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Obituary for Raymond Leroy Currier

Raymond Currier, age 98, of the Eastern Star Masonic Home and formerly of rural Ogden, died February 21, 2017 at the Eastern Star Home.

Funeral services will be Monday, February 27, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., at the Community United Methodist Church in Ogden with Rev. Evelyn Lewiston and Pastor Gary Hoyt officiating. Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery in Ogden. Friends may call at the Church on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

Raymond Leroy Currier, was born in Chariton, Iowa on November 11, 1918, the son of Harold and Georgia (Pope) Currier. Raymond graduated from Indianola High School in Indianola in 1935 and in 1940, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy from Iowa State College Iowa State University.

Raymond met his future wife, Dixie Cooper, at a dance. They were married on September 14, 1941 in Ogden. Raymond farmed south of Ogden in Peoples Township. He was partial to Farmall Tractors. The couple enjoyed dancing, especially square dancing and ballroom dancing, camping, traveling, and for 30 years, spending the winters in southern Alabama.

Raymond was a member of Community United Methodist Church, the Ogden Masons, Rhoades Lodge #303 A.F. & A.M., and the ZA-GA-ZIG Shrine. He was very good with his hands and could fix most anything. Raymond enjoyed making pigs out of pecan shells.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Dixie, in 2014, son Dr. Robert Currier and a brother Richard.

Raymond is survived by his daughter, Connie Rudy of rural Ogden; three grandchildren, Shelley Hagenson and husband Scott of Lake Mills, Shannon Currier of Washington State, and Mike Van Pelt and wife Angie of Marion; seven great grandchildren.

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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Community United Methodist Church

337 SW 2nd Street
Ogden, Iowa 50212

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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Community United Methodist Church

337 SW 2nd Street
Ogden, Iowa 50212

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Glenwood Cemetery

618 219th Street
Ogden, Iowa 50212


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