Donald E. Current, 86, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and formerly of Maquoketa, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
A celebration of his life will be held at 12 P.M., Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. A memorial visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 10:30 A.M. at the funeral home. Cremation rites have been accorded and burial will be at a later date at Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa.
Donald Eugene Current was born on July 9, 1933 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to James Sr. and Daisy (Wray) Current. He was a 1951 graduate of Maquoketa High School and served his country in the U.S. Army receiving an honorable discharge. He married Evelyn Dorrean Bickford on April 17, 1955 in Maquoketa, Iowa.
Prior to serving his country, Don worked as a draftsman at Clinton Engines in Maquoketa. Upon returning home from the service to his country, he worked for Nissen Company as a draftsman from 1959 to 1963, and then Cherry-Burrell as a draftsman from 1963 until retiring in 1999.
Don loved his family and friends. His greatest passions were fishing, woodworking, traveling, and National Geographic. He was an active member of the Trinity-St. James United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Evelyn Current of Cedar Rapids, IA; children, Debra Holl of Phoenix, AZ, Doug and his wife Chris Current of Melbourne, FL, and Greg and his wife Jennifer Jones-Current of Eureka, CA; 4 grandchildren, Megan and Emily Holl, and Corrina and Annika Jones-Current; brothers, James Current Jr. of Maquoketa, IA, and Richard (Shirley) Current of Maquoketa, IA; and a sister, Donna May Said of Maquoketa, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Mark, brothers Robert and George Current, and a sister Beverly Durkop.
In lieu of other expressions, a Donald E. Current memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
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Doug and the Current Family,
Please accept my prayers for your Dad and your Family during this time of sorrow and sadness. Your Dad was a Good Man and you will be with him again someday.
Doug, it was great to see you and listen to Mc & J just like old times at Parlor City.
I am truly sorry for you loss. I know he will be missed as a husband, father, grandfather, friend. I am thankful to have known Don growing up as a neighbor and my friend, Deb's, dad. I will remember him as a quiet family man working in the yard and around the house. May he rest in peace. Sincerely, Jill Schaefer Cross
As a child it was always fun to spend Christmas in Cedar Rapids with Uncle Doe and Aunt Evie and my cousins, it seemed like we drove forever to get there but was always so much fun, thank you for the memories! Love to you all and strength for Aunt Evelyn, hugs and kisses, Brenda Current Lundin
I remember staying at Evie and Doe’s as a young girl with Mary. Two special people when I was growing up. Thanks for great memories Doe. Rest In Peace.
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