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Roy Dean Corfman

d. January 7, 2018



Life Sketch for Roy Dean Corfman


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


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


 He married Roberta Dunn in September of 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 of 1982.  Arlene brought four children to the marriage: Rodney, Darrell, James and Pam. They became a family with eight children and were married for thirty five 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, blue grass 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 step-children: 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; 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, Wanda Ullum- Biggs; great grandson: Jordan Brooks; step-great grandson: Nicholas Mosiman.


Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, January 15th at 10:00 a.m. at the First Missionary Church of Newton.  A graveside committal service will follow at the Whitewater Cemetery. A public visitation will be held on Sunday, January 14th between 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home. The family will be present from 2:00 – 4:00 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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