Beatrice “Bea” Ann (Wills) Currier, 80, of Spirit Lake, passed away on Friday, April 9, 2021, at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake.
Beatrice Ann Currier was born to Harold and Irene (Magee) Wills in Hartley, Iowa, at the family farm December 15, 1940. She graduated from Hartley High School in 1959. Soon after graduation she attended Stewarts Beauty School in Sioux City, Iowa. While working at Larsen’s Beauty Shop, in Spirit Lake, she met the love of her life on a blind date, Lee Currier. They wed in Minneapolis on July 28, 1962. From this union Ty and twins Troy and Tara were born. Lee and Bea were together for 59 years until Lee passed away from Covid-19 December 30, 2020.
Bea was the ultimate “busy bee”. She enjoyed every task while cherishing everyone she met. Bea took on the head of housekeeping at Village East / West, Berkley Fishing, Hy-Vee, accounting for Lee, fish cleaning, “night crawler” picking, planting flowers, and much more. Bea did it all.
Bea loved her Golden Retrievers, duck decoy collecting, and watching the Vikings and Hawkeye games with Lee. Every holiday, birthday, and anniversary was very special to Bea. She gave so much of herself to her family, friends, talents, and work without complaint.
Bea is survived by her children Ty (Karen) Currier of Spirit Lake, IA; Troy (Linda) Currier of Dennison, IA; and Tara (Gene) Hofer of Bridgewater, SD; grandchildren Nickolas, Carson, Tanner Hofer, and Jenna Currier; brother Harold (Marlene) Wills of Hartley, IA; brother-in-law Robert (Sylvia) Currier of Florida; sister-in-law Mardi Currier of Spencer, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Lee Currier, brother Larry (Barb) Wills, brother Robert Wills and in-laws Gilbert and Lois Currier.
Per her wishes, there will be a private family graveside service when a date has been decided upon in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Hartley, IA. Arrangements are under the direction of the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Online condolences may be left at www.spiritlakefuneralhome.com.
Memorials may be directed to support the SLPA (Spirit Lake Protective Association).