Curtis L. Tate “Tater”

Curtis L. Tate “Tater”

Curtis L. Tate “Tater,” 61, passed away May 7, 2024, at his home in Bennington, Nebraska following a hard-fought battle with cancer.  He was the beloved husband of Stacey Tate.  Curt was born in Omaha.  He was the son of former St. Louis Cardinal shortstop Lee Tate and cherished mother Elaine (Finn) Tate.  Curt was a proud 1985 graduate of the University of Nebraska Lincoln (Go Huskers) where he earned a degree in construction management.  He was a distinguished All-American golfer.  Throughout his life, Curt amassed numerous trophies from golf tournaments he won across the United States.

Curt was a dedicated entrepreneur.  In 2004, he started TAS (Tate & Son) Construction.  One of his passions was bowling.  For over ten years, Curt was the captain of TAS Construction Bowling League where he earned many bowling accomplishments.  As an avid golfer, he won many tournaments and enjoyed countless afternoons out on the green.  He was a passionate fisherman, boater, and at-home chef.  He especially enjoyed creating new recipes to share with friends at “Tater’s Tavern.”  He will be remembered for his kind and generous heart and his witty sense of humor.

Curt was preceded in death by mother Elaine (Finn) Tate and brother-in-law Jeff Garvey.

He is survived by wife, Stacey Tate; father, Lee Tate; daughter, Ashlea Tate; son, C.J. Tate; stepdaughter, Alexandria Willett (Brent); sister, Sheila Garvey; niece, Tatum Garvey; nephew, Jeffrey Garvey; aunt, Mary Lou Finn; and many cousins.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 16, at West Center Chapel with the family receiving  guests from 5pm-7pm, and from 7pm-8pm there will be an opportunity to share memories of Tater with attendees. 

Celebration of Life service will be Friday, May 17, at 12:30 pm at West Center Chapel.

A Private Interment will follow the service at Resurrection Cemetery.

A reception will be held at The Players Club 12101 Deer Creek Dr. Omaha, NE 68142 from 2pm-5pm.

Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler, West Center Chapel, 7805 West Center Road, Omaha, Ne 68124. (402)-391-3900.


  • Lynn Johnson Posted May 11, 2024 4:54 pm

    RIP partner! You were one of the best

  • Mike VanVoltenberg Posted May 12, 2024 9:32 am

    Tater will be missed greatly. He and I golfed as member/member team for years and bowled in many tournaments. He will not be forgotten. Rest in peace son. ( He always called me daaaaad).

  • Regina Willette Anderson Posted May 12, 2024 11:30 am

    Stacey, we are so very saddened by the passing of Curt. I’ve known him since he was a sophomore in high school. We have spent many good times together over the years and we will cherish them forever. He fought a good battle and now may be rest in peace. Our prayers and love are with you and the entire family.

    The Anderson/Sillman families. (Kirby, Regina, Jordan, and Sydney) and (Taylor and Ryan)

  • Dave Snow Posted May 12, 2024 6:01 pm

    RIP Tater. A great guy with a great attitude. He always called me Snowy.

  • David Kudrna Posted May 13, 2024 4:50 pm

    Rest in peace my friend. I had some great years knowing you and sharing some of the best times of my life. Now you can play all the best courses in the world. Keep your head down and your spirits up. Until we meet again.

  • Gary F Friedenbach Posted May 16, 2024 2:24 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to Stacey and Sheila and other family members. He will be missed my many, many people as he crossed so many lives. I was fortunate to have shared so many events over the years with Tater. Especially all of the away football games we attended. May God bless him and his family.

  • Pelletier Katie Posted May 17, 2024 10:26 am

    Stacy Curt will be so dearly missed. You found the love of your life. Prayers to you. With love George and Katie Pelletier

  • Kim Hoskovec Posted May 17, 2024 5:52 pm

    Curt, you have touched so many lives mine included. It is really hard to believe you aren’t out there somewhere laughing with that infectious laugh and smile. You are truly unforgettable. You are loved by so many. We are all blessed to have known you . Look my dad up, I know he would love to play a round of golf or you can get a baseball team together. You are deeply missed. 🤍

  • Jeff Posted May 19, 2024 6:00 pm

    One of my first golf friends when we were 13 . Going to miss you . Always fun to be around and compete against .

  • Lisa Matthew Posted May 19, 2024 7:32 pm

    I am so sad to hear of Curt’s passing. He was an amazing person. So funny, ornery, competitive. He loved his family and friends well.
    Till we meet in heaven and get to play golf again with all our friends and loved ones. 🙏🏼⛳️

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