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Timothy Curtis Currens

July 14, 1947 — October 1, 2023


Timothy Curtis Currens, age 76, passed away on October 1, 2023 at his home in Zionsville, Indiana. Tim was born on July 14, 1947 in Kokomo, Indiana; the youngest of Ross Raymond and Hilda Ann Currens' two sons.

Tim had a strong work ethic from a young age, keeping a morning paper route and achieving high grades throughout school. Tim was a talented athlete, playing basketball and golf at Anderson High School where he graduated in 1965. He went on to attend college at Indiana University where he graduated with a B.S. in Business in 1969 and was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity where he formed many of his lifelong friendships. Tim continued his education at I.U. Law School in Indianapolis, graduating with a degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) in 1972.

In 1974, he became partner at Harris & Currens law firm in Mooresville, Indiana where he represented the town of Mooresville from January 1980 until his retirement in 2018. Notably, Tim served as Chairman of the Morgan County Election Board, Chairman of Governance for Indianapolis International Airport Aerovision, board member for the Community Foundation of Morgan Co. and Attorney for the Morgan County Economic Development Corporation. He represented the town council, the board of zoning appeals, the redevelopment commission, the planning commission and the hospital authority. Beyond representing the town’s various boards, councils and commissions he specialized in municipal work, real estate, zoning, business, probate and will.

Tim loved competition and was involved with numerous organized sports teams throughout his adult life. He was on multiple softball teams, played tennis and was a member of the Indianapolis Athletic Club where he played basketball, racquetball and swam. Tim was a member of the Country Club of Indianapolis where, second to being with family, his time was most cherished playing golf. He thoroughly enjoyed being on the course whether it be with friends, family, paired with other members or alone to work on his game. He especially loved his time on the course with his lifelong friend Joe Perdue.

At the age of 37, while living in Indianapolis, Tim had twin sons, Ross and T.J. with his first spouse, Rachel (Endsley). He moved to Mooresville where he raised his sons and shared his passion for sports with them as they played baseball and basketball. He attended every one of their games and rarely missed a practice. Over the years, backyard basketball games were as competitive as they come, sometimes drawing a little blood to corral a rebound or loose ball.

On June 19, 1998, Tim married the love of his life, Paulette (Engel), welcoming her daughter, Audra and two sons, Drew and Jonathan into the family. Together, they made countless traditions, including a daily, post-dinner Starbucks run for lattes where they were on a first name basis with the entire staff, even receiving "customer of the month" honors.

Many summer holidays were spent at the family lake house on Lake Manitou in Rochester, Indiana cruising around the lake in the pontoon boat, water skiing and tubing behind the speed boat. Tim shared his love of the outdoors with his family, bringing them along on trips to Canada to go fishing and Colorado to ski in the winter.

Tim loved animals and the family pets were always first to greet him. He loved dogs especially but the family ferret did not take a backseat in his heart.

His love for his grandchildren was profound. From the moment his first grandchild entered the world in 2002, he made it a priority to spend as much time with them as possible. As with his children, he never missed a moment with his grandchildren, attending every special occasion, sporting event, concert, birthday and graduation.

In the Fall of 2006, Tim and Paulette moved to Zionsville, IN where they attended Trader's Point Christian Church. Tim made time for prayer every day. Many of their children and grandchildren live nearby. They have a beautiful Golden Doodle named Annie.

Tim always dressed sharply and had a knack for style. He especially loved shopping at Nordstrom where he was often the last one standing following a family browsing session. He loved to give to others and did his Christmas shopping year-round. He had a jacket for every type of weather and ensured every family member did as well. He loved seeing everyone open the oversized "stockings" that covered the living room floor on Christmas mornings.

Tim had a great memory and an uncanny ability to recall sports plays down to the second of what happened, in detail, even years later. He was a great story teller. His witty humor and timing drew people to speak with him at every occasion.

Sporting events were a foundation for bonding with friends and family over the years. Tim regularly attended Colts, Pacers, IU and Purdue games while also making the occasional road trip to surrounding MLB stadiums. The Indianapolis 500 was always a Memorial Day tradition which Tim attended with the same close friends for over 50 years.

Tim was a man of character and values and stood firm in them. He loved and prioritized his family above all. He was the truest friend who could always be depended upon.

His love for his wife was evident to all who knew him, even briefly, over the years. Through all of the wonderful times and the most challenging, they stood by each other's side and cared for one another deeply. Their marriage of over 25 years was a beautiful example of faith, generosity, kindness and compassion.

Tim believed that time is the most valuable asset that you can give to someone. Those fortunate to have shared time with Tim were truly blessed. He was admired and respected by all who knew him.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Paulette Currens; children, Ross (Kelly) Currens, Timothy (Jessica) Currens, Audra (Chris) Buckman, Drew (Hannah) Telfer, and Jonathan (Heather) Telfer, Breven Liebow; grandchildren, Ava and Camden Currens, Ben and Nolan Buckman, Kendall, Landon and Brynn Telfer, and Aedric and Lennox Telfer; and brother, Steve (Cheryl) Currens.

Visitation and funeral services will be held at Aaron Ruben Nelson Mortuary, 11411 North Michigan Rd. Zionsville, IN 46077 on Saturday, October 7th. Friends and family are welcome to visit from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. The service will begin at 2:00 PM and entombment will follow in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to The Virts Cholangiocarcinoma Research Fund at The IU Simon Cancer Center.

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