Obituary – Richard Currier

Richard Irvin Currier

September 27, 1945 – January 11, 2019

Richard Irvin Currier, 73, passed away on Jan. 11, 2019, at McKee Medical Center in Loveland.

Richard Currier

Richard was born on Sept. 27, 1945, in Friend, Neb., to Ralph and Sarah (Brown) Currier. He graduated from Seward High School in 1963 and attended Nebraska Wesleyan University.  Richard then went to work for the Burlington Northern Railroad in Lincoln, Neb.

In June of 1969 he enlisted in the United States Navy, serving with the Seabees and as a Navy recruiter until 1979.

On Sept. 4, 1999, he married Bonnie Eskew Harsh in Eaton, Colo.

Richard worked in the family construction business, the oil fields and oil refinery around Newcastle Wyo., after leaving the Navy. He also worked with Sears and Lowes in Washington and Colorado until his retirement in 2013.

In 2014 Richard and Bonnie moved to Berthoud from Colorado Springs.

In his free time Richard enjoyed rebuilding bicycles; buying used bikes, tuning them up and giving them away. He was an avid cyclist, biking over 2000 miles a year for several years. He had a great sense of humor and was a huge Big Red fan.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Sarah (Sally) Currier and brother-in law Lonnie Penney.

He is survived by his wife Bonnie; his brother William (Mary) Currier of Illinois; his sister Mary (Dennis) Reyelts of Berthoud; his children Barbara (Joe) LaMere of Washington, Sandy (Paul) Arsenault of Michigan, James Scott of Belize, Janet Pierce of Wyoming, Michelle (Steve) Peterson of Oregon, Shelley (Geoff) Hills of Colorado, Shane (Pam) Harsh of Hawaii and Shad (Becky) Harsh of Colorado; 21 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, one great great-grandchild, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel in Longmont, Colo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warriors or a charity of your choice. Visit to share condolences.

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