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Thomas Corzan, Jr. passes away at age 95

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Thomas Corzan, Jr., age 95, recently of Chesterton, IN, but lived most of his life in Plainfield, IL, passed away on November 20, 2017, at Addison Pointe.

He was born on May 26, 1922, in Aurora, IL, to Thomas, Sr. and Theresa (Papp) Corzan. They both preceded him in death.

On July 30, 1950 he married the love of his life, LaVerne Grusssing, who preceded him in death in 2016 after 65 years of marriage.

He is survived by his loving son Thomas E. Corzan (Cynthia) of Chesterton, brothers John Corzan (Beverly) of Texas, Carl Corzan (June) of California; sisters Mary Myers, Sylvia (Mutz) Corzan of Texas, and Martha Peterson of Joliet, IL. Tom has 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by three sons, Jeffery Blair, Kirby Bruce, Michael Bradly and sister Julie Elkins.

Tom served his country in the North African and Pacific theaters in WWII stationed in the USS Cleveland (CL55) and was also a Korean War veteran. His passions were woodworking, furniture building, aquariums and fishing with his family.

He was a member of the Plainfield United Methodist Church in Plainfield, IL, where he has so many loving friends.

A huge thank you to Addison Pointe, which Tom called home for over a year. He was Papa to all and all there were “Babe” to him.

Cremation will take place in Illinois. Memorial services are pending.



Posted 11/24/2017




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