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Charles Richard “Dick” Currell

Apr 15, 2011

Charles Richard “Dick” Currell

ESTHERVILLE – Memorial services for Charles Richard “Dick” Currell, 82, of Estherville will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at United Methodist Church in Estherville with Pastor Lynn Elrod officiating. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Estherville.

He died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at the Hilltop Care Center in Spirit Lake.

Charles Richard “Dick” Currell, the son of Wayne and Margaret (McKerral) Currell, was born July 8, 1928, in Estherville.

He received his education in the Estherville schools, graduating from Estherville High School in 1945. Dick later attended the University of Iowa, graduating in 1949. While at the University he was proud to be a member of the Iowa Marching Band and also the University Orchestra. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

Dick has lived his entire life in Estherville. He was an employee, owner, director and officer at the Emmet County State Bank, retiring in 1988. Dick was also an owner and director of the First Bank and Trust in Spirit Lake for many years.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Estherville; American Legion; Masonic Lodge; University of Iowa Alumni Association and former Kiwanis member. He was an avid reader always enjoying a book of some kind. He loved to travel. All someone had to do was mention that they were planning a trip and wanted to know if he was interested. He would go to his closet and start packing. He also enjoyed many fishing trips to Canada and especially looked forward to the shore lunches. His numerous trips to the Black Hills, Arizona and Florida were also among his favorites.

Left to cherish Dick’s memory is his brother, Jim Currell, and his wife, Phyllis, of Spirit Lake; nephew, Greg Currell, of Estherville; sister-in-law, Gloria Currell, and her family, Bobby Currell; Debbie Ditsworth and her husband, Tom, and daughter, Courtney; Julie Smith and her husband, Jeff, and children, Haley and Riley; and Steve Currell and his wife, Jo, and son, Jackson, all of Spirit Lake.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Neil, Chatfield and Robert.

Refreshments will be served at the church following the services.

On-line condolences may be sent to www.henryolsonfuneral.com