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John Corkrean

January 1st, 1954 - August 21st, 2015

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John P. Corkrean, 61, of Osceola passed away Friday, August 21, 2015 at Mercy Hospital Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
A visitation will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, August 24 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Winterset, where his family will be present to receive friends from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 25 at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Burial will be held 3:00 p.m., Tuesday at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Osceola.
Memorials may be directed to the Athletic Departments of either Winterset Community Schools or Clarke Community Schools.
John Patrick Corkrean, son of James E. and Shirley A. (Palmer) Corkrean, was born January 1, 1954 in Winterset, Iowa. He graduated from Winterset Community High School and went on to further his education, graduating from Simpson College. John was a third grade teacher for the Winterset Community Schools for thirty-three years, retiring in 2009.
On February 24, 2001, he was united in marriage to Sandra D. Luce at the First Christian Church in Osceola. John and Sandra made their home in Osceola, where he enjoyed playing cards, drinking coffee with his friends, golfing and watching his grandchildren. One of his great passions in life was sports, especially Clarke and Winterset girls’ softball, and Iowa State and Simpson College athletics.
While growing up in Winterset, John had been active in the St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Winterset Optimist Club and the Winterset Jaycees. He became a member of First Christian Church in Osceola.
John is survived by his wife, Sandra Corkrean of Osceola; his mother, Shirley Corkrean of Winterset; three children, George Robert Paul (and his fiancé, Kelly) of Collins, Dory (John) Bakley of Osceola, and Tahra (Don) Bedwell of Osceola; two brothers, Steve (Nancy) Corkrean of Winterset and Terry Corkrean of Ankeny; four sisters, Kathleen (Terry) Thomas of Ankeny, Colleen (Marc) Ewers of Des Moines, Patty (Mike) Denison of West Des Moines, and Laurie (Dave) Adams of Ankeny; nine grandchildren, Turner, Mallory, Brenna, Vanessa, Hanna, Alivia, Marissa, Keifer and Reagan; and a great-granddaughter, Makaylynn.
He was preceded in death by his father, James and a brother, Richard.

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Name John Corkrean
Date of Birth January 1st, 1954
Date of Death August 21st, 2015
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Location 1823 North John Wayne Drive
Winterset IA 50273
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Laura Bertelson published condolence .

Mr. Corkrean made a real difference in my daughter's life in 3rd grade. She spent the first few weeks afraid of this "man teacher", but he won her over and it was so gratifying to see them walking with her arm around his waist, his arm across her shoulder, when they met in the elementary hall some years later! We will so miss him.

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Pat/marvin Snell published condolence .

Sandy, we are so sorry to hear of John's death. The short time that you were our neighbors--we met several times scooping snow--good ole Iowa winter!!!This is such a surprise--Just's will be very nice neighbors for support. Sincerely, Pat and Marvin Snell % Gassville, Arkansas

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Denny Warren published condolence .

My sympathy to all of the Corkrean family. I just have many wonderful memories of John during our baseball seasons together.

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Doreen Corbin Caudle published condolence .

To the entire family, John was a very special person, not only to have know if from a distance when we were younger to but have him up close while our son CJ was going thru school, a wonderful person, teacher and coach to all that were lucky enough to have in their lives. Mike and Doreen "Corbin" Caudle Class of 77

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Lynn Givan Parrish published condolence .

I am so very sorry for your loss. John was a gentleman and a scholar. He and Gary Christensen painted our little church in Patterson three years ago and I had the opportunity to get re-acquainted with him. He was so very happy to have his wonderful wife and family. His brother Steve was in my class of '71. May God's Holy Spirit wrap each of you in comfort and solace.

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Jeff & Amy Nolan published condolence .

Sandy and Family: We have you in our thoughts and prayers. John was one of a kind and will be missed by many. Jeff & Amy Nolan

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Cindy Boyd published condolence .

My sincerest sympathy to your family and to all those who held John close as friends. I always enjoyed working with him at Winterset elementary. Such a "stand-up" guy...positive, professional and fun! I wish I'd had the opportunity to know him better.

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Carol Dasher published condolence .

I was not aware of John'g passing until this afternoon so was not able to attend visitation or funeral but wanted to share with the family how sad I am at your loss. Before I retired I taught with John and always enjoyed his easy-going attitude, his enjoyment of students and his open friendliness. It is so sad to see him go so suddenly. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Carol Dasher

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Terry & Sheryl Jacobsen published condolence .

Sandy and Dori: we send our deepest condolences for your loss. He was a neat gentleman. He will be missed especially at ball games and coffee We are out of town and can't make the funeral.We

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Doug & Connie Jackson published condolence .

We both will miss John. We hope you will find comfort knowing he was a great friend,brother,father,son,and teacher to so many. We will meet again. Sincerely Doug & Connie

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Debra Willis published condolence .

I am so very sorry for your loss. It was such a surprise. John was a very special person, and certainly made an impact in Tori's life as her teacher. Our thoughts are with you.

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Michael & Patty Denison published condolence .

To a great brother- whos' life was cut too short, we will miss you but never forget you. We love you and God speed. MD & Patty

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Lauren & Donette Just published condolence .

What a sad loss, after we just talked to John a few days ago out back mowing lawn, this was a great shock! We are going to miss him and share your pain and grief! John was a great neighbor who we will miss!

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Brenda Korthaus published condolence .

Sandy, thinking of you at this time. I enjoyed talking to Mallory at the Iowa State Fair, where I learned about John's death.

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Lyle Mains published condolence .

Gone way toooo soon. May you rest in peace John. You and Dad can get together now, and rekindle those first memories of teaching. My prayers go out to the entire family, for peace, and strength at this time of sorrow.

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