|Birth: ||Sep. 20, 1920|
|Death: ||May 18, 1998|
Ralph Harry Corman, 77, the son of Harry Wilson Corman and Rebecca (Horner) Corman, was born Sept. 20, 1920, at Nora. He died Monday at his home in Superior.
He attended Superior Public Schools and graduated from Superior High School with the Class of 1938. He was anticipating joining his classmates for the sixtieth class reunion Memorial Weekend.
He served in the United States Army, being inducted on July 28, 1942. He reported to Camp Roberts, California for active service on Aug. 12, 1942. From there he was sent to Camp Buntner, North Carolina, with the Military Occupational Specialty title of clerk typist. He was then sent to Camp Stoneman, San Francisco, where he embarked for overseas duty. He went to Sidney, Australia, where he was stationed for four weeks, then to Brisbane, Australia, with the 52nd Signal Battalion, to Hollandia, New Guinea, and the Southern Philippines. He returned to the United States Dec. 19, 1945 and was honorably discharged at Ft. Logan, Colo., Dec. 19, 1945, as a staff sergeant. He was the recipient of the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Service Star.
On Feb. 4, 1947, in Hardy, he married Lila Workman. He was a farmer and employed with the Bureau of Reclamation. The family lived in Beaver City, Beloit, Salida and Carbondale, Colo., before returning to Superior in 1986.
He was a lifetime member of the Methodist Church. He was also a member of the American Legion of which he was past commander of the V.F.W. and a charter member of Elks Lodge 2197, all of Superior.
He is preceded in death by is parents, an infant son, Richard Ralph, and a grandson.
He is survived by his wife Lila of Superior; his children Mrs. Bernard Newell (Cynthia), Concordia, John Corman, Rochester, N.Y., Mrs. Larry Neptune (Cathy), Canyon Lake, Texas, Mary Jane O'Connor, Carrollton, Texas, Mrs. Bill Holden (Linda), Twin Bridges, Mont., and Tom Corman, Westminster, Md.; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and two step-grandsons.
Services will be Friday, at 2:00 p.m. from the First United Methodist Church in Superior, with Rev. Patterson Culligan officiating.
Interment with full military rites by Superior VFW and American Legion Posts will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.
Megrue-Price Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Superior Express, Thursday, May 21, 1998
Harry Wilson Corman (1878 - 1966)
Rebecca O. Horner Corman (1880 - 1977)
Richard Ralph Corman (1957 - 1957)*
Married Feb. 9, 1947
Parents of Cynthia, John, Cathy, Mary Jane, Richard Ralph, Linda Jo & Tom
World War II
Plot: Section 1, Lot 30
Created by: Peggy Bargen Duey
Record added: Oct 31, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43745308