The Free Press, Mankato, MN

April 2, 2013

Maynard "Mike" Eugene Current


— Maynard "Mike" Eugene Current, 69, of Greeley, died Saturday, March 23, 2013 at North Colorado Medical Center, Hospice unit.  Mike was born on October 5, 1943 in Bemidji, Minnesota to Marion Elmer "Pat" and Grace Agnes (Higginbotham) Current.  

 Mike was born and raised in Minnesota.  He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served four years. He served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga (CVA-14), which included 18 months in Viet Nam. After his discharge he returned to Minnesota.  He then lived in various areas in the western United States.  He was employed and retired from General Motors in Denver.

 On November 15, 1976, he married Janice "Jan" Daniels in Denver.  They later divorced.

 Mike was a life member of Harley Owners Group and was a member since 1987, a former member of Greeley Harley Owners Group, UAW Local 431, and a life member of Platteville Post No. 6011, VFW.

 He followed politics/politicians and was very vocal on his opinion.  He loved riding his Harley-Davidson and going on road trips, especially to Sturgis.  Above all was his love for his family and time spent with them.  He will be missed by all who knew him and will be remembered for his ability to embrace life to the fullest.

  Mike is survived by his former wife and dear friend, Janice Current; his daughter, Tanae Marsh (Tim) of Thornton; his son, Troy Gordon (Bambi) of Greeley; his mother, Grace Current of Mapleton, Minnesota; two sisters, Janice Soderholm (Mel) of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Pam Fuhrman (Ernie) of Winnebago, Minnesota; his brother, Steven Current (Margaret) of Mapleton; five grandchildren, Patrick and Phillip Gordon and Devin, Dejon and Danie Marsh; six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  He is also survived by his faithful dog, "Duke".

 He was preceded in death by his father.

 A Celebration of Life Gathering will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Platteville VFW, Post No. 6011 located at 6210 Grand Avenue, Platteville, CO.  Further services will be held at Faith Bible Church in Mapleton, Minnesota at a later date.  Inurnment will be at Woodland Hills Memorial Park, Mankato, Minnesota.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics c/o Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 West 28th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80634.

 Please visit www.stoddard sunset.com to sign online guestbook.