Curtis Hiatt

Curtis Hiatt, 68, of Earlham died peacefully on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. 

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 the Peru Cemetery. Live streaming of the service will be available at on Curt’s tribute wall. Memorial contributions may be made to the Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines.

Curt was born on Dec. 8, 1951, to Morris and Marcella Hiatt in Winterset. He graduated from Winterset High School in 1970. Curt loved working on machines which he learned while helping his father at Hiatt Repair Shop. After high school, Curt worked as a mechanic at Hircock Lawn Mower Repair in Winterset. From there he moved on to work at Ford Tractor in Des Moines, Bobst Implement in Earlham, Riverside Equipment in Adel, and lastly Greenfield Implement, now Titan Machinery in Greenfield. He retired in 2016. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Robert and Chuck Hiatt.  

He is survived by his wife, Chris Hiatt of Earlham; children, Cory (Suzann) Hiatt of Guthrie Center and Marie Anne Backlund of Bethpage, Tenn., and their mother, Ardith Keplinger of Mt. Ayr; sisters, Esther Cook of Aurora, Ill., and Ruth Ann (Steve) Kiddoo of Winterset; brother, Terry Hiatt of Dent, Minn.; six grandkids, Dylan, Devin, Savannah, Josh, Alex and Kolby; one great-grandson; and many other family members and friends. 

Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home, Winterset Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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