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Steven McCurdy

Clarinda, Iowa

May 23, 1959 - June 6, 2024

Steven McCurdy Obituary

Steve was born in Clarinda, Iowa on May 23, 1959, to Gayland and Dorothy (Mathisen) McCurdy. He was raised in Clarinda, graduating from Clarinda High School in the 1977 class. Throughout his youth, Steve was passionate about many outdoor activities. He was in Scouts and enjoyed participating in the Audio­ Visual Club in High School. After high school, he attended classes at Iowa Western for a year, then worked several years at Easter's store in Clarinda. In the early 1980s, he ended up taking a job as a prison guard at the Clarinda Correctional Facility, where he retired due to health reasons in 2017.


Throughout his adult life, Steve had a passionate interest in fishing, gardening, reading western books, and searching for “finds” at garage sales with his friend Amy. He was also an avid bicyclist until his health prevented his further participation, and recently was learning about beekeeping from his friend Trent. He was overwhelmingly generous and was known to provide garden produce to friends and neighbors.


Steve never married nor did he have children. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gayland and Dorothy. He is survived by his brother David and sister-in-law Gail, step-niece Kara Cohagen and step­ nephew Roland Cohagen. He also will be missed by his aunt, Carol Little, along with numerous cousins and friends.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Steven McCurdy hosted by Walker-Merrick-Billings & Wolfe-Billings Funeral Chapels.

Steve was born in Clarinda, Iowa on May 23, 1959, to Gayland and Dorothy (Mathisen) McCurdy. He was raised in Clarinda, graduating from Clarinda High School in the 1977 class. Throughout his youth, Steve was passionate about many outdoor activities. He was in Scouts and enjoyed participating in the Audio­ Visual Club in High School. After high school, he attended classes at Iowa Western for a year, then worked several years at Easter's store in Clarinda. In the early 1980s, he ended up taking a job as a prison guard at the Clarinda Correctional Facility, where he retired due to health reasons in 2017.


Throughout his adult life, Steve had a passionate interest in fishing, gardening, reading western books, and searching for “finds” at garage sales with his friend Amy. He was also an avid bicyclist until his health prevented his further participation, and recently was learning about beekeeping from his friend Trent. He was overwhelmingly generous and was known to provide garden produce to friends and neighbors.


Steve never married nor did he have children. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gayland and Dorothy. He is survived by his brother David and sister-in-law Gail, step-niece Kara Cohagen and step­ nephew Roland Cohagen. He also will be missed by his aunt, Carol Little, along with numerous cousins and friends.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Steven McCurdy hosted by Walker-Merrick-Billings & Wolfe-Billings Funeral Chapels.

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