In memory of

James Currie

January 4, 1952 - March 6, 2019
From: Sac City, IA
James Currie

James Currie

Born: January 4, 1952
Died: March 6, 2019
Age: 67
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   James Malcolm Currie, age 67, died on March 6, 2019 at home in Sac City, due to a pulmonary embolism. Jim was born on January 4, 1952 in Sioux City, Iowa and was soon after adopted by his parents, Robert Austin Currie and Mignon Sharp Currie. The Currie family has been an integral part of the history of Sac County for 145 years. Jim’s great grandfather, John Currie, came to the U.S. from Scotland and settled in Clinton Township in 1874, preceded by only two other settlers in Clinton Township, and Jim’s great-great grandfather and great-great grandmother, Duncan and Mary Currie, joined John soon after. Jim’s grandfather, Malcolm Currie, was the first European American child born in Clinton Township and became a long-serving attorney in Sac County and was elected to the office of County Sheriff and, subsequently, as County Attorney, and Jim’s father, Robert, also served as an attorney in Sac City for his entire career.

   Jim completed an Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree in Industrial Electronics Technology at Iowa Central Community College. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He had an active locksmith business in Sac City since 1971 and had also worked as an electrical technician at EVAPCO in Lake View, retiring in February 2019. In addition, he served for many years in the Iowa Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, rising to the rank of Major and serving as Assistant Director of Emergency Services and Commander of the Northwest Iowa Squadron, while also participating in the implementation of the 9-1-1 emergency system in Sac County and serving on the Sac City Municipal Airport Commission.

   Jim was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, Malcolm and Clara Currie of Sac City and William and Zora Sharp of Des Moines, and a number of aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is survived by an uncle, Robert (Helen) Sharp of Johnston, Iowa and many cousins and good friends, and he will be missed.


Memorial Service:
3:30 p.m., Friday
March 29, 2019
First Presbyterian Church
Sac City, Iowa
Reverend Missy Brown
Oakland Cametery
Sac City, Iowa


Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 3:14 PM
“I have had the pleasure of knowing Jim through the CAP. There are few individuals who embodied the volunteer spirit like Jim. I will miss him and his support.”
- Jason Erickson
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 2:19 PM
“I worked with Jim at Sara Lee and he was in the wastewater department. I was in maintenance and considered Jim a close friend. We had some in depth discussions on those long nights. Rest easy Jim.”
- Robert Iversen
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 3:30 PM
“Thoughts and Prayers are with all of you !!!!!! Jim was was great classmate and friend...”
- Terry L Townsend Berry
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 3:30 PM
“The last few times I spoke with Jim he was excited about his retirement & getting a different house 2 live in he did like the locksmith business that he had & being in the civil air Patrol Jim was a good friend 2 all that knew him Rest In Peace Jim Rest In Peace ”
- Charlie “tuna” Schnirring
Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 10:53 AM
“Jim will be missed. He was so excited the last few times I talked to him, about his retirement, and new opportunities in front of him. He had an easy smile and sense of humor whenever I talked with him. He was loyal to the things/projects that he was involved in. May the memories of Jim bring you comfort during this time. ”
- Dale Wegner
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 6:30 PM
“My condolences to Jim’s family & friends. Graduated with Jim and last saw him at our 35th class reunion. May he Rest In Peace. God Bless.”
- Janet Koster Amos
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