Obituary: Dean Corfman

Dean Corfman, 90, died on Sunday, Jan. 7, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice-Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita.

Dean was born on March 22, 1927, in Newton to Roy and Lucille (Gale) Corfman.

He married Roberta Dunn in September 1944. They gave birth to four children: Gene, Jim, Linda and Jolene. After a long illness, Roberta passed away in 1981. Dean later married Arlene Gates-Mosiman in August 1982. Arlene brought four children to the marriage: Rodney, Darrell, James and Pam. They became a family with eight children and were married for 35 years until his passing.

Dean was a farmer and former owner of a mechanic shop. He was known as an honest and truthful man. Dean loved camping, bluegrass music and playing the harmonica. He was a member of the First Missionary Church of Newton and was very active in the church.He taught Sunday school and served as treasurer. He was a member of the Druber’s Morning coffee group as well as the McDonald’s afternoon coffee group.

He is survived by his wife, Arlene Corfman; children and stepchildren, Gene Corfman, Jim Corfman, Rodney (Jeri) Mosiman, Darrel Mosiman, James (Michelle) Mosiman, Jolene (Miles) Erpelding and Pam (Curtis) Schmidt; brother, Dale Corfman; nine grandchildren/step-grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren/great-step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Roberta; daughter Linda Weesner; parents Roy and Lucille Corfman; sisters Waunita Douglass and Wanda Ullum-Biggs; great-grandson Jordan Brooks; and step-great-grandson Nicholas Mosiman.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15 at First Missionary Church of Newton. A graveside committal service will follow at the Whitewater Cemetery. A public visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton. The family will be present from 2 to 4 p.m. to greet family and friends.

A memorial has been established for the First Missionary Church-Youth Group, 1300 Berry Ave, Newton, Kansas 67114.

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