In Memory of Curt Sahl

Curt Sahl
Curt Sahl
Born: March 2, 1959
Died: July 21, 2021
Age: 62
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Curt Sahl
March 2, 1959 - July 21, 2021
From: Ida Grove, IA

Curt Sahl, age 62, of Ida Grove, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., with a visitation prior from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., on Monday, July 26, 2021, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa.  Rev. Richard A. Salcido will officiate. 

The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at

Curt Sahl, the son of Elmer and Ruby (Christiansen) Sahl, was born on March 2, 1959, in Ida Grove, Iowa. Curt was a life time resident of Ida Grove where he attended and graduated from Ida Grove High School with the class of 1977.

After high school, Curt began his construction career with Sheer Construction. He met the love of his life Kim Bauer and the couple were united in marriage on May 7, 1982, in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. The couple made their home in Ida Grove and were blessed with two children Sarah and C. J.

In 1986, Curt began his career with Godbersen Smith Construction and remained with the company for over 35 years until present. Curt had a passion for wildlife and conservation. He was a member of Pheasants Forever, The National Wild Turkey Federation and White Tails Unlimited. He enjoyed fishing excursions to Canada, North and South Dakota, and the Lake of the Woods in Minnesota.  He also enjoyed hunting, spending time with family and friends, playing cards, board games, reading, watching NASCAR, and was an avid Iowa sports fan. Curt was a devoted husband, father, brother, and a loyal friend to many.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 39 years, Kim Sahl of Ida Grove, IA; children Sarah Sahl of Ankeny, IA and C. J. Sahl of Ida Grove, IA; siblings Vicki (Darrell) Madsen of Columbia, MO, Kristine (Michael) Drouilhet of Carlsbad, CA, Alan (Jami) Sahl of Tualatin, OR; and Brian (Lesa) Sahl of Arthur, IA; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Curt was preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Ruby Sahl.


11:00 a.m., Monday
July 26, 2021
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Rev. Richard A. Salcido


Rick Thompson
Chad Sharkey
Ryan Michaelsen
Kim Triggs
Mark Freier
Nathan Arbegast


9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Monday, July 26, 2021
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


"For All The Saints"
"The Lord's My Shepherd, I'll Not Want"
"Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)"
"I'm But A Stranger Here"


Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 2:23 PM
“Kim, CJ and Sarah,
So sorry for your loss. Iv knowen Little Curt sence we were kids. He will be missed by so many. What great man.
Prayers for all.
- Betty (Mildenstein) Dahl
Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 10:07 AM
“Kim, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you.”
- Joni (Weber) Lillig
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 3:59 PM
“So sorry for your loss. Curt was a great guy. Loved and respected by many people. Hugs to your family. ”
- Toni Stevens
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 3:59 PM
“He was very good man and a great boss! Left us to soon so sorry to hear this ”
- Daryl D Johnson
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 3:59 PM
“Hi Kim, sorry for your loss I just saw that Curt had passed. Hope your doing okay.”
- Craig Wittmaack
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 3:59 PM
“I was so sorry to see this. Curt was my very first construction mentor and fondly remeber him calling me Knot Head and Hollywood. there was even the time we drove straight through a tornado driving back home after working outta town. Back in December when i was back i went the office and spent some time hanging out . great memories with a great guy. Journey Well ”
- Dave Schuett
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 3:59 PM
“You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. The Iwen Families wanted to let you know we are sorry that none of us were able to attend services, but we have sent a card to Kim.”
- Shawna L (Iwen) Anderson
Monday, July 26, 2021 at 7:53 AM
“My heart goes out to Curt's family as I pray for comfort for them from our Lord Jesus, who is the Comforter. We cling to the promise of the resurrection and the joyous day you are reunited.”
- Darlene Garrison
Monday, July 26, 2021 at 7:52 AM
“Prayers and sympathy ”
- Mark and Valerie Iwen Johnson
Monday, July 26, 2021 at 7:52 AM
“Wonderful man to know. I took care of Curt at CREIGHTON cardiology for years in Onawa. It was to talk to him and BS. He will be greatly missed and heaven gained an awesome angel. RIP Curt. Sending prayers and condolences ”
- Shelly Sturgill
Friday, July 23, 2021 at 9:51 AM
“Sympathies to your family. My heart breaks for you Kim, Sarah and C.J. Curt was a great man. He will be missed by many.”
- Theresa Sheer
Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 3:08 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Sahl family during this time of tremendous loss. Although we never personally met Curt we felt like we knew him because our son Tim, who worked for Curt, spoke of him often and loved him like family. ”
- Jerry and Beth Ewers
Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 3:08 PM
“Sadden to hear of Curts passing. Sending thoughts and prayers to the Sahl family.
From all of us at Construction Materials, Inc.”
- Dick Galligan
Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 1:08 PM
“Very sorry to hear about Curt. My prayers and thoughts go out to all of you.”
- Cheryl Klein
Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 1:08 PM
“Very nice man will miss the BS sessions we had at sportsman's ”
- Randy Forinash
Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 11:27 AM
“Kim, CJ, and Sarah. You are in my thoughts today and I hope that you hold tight to the great memories of Curt. God bless you and your family. ”
- Teresa Jensen
Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 11:27 AM
“So sorry for your loss !”
- Diane Fleenor
Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 11:27 AM
“You all are in my prayers. Your hearts are aching. Find peace knowing Curt is in a wonderful place and God has made him well. Love to all, Shannon ”
- Shannon J Daniel
Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 11:27 AM
“I’m so sorry for your loss. The world will be a little dimmer without Curt in it. Thoughts and prayers for you all ❤️”
- Toni Sonner
Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 11:27 AM
“So very sorry for your loss! Prayers for strength for Kim and family during this most difficult time! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻”
- Chris Kallas
Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 11:27 AM
“My condolences for this great man he is now at peace r.i.p ”
- Nelson Galdamez
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