KEWANEE – Philip E. “Phil” Currier, 91, of Kewanee, died at 11:53 a.m., Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at the Hillcrest Home in rural Geneseo.
Cremation will be accorded and a memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, April 19 at Calvary Baptist Church in Kewanee with Pastor Jason Garcia officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the church. Inurnment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in rural Kewanee where military rites will be accorded by the Kewanee Veterans Council. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Calvary Baptist Church or to the Veterans Administration. Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee is in charge of arrangements.
He was born April 20, 1929 in Kewanee, the son of Earl and Velma (Imes) Currier. He married Hazel Mae Nance on January 20, 1951 in Kewanee and she preceded him in death on February 9, 1994. Survivors include two sons, Mark (Cathy) Currier of Dawsonville, GA and Paul (Amy) Currier of Victoria, his daughter, Gayle Byrd of Covington, GA, a brother, Wayne Currier of Maquoketa, IA, four sisters; Roberta Tiemann of Cambridge, Sharon Stage of Geneseo and Crystal Peed and Marvella Husar, both of Kewanee, seven grandchildren; John, Jacquie, Zachary, Logan, Dalton, Courtney and Maxwell and nine great grandchildren; Gabriel, James, Emory, Abigail, Lola Grace, Aiden, Laila, Lillie and Elijah. He was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Grady and Francis, three sisters; Delores, Beverly and Linda, son-in-law, Garland Byrd and two grandchildren, Nicholas and Joseph.
Phil graduated from Kewanee High School in 1947 and served his country in the U.S. Army from 1951-53 during the Korean War. He worked as meatcutter for Kroger and Samara’s Grocery Stores. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan. Phil enjoyed going on fishing trips to Minnesota and playing cards with his family.
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