Monday, July 18, 2022

Obituary - Doyle Dean Corwin

Doyle Dean Corwin, age 85, of Brownington, Missouri, passed away early in the morning on Saturday, July 16th, 2022 at the Appleton City Manor, Appleton City, Missouri. 

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday July 21, 2022 the family will receive friends starting at 9:00AM prior to the service. 

Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington, Missouri. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Heartland Hospice and can be left in care of the funeral home.

Dean was born on April 29, 1937 in Hutchinson, Kansas. He moved with his parents to Mt. Zion, Missouri during his high school years. It was there he found his sweetheart, Ann Callahan, and they were married just before her 17th birthday on May 14th, 1959.

Dean did a variety of jobs in his younger days. He drove a milk truck route that took him across the swinging bridge in Warsaw and he also worked with his brother-in-law in Kansas doing plumbing jobs during the summers. Many hours were spent cutting firewood and in the hay fields with his dad. He also helped his dad and uncle who both had a mechanic shop in Mt. Zion.

Once married, he worked at Brownie’s Rock Crusher hauling rock from the underground quarry. He worked for Norman Motors in Deepwater for approximately 45 years. It provided schooling from Case and New Holland. Dean worked on tractors, combines, balers, rakes, etc. until the new overpass closed the shop. He continued to work with Norman on the farm until he retired. He was talented at inventing and made many tools to make jobs easier.

Dean received Jesus as his Savior in his 30’s and was a member of Lowry City Baptist Church. He was well known for his ability to play the piano by ear. He played special music at area churches with his close friend Jerry Russell. Years ago during an alumni program at Deepwater High School, he dressed in a tailcoat and flipped them up to sit on the piano bench. He played mostly black keys and had a style all his own.

Dean loved to go deer hunting, and in later years, Ann enjoyed hunting right along with him. He also liked hunting turkey and squirrel. He always fed the birds and made time to watch boxing or wrestling on TV. Dean and Ann were blessed to take some fun vacations and they drove to Niagara Falls, the East Coast, West Coast, and saw many places along the way. Playing cards was a lifelong joy, in the early years it was Pitch and Pinochle but, later it was all about Canasta.

He was preceded in death by Ann, his wife of 52 years. He is survived by their four children: Betty Stewart (Greg), Donald Corwin, Deanna McCullough (Lonnie), Sue Remer (David), 6 Grandchildren: Michael Stewart, Miranda Stegman, Marissa McMillian, Brandon McCullough, Lauren Wilkerson (Isiah), Dallas Remer (Abby), and 5 Great-Grandchildren.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, Missouri.

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