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Alvin Currens


Alvin E. “Al” Currens, 92, of Shelbyville, Ind., passed away on July 5, 2019. He was born on Sept. 30, 1926, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to the late Robert B. and Norine (Blake) Currens. He graduated from Withrow High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1944. He later received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Cincinnati.

Al served his country as a Pharmacist Mate in the United States Navy during WWII. He was also a member of the Zion Evangelical Church of Shelby County. Al was the Human Resources Manager for The Kroger Company in Castleton, Ind. for over 35 years, retiring in 1992.

Al married the love of his life, Tessa Kuhn, on June 29, 1974. He was a coach and an official in multiple sports, specifically women’s softball and volleyball.

Al is survived by his wife of 45 years, Tessa Currens; son, John Currens (Autumn); grandchildren, Allison, Nolan, and Alaina Currens; along with many nieces, nephews, and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, mentioned above; son, Timothy Currens; and brothers, Raymond and Donald Currens.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 12, 2019, at Zion Evangelical Church of Shelby County, 7025 E 100 N, Shelbyville, IN 46176, with a gathering starting at 11 a.m. Arrangements provided by Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services – Lawrence.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st Street #100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.