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Harold L. McCurdy

August 22nd, 1930 – October 19th, 2020

Harold L. McCurdy, 90, of Vermont, IL, passed away at 1:43 pm on Monday, October 19, 2020 at Culbertson Memorial Hospital Emergency Room in Rushville, IL. He was born on August 22, 1930 in Galesburg, IL, the son of Harold W. and Louise (Way) McCurdy. He married Helen Wheeler on September 2, 1951 in Vermont. She survives.

Also surviving are his son, David (and Kathy) McCurdy of Vermont, daughter, Barbara (and Danny) Kendrick of Vermont, daughter-in-law, Rose McCurdy of Vermont, 8 grandchildren, Heather Moehn, Aaron (and Sarah) McCurdy, Dylan (and Kayla) McCurdy, Skylar McCurdy, Chris (and Jennifer) Kendrick, Josh (and Ashley Davis) Kendrick, Gabe (and Deanna) Kendrick, and Travis (and Niky Friday) McCurdy, 16 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson.

He is preceded by his parents, son, Dale McCurdy, and 1 great-grandson, Knox Davis Kendrick.

Harold began working for the Unites States Postal Service on the mail trains in the late 60’s and retired as Postmaster at the Astoria Post Office in April of 1994. He also enjoyed officiating football games for schools in the area until he was in his 60’s. After retiring, Harold enjoyed mowing the Vermont Cemetery for several years.

He served in the United States Navy from 1949 to 1950.

Harold was a member of the Vermont American Legion and a life long member of the Vermont Masonic Lodge. He was also a Scout Master for the local Boy Scout troop for 20 plus years. He enjoyed hunting duck and quail, scuba diving, and spending time at the legion in town.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 31st in the Vermont Cemetery. Reverend Bob Greene will officiate. Masonic services will be held by the Vermont Masonic Lodge and full military rites will be provided by the Vermont American Legion. Memorials may be made to the Vermont Rescue Squad. There is no visitation.

Condolences


October 22nd, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss. I thought a lot about your parents. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Judy Wilson

October 22nd, 2020

The Fort Madison DuPont family is so sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

October 22nd, 2020

Our prayers are with the McCurdy family. David & Barb, you had a great dad.

October 22nd, 2020

I have great memories of his kindness and what a great job he did of taking care of the cemetery. RIP Cathy O'Hern Crain

October 22nd, 2020

Our condolences,thoughts,and prayers.He was a wonderful gentleman.

October 22nd, 2020

Such a sweet, sweet man. Our sincere condolences to the family. Carl and Linda Kingery

October 22nd, 2020

We have so many good memories of Mac and Helen. It is with great sorrow that he has left this earth, but we know he is in a better place now. Our hearts, prayers, and love go to the entire family. John & Sandy Bybee

October 22nd, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Will miss him at the store. He was always so sweet to wait on. Donna Tournear

October 22nd, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Worked with him on the cemetery books and he did a wonderful job. Tana Crossman

October 22nd, 2020

Sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of your family and prayers for Helen. Kathy aCox

October 22nd, 2020

Prayers for all the McCurdy family. Lynn Bubb

October 22nd, 2020

So sorry for your loss.Lots of good memories. Prayers

October 22nd, 2020

So sorry for your loss, thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Eric and Laurie Martin

October 23rd, 2020

Barb & Danny so sorry for your loss you all are in our thoughts & prayers.

October 23rd, 2020

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for all the family.. Brenda Little & Bill Morey

October 23rd, 2020

Sorry for your loss.

October 23rd, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Prayers. Alan and Georgiana Clemens

October 23rd, 2020

Sorry for your loss Sending prayers. Randy and Brenda Vaughn

October 23rd, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your sweet family. Stephanie Ewing

October 23rd, 2020

Barb and David the memories are huge from our church family and legion connection growing up with our 4 parents being friends. We always enjoyed running into Mac and having a visit. We are praying for you and your Mom and family. πŸ™Rick and Kathy Heller family

October 23rd, 2020

Sorry for your loss. Troy and Jenni Hopping

October 23rd, 2020

So sorry for your loss
Nice pleasant friendly man
Thinking of you all
Gary & Bev Taylor

October 23rd, 2020

Mike and I are sorry for your loss of Harold! Our thoughts and prayers to Helen and All of his Family! πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ» Mike & Peg Davis

October 23rd, 2020

Gordon and I are very sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. This family and Vermont have lost a wonderful and kind man. All those boys in Scouts sure had a great example in him. Gordon and Cindy Tingley

October 23rd, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed seeing Harold & Helen together around town. Thoughts and prayers for all your family and especially for Helen. Gary & Cheryl (Cox) Matteson

October 23rd, 2020

So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with Mac and Helen . My sincere condolences to all his family and friends. Linda (Bean) Windsor

October 23rd, 2020

So sorry for your loss, Denise Spiller( Albert and Lois Spiller), daughter.

October 24th, 2020

May God be with this family.

October 24th, 2020

Sorry to hear of his passing. A good friend at the good old VIT school

October 25th, 2020

I was so sorry to hear of Harold's passing. I remember all those great times while he was our Scoutmaster. My deepest condolences to the entire family. Jay Waters

November 1st, 2020

So sorry to hear to of Mac's passing. Thoughts and prayers to you Helen, David and Barb and your families. Your husband and father was such a dear and special friend to Rod. Condolences, Sara Boynton and daughters Suzanne, Shelly and Carrie

November 7th, 2020

Sorry for your loss. my husband worked with Mr. McCurdy at the Canton Post office. Friendly gentleman. Mrs. James May