Curtis G. Renville was born August 21, 1937 in Walhalla, ND to Joseph and Georgianna (Melhus) Renville. He was one of eleven children. He grew up and attended school in Walhalla. From 1955 to 1958 he served in the U.S. Navy as an air traffic controller. After his discharge he accepted a position as an Air Traffic controller with the FFA in San Francisco, CA, Minneapolis, MN, Las Vegas, NV, and San Jose, CA. After 30 years he retired to Placerville, CA and then to Walhalla, ND.
He is survived by his siblings: Jerry Renville, Roseville, CA, Jeanne Wood, Modesto, CA and Tim Renville, Las Vegas, NV.