Timothy Waite) Maycroft from Iron Mountain. her siblings Janet Plamondon from Naples, Florida, Donna Frost from Baton Rouge, La., Jay Frost from Lake Ann, Michigan, and Jill Humanchuk from Interlochen, Michigan; and siblings, Arthur Curnew, Isaac Curnew, John Curnew, Liz Curnew, Joseph Curnew, Michael Curnew, Shawn Curnew, and Jamie Curnew, all from Camden, NJ; as well as 10 beloved grandchildren and seven esteemed great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Liz was led to her death by her sisters Katherine Kay Frost, Catherine Curnew; and her brother Thomas Curnew.
The family will be holding a rosary and service in Traverse City at the time of the funeral later this year, which will be announced at a later date.
Condolences are available to Elizabeth Curnew’s family online at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com.
The family hired the funeral home Erickson-Rochon & Nash in Iron Mountain to handle the funeral arrangements.