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Vernon Lee "Vern" Corman, Jr
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Birth: Jun. 24, 1950
Thayer County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Apr. 14, 1998
Nuckolls County
Nebraska, USA

Vernon Lee Corman Jr., 47, of
rural Edgar lost his life Tuesday,
Apr. 14, just before 9:00 p.m.,
when he was pulled beneath some
stored corn in a grain bin.
According to Nuckolls County
Attorney Timothy Schmidt,
Corman and his son Darin were
moving some grain out of the
metal grain bin. While Darin was
running the auger, Vernon was in
the bin, and was pulled down into
the corn.
Vernon Corman's body was
recovered by rescuers at about
10:30 p.m. The location of the
accident is about a mile east of the
Sedan elevator.

Vernon Lee Corman, Jr., 47, of rural
Edgar died Tuesday, April 14, 1998 in
Nuckolls County in a farming accident.
He was born June 24,1950 to Ver-
non and Betty (Andersen) Corman in
Thayer County.
He was baptized as an infant, and
later confirmed into the Christ
Lutheran Church at Davenport. He at-
tended school at Davenport Com-
munity School. He was involved in all
aspects of sports throughout high
school, setting many school records in
track. Continuing in his love for run-
ning, he and his daughter, Kristin, ran
the Omaha Marathon together during
her junior year in high school.
He was active in 4-H and a member
of the Lively Strivers Nuckolls County
4-H Club. He showed cattle at the coun-
ty fair among other projects. As a father,
Vern supported the participation of his
children in 4-H and scouting.
He was a member of the All-State
Football team in 1967 and also the same
year, he was selected to be part of the
first National Agricultural Youth In-
stitute group in Nebraska. He was the
Davenport representative to Boys State
and graduated from Davenport High
School as Salutatorian in 1968.
He received a 4-year Regents
scholarship to the University of Nebras-
ka at Lincoln, where he was a walk on
for the Cornhusker Football team. In
1972, he graduated with high distinction
from the University of Nebraska with a
major in Agronomy. He was a member
of the honorary Alpha Zeta, the UNL
Agronomy Club, Ag Men Fraternity,
and the University Glee Club. During
college Maria led Vern to Christ and he
was baptized in 1971, placing member-
ship with the Lincoln Church of Christ.
On March 4,1972 he was united in
marriage to Maria Janette Prior in Im-
perial They resided in Lincoln until
graduation and returned to the Daven-
port/Edgar area to set up farming with
his father and brother. To this ,union
were born three children, Dustin Dar-
rick, Kristin Ann, and Darin Lee.
The couple celebrated their 25th
wedding anniversary with a trip to
Hawaii. The family most recently shared
a trip to the 1997 Orange Bowl. Vern
was a generous person. He shared what
he had with others but was embarrassed
by any show of appreciation beyond a
simple "Thank you."
He enjoyed farming, family and his
faith. He set up a successful hog opera-
tion while improving and expanding the
farm as a whole. He was highly esteemed
by his peers for his diligent and heartfelt
work ethic.
He was involved with members of
his family in many different ways.
Movies and walking with Marla, farm-
ing with Dustin, running with Kristin,
and working on cars with Darin were his
favorite family activities.
He was an avid Bible student and a
leader at the Davenport Church of
Christ for 26 years, as well as instructing
his kids in their daily walk with God. He
taught Bible classes at church as well as
devotions at home. He was highly es-
teemed at church for his wisdom and
discernment of the Bible.
He liked sports, country music,
reading, and traveling. He usually had a
package of M & M's close by and liked
to stop at the store for a Pepsi! He en-
joyed time with people. Vern's per-
sonality may best be described as, "quick
to listen and slow to speak;" wisdom we
can all learn from.
Preceding him in death were his
grandparents; Claude and Christena
(Bower) Corman, Faye (Bates), Betty
(Price) and Clark Andersen, and father-
in-law Gordon Prior.
Survivors include wife, Marla; and
sons, Darin of Edgar and Dustin at Lin-
coln; and daughter, Kristin of New York
City; parents, Vernon and Betty Cor-
man of Edgar; brother, Richard Lynn
and Mary Alice of Edgar; sisters. Nancy
Sue and Bill Vossler of Friend, Pamela
Jean and Brad Shuck of Edgar; mother-
in-law, Ellen Prior of Hasings; brothers-
in-law, Ronald and Ann Prior of
Plymouth, Mass., Kent and Marsha
Prior of Lincoln, Kevin and Jan Prior of
Grand Island, and Gaylin and Lisa Prior
of Hastings.
Nieces and Nephews include An-
gela, Crystal and Kelly Corman, Jessica
Vossler, Norrisa Riley, Kalen and
Breanna Shuck, Mark and wife Diana
Prior, Analisa, Adam and Andrew
Prior, Audra and Megan Prior, Jenny,
Aaron, and Evan Prior.
Casket bearers were Jerry Littrel,
Brad Shuck, Roger Luther, Russell
Hinds, Bill Vossler, and Claude
Honorary casket bearers were Wil-
lard Hinds, Richard Swenson, Harley
Grone, and Bruce Scroggin.
The congregation sang the follow-
ing, "He Leadeth Me," "Blessed As-
surance," "Amazing Grace," and "No
Tears In Heaven." A group composed of
Derek Lambert, Todd Wells, Wendy
Wells, Tim Russell, and Pricilla Russell
sang "My Help Comes From the Lord"
and "Lord Be There For Me." Another
group composed of Erik Larson, Andy
Lewis, Adam White, and Todd French
sang "In Times Like These," and "As A
Dear Panteth."
Services were Saturday at the
Davenport Church of Christ with Rev
Frank Wheeler officiating. Interment
was at the Davenport City Cemetery.
Funeral director was Ken Vogel of
Urbauer-Price Funeral Home of
Hebron Journal-Register April 22, 1998
Davenport Cemetery
Thayer County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Block 8, Lot 77, Grave 8
Created by: Marilyn Sanner Keim
Record added: May 06, 2008
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Vernon Lee Vern Corman, Jr
Added by: Marilyn Sanner Keim
Vernon Lee Vern Corman, Jr
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