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Gilbert "Wayne" Currier
May 16, 1930 ~ November 7, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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GENESEO – Gilbert “Wayne” Currier, 93, of Geneseo, formerly of Kewanee and Dubuque and Maquoketa, IA, died at 2:36 p.m., Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at Woodridge Supportive Living in Geneseo.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 14 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee with Pastor Jason Garcia officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in rural Kewanee where military rites will be accorded by the Kewanee Veterans Council. Memorials may be directed to the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities.
He was born May 16, 1930 in Kewanee, the son of Earl and Velma (Imes) Currier. He married Eleanor Mae Logsdon on January 4, 1953 in Kewanee and she preceded him in death on August 10, 1993. He later married Doris E. Beyer on September 5, 1998 and she preceded him in death on October 1, 2022. Survivors include his step-children; David (Julia) Beyer of Appleton, WI, Jeanne Conley (J.C.) of Sherrill, IA, Susan Beyer of Deerfield, IL, Jill Beyer of Maui, HI and Katherine Kinmonth (Kary) of Cedar Rapids, IA, his sisters; Sharon Stage of Geneseo and Crystal Peed and Marvella Husar, both of Kewanee, two sister in laws, Joan and Bev Currier, and several step grandchildren and step-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Grady, Francis “Nick” and Phil and four sisters; Delores “Dee”, Beverly “Bev”, Linda and Roberta.
Wayne graduated from Kewanee High School in 1948 and served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He had worked for the Army Corps of Engineer's Mississippi River system as a Lockmaster at Lock Dam #11 in Dubuque, IA. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Kewanee and enjoyed fishing, boating, traveling, bowling and watching sports. He especially enjoyed being with his family and was extremely proud of being able to go to Washington D.C. on the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities in August of 2016.