Aug. 31, 1949 Nelson Nuckolls County Nebraska, USA
Sep. 15, 1968 Republic County Kansas, USA
Philip Corman, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Corman of Oak, drowned Sunday, while swimming in Lovewell Lake, south of Superior.
Philip and six other companions, Dennis and Charlie Dillon, Jim Linn, Kathy Ahrens, Phyllis Clabaugh, all of Superior and Jerry Hesket of Burr Oak, Kans. had rented a Pontoon boat at the Lovewell Marina, and while out on the Lake some of the boys decided to take a little swim. When it was noticed that Philip needed help, it was impossible to start the motor on the boat to reach him quickly and Jim Linn swam to try to rescue him, but was unable to do so. The rescue squad from Superior was summoned immediatley and later Scuba divers arrived to join in the search, but the body was not recovered until about 10:30 Monday a.m. Weather conditions of heavy rain, thunder and lightning hampered the search in the early morning hours.
Funeral services are being held today, Thursday, in the Oak Community church, with Pastor W.H. Bauer officiating.
Klawitter Funeral home in charge of arrangements. Interment will be in the Nelson Cemetery.
Through the service of the Red Cross, and (sic) older brother, Steven (sic) Corman, who is stationed in Germany, was flown home to attend his brother's funeral.
The Nelson Gazette, Thursday, September 19, 1968 ============================
Philip Eugene Corman, son of Clayton and Daphne Corman of Oak, Nebraska, was born at Nelson, Nebraska, August 31, 1949, and departed this life on Sept. 15, 1968 at Lovewell Lake in Republic County, Kansas at the age of 19 years and 14 days.
He spent his childhood days in the Oak vicinity. He attended Nelson High Schol and was active in Sunday School and the Youth Group of the Oak Community Church during his teen years.
Survivors include his parents, two sisters, Kathleen and Barbara, and seven brothers, Douglas, Richard, Michael, Roger, James and Mark all at home and Stephen of the U.S. Army, serving in Germany.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, September 19 at the Oak Community Church, with Rev. Wayne Bauer officiating. The Klawitter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements with burial in the Nelson Cemetery.
The Nelson Gazette, Thursday, October 10, 1968; pg. 4