August 22, 1935 - March 17, 2022
Corbin, Dean E. Age 86, of Columbia Heights, passed away peacefully March 17, 2022. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Verna, his parents Ernest and Margaret, Great Granddaughter, Emma Nixon, Brother: Donald, Sister-in-laws: Shirley Corbin, Ina Corbin, Naomi Onsgard, Brother-in-laws Dale Onsgard and LuVerne Schroeder and special friend, Keith DesJardin. He was born in Dairyland, WI and moved to Superior, WI, graduating from Superior Central High School class of 1953. At the age of 18, he moved to Minneapolis to work at Augsburg Publishing House. It was there he met the love of his life, Verna (Schroeder) and they married in September 1957. Dad worked there for 40 + years. He devoted many years as Custodian at St Timothy's Lutheran Church, Columbia Heights retiring at the age of 81. He could do anything. He was a tree trimmer, gardener, carpenter, auto-mechanic, plumber, master at repairing anything with the tools and parts he collected. He had just about any part, tool, nut or bolt you could imagine to accomplish anything. Dean's greatest joy was his family; we all benefited from the love he showed us. He was kind, hardworking, devoted and loved to jump in to have a little fun with a gleam in his eye. He was an avid bowler, softball player, loved the Twins, Vikings, and any team his grandchildren played on. He and Grandma never missed a sporting event, play, recital, graduation, or a chance to share a piece of apple crisp, snickerdoodle, or molasses cookie with them. Sneaking a 'sweet' was a given with GPA. His whisker rub hugs & kisses and strong handshakes will be forever missed and remembered in our hearts. He showed each of us what it truly meant to "love in sickness and health" by taking care of mom for nearly 20 years. Their world changed instantly when she got sick, but their love did not. Dean was an extraordinarily proud father and grandfather, but what he wanted was to provide for his wife and family and he accomplished this with his powerful presence and love of family and friends. Survived by daughters, Darla Norgaard, Denise (John) Gordon;Sons, Dan (Annette) and Darryl (Jill Rogholt); Grandchildren(8), Angie (Josh) Nixon, Christopher, Nikki (Alex) Frost, Mike (Melanie), Jeremy (Heidi), Jessica (Josh) McDonough, Justin (Kristina), Alexandra (Jonathan) Guzman; Great Grandchildren(17), Kallen, Zari, Kyra, Kollins, Nyla, Baby Nixon, Trusen, Ray, Sawyer, Jaxson, Max, Mason, Hayden, Taven, Anthony, Melani, Viktoria. Great-Great Grandchild (1), Ava. Brother, Dennis (Sally); Sisters, Dianne (Dick) Lanhart, Darlene (Jack) Rabedeaux, Brother-in law, Verdell (Doris) Schroeder, Sisters-in-law, Yvonne (Tom) Roth, Carol (Dave) Alstad, many nieces and nephews, former son-in-law, Jay Norgaard. Special Thanks to his caregivers and hospice nurse at White Pine Assisted Living in Fridley. 0222200 Funeral Service Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Washburn-McReavy, Columbia Heights at 11am. Visitation one hour prior to service, Luncheon to follow. Interment at Sunset Memorial Cemetery at 2pm.
Corbin, Dean E. Age 86, of Columbia Heights, passed away peacefully March 17, 2022. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Verna, his parents Ernest and Margaret, Great Granddaughter, Emma Nixon, Brother: Donald, Sister-in-laws: Shirley Corbin,... View Obituary & Service Information
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