Donald E. Curran, 82, Lawrence: Sept. 9, 1932 – May 14, 2015

LAWRENCE – Donald E. Curran, 82, of rural Lawrence, died May 14, 2015, at his home. He was born in Delia, Kan., on Sept. 9, 1932, the son of Jennings and Beulah (Hurla) Curran.

Donald served in the U.S. Air Force. He retired in 1994 from the Lawrence Paper Company, where he had been a forklift operator.

He married Sharon Houk on June 4, 1960, at St. Peter’s Church in Big Springs. She survives. 

He is also survived by his children, Laura Warner, of Lawrence, Randy (Becky) Curran, Carbondale, Kan., Jeff (Joyce) Curran, Garden City, Kan., Christy Curran and Don Curran II, both of Lawrence; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; two brothers, John and Phillip Curran; three sisters, Rosemary Gosser, Elizabeth Beavers and Joyce Wilson.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Bob Curran, and two sisters, Mary Kent and Donna De Witt.

A memorial visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, and a Parish Rosary will be prayed at 6 p.m. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mater Dei Assumption Catholic Church. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the St. Peter’s Cemetery at Big Springs.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the American Diabetes Association or the Salvation Army and sent in care of Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW Sixth Ave., Topeka, KS 66603.

Online condolences and fond memories may be left at www.brennanmathenafh.com.


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