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KEWANEE – Donald E. “Don” Currier, 89, of Kewanee, died at 11:15 a.m., Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Kewanee Care Home.
Cremation will be accorded and graveside inurnment with military rites by the Kewanee Veterans Council will be held at a later date at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in rural Kewanee. Memorials may be directed to the Don Currier Memorial Fund in c/o Donna Scott for future care of Richard Currier at Winning Wheels. Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee is in charge of arrangements.
He was born January 25, 1929 in Kewanee, the son of Dick S. and Eva I. (Weaklim) Currier. He married Marilyn E. Lee on August 21, 1955 in Kewanee and she preceded him in death on June 9, 2002. Survivors include a son, Richard Currier of Prophetstown, two daughters, Cheryl Ince (Alan Sommers) of Prophetstown and Donna Scott (Terry Bilyeu) of Burlington, WI, a brother, Kenny (Louella) Currier of Yorkville, IL, five grandchildren, Josh Currier (Tabitha), Lawrence Ince (Jen), Kenna Ince Hillis (Andrew), Jacob Scott and Samantha Scott and three great grandchildren, Quinn Currier, Silas Currier and Zoe Mashuga Ince. He was also preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Dean (Katie), Robert (Betty) and George (Betty), two sisters, Lois (Donald) Greenhagen and Carol (Ron) Roser and his son-in-law, Ken Ince.
Don graduated from Kewanee High School in 1946 and attended University of Illinois. He started working for John Demmler in 1946 and then went to serve his country in the Navy. Upon completing his service years, he returned to work for Demmler Products. Over the years, Demmler operated under National Acme and then Shalco Systems. Don continued with those businesses until he purchased the business in 1981 which he operated until its closing in 2008. He was member of the First Baptist Church, the Kewanee American Legion, the Lions Club of Kewanee and the Chamber of Commerce for which he served a one-year term as president. He was also a member of the Wethersfield School Board for 20 years and served as its president for 15 of those years. He enjoyed gardening and raising gladiolas and had raised and sold over 10,000 bulbs.