|Birth: ||Dec. 7, 1915|
|Death: ||Oct. 4, 1969|
A prominent Nuckolls County farmer died of asphyxiation in a large steel grain bin at his farm home four miles north of Oak Saturday afternoon.
Loyal B. Corman, 53, had gone into the bin for some purpose and was probably overcome by fumes, from the old corn or may been (sic) suffocated in the corn which he had been taking out by auger from the bottom of the bin.
Members of the Davenport Fire Unit and the Davenport resue squad were called to the scene, but had difficulty removing the man's body from the bin, and had to cut through the wall to do so. It was almost entirely covered by corn. The body was taken to Lincoln where an autopsy was performed, the results of which have not been disclosed.
Mr. Corman was born on a farm, within a mile of the place of his death. He was a graduate of the University of Nebraska, where he specialized in animal husbandry. He was well known in farming circles over the county and was a past president of the Nuckolls County Livestock Fedders Assn. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church of Davenport, of the Elks Lodge of Superior, and the Davenport Lions Club.
Surviving are his wife, the former Roza Barabas; son Dexter and daughter, Patrice of Davenport; brothers, Irvin of Gering, Orris of Bridgeport and Vernon of Davenport; sister, Mrs. Wilma Jones of Nelson and his mother, Mrs. Christine Corman of Davenport.
The funeral service was held at Christ Lutheran Church of Davenport Wednesday forenoon, with the Rev. Andria Grinbergs officiating. The Urbauer Funeral Home was in charge, and interment was in the Davenport Cemetery.
The Superior Express, Thursday, October 9, 1969; pg. 1A
Loyal Bower Corman, better known to his friends as L.B. eldest son of Claude C. and Christena Corman, was born Dec. 7, 1915. He departed his life as a result of an accident at his farm on Oct. 4, 1969.
He was baptized and was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church of Davenport. He was married to Roza Barabas of Knoxville, Tenn. on April 27, 1940. Two children came to bless this home; Dexter and Patrice.
He graduated from Davenport High School and the University of Nebraska. Associated with the University of Tennessee; he was Assistant Professor in Animal Husbandry. He then became associated with Archer Daniel Midland Corporation of Minneapolis, Minn. for ten years. He spent the remainder of his life on the farm near Davenport.
He was a member of the Elks and Lions Clubs, and was engaged in many local and civic activities.
As a loving husband and father Loyal will be greatly missed in the family home. He was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include: his wife, Roza; one son, Dexter: daughter, Patrice: and daughter in law, Marilyn; mother, Mrs. Christena Corman; three brothers: Irvin of Gering; Orris of Bridgeport, Vernon of Davenport; one sister Mrs. Boyd Jones of Edgar; and many other relatives.
The Nelson Gazette, Thursday, October 16, 1969
Claude Covert Corman (1891 - 1961)
Christena Isabel Bauer Corman (1893 - 1984)
Roza B Barabas Corman (1911 - 1993)
Loyal Bower Corman (1915 - 1969)
Irvin C. Corman (1917 - 1993)*
Orris Valdine Corman (1919 - 2002)*
Wilma Delorise Corman Jones (1922 - 1995)*
Plot: Block 8, Lot 77, Grave 3
Maintained by: Peggy Bargen Duey
Originally Created by: Marilyn Sanner Keim
Record added: May 06, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26639837