James W. Currie, 67, of Peru. Died March 12, 2020 in OSF St Anthony’s Medical Center Rockford.
Services will be 10:30 AM Tuesday July 28, 2020 in Ptak Funeral Home.have been .Rev J A Small will officiate.
Burial will be in Peru City Cemetery .
Visitation will be Monday July 27, 2020 from 3-7 PM in the funeral home and also Tuesday morning from 9:30- 10:30 AM. Covid-19 precautions will be followed. Masks are required and capacity limits are in place.
James was born March 30,1952 in La Salle to Hugh and Ruth (Amsler) Currie. He was a 1970 graduate of La Salle-Peru Township High School. James was a truck driver for Dresbach Distributors, Moline Consumers, Coca-Cola and then retired from Double D Trucking. He also was an on-duty driver for the Peru Fire Department for many years.
James was a member of St Joseph Church, an Alderman in the city of Peru for 16 years, member and Past President of the Peru CSO and Peru Municipal Credit Union. He took great pleasure in putting up the Christmas decorations with the CSO for the City of Peru and setting up the beer gardens for the Peru 4th of July celebrations.
Jim is survived by his sister Eloise “Ellie” Currie of Winfield, IL and his brother Scott (Gretchen) Currie of Mark. 4 nephews Trevor (Jessica) Currie of Chicago, Samuel, Adam and Nicholas Currie of Mark.
James was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Janeen “Jann” Currie and a niece Eugena at birth.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Cops 4 Cancer P O Box 1461 LaSalle, IL 61301 or the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans 433 S. Carlton Ave. Wheaton, IL 60187.