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Francis Austin Corbin

January 5, 1921 April 8, 2012
Francis Austin Corbin
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FRANCIS AUSTIN CORBIN, 91, of 108 Grove Street, Prophetstown, IL, died Sunday, April 8, 2012 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling, IL. Austin was born January 5, 1921 in Low Gap, KY to Thomas J. and Golon (Williams) Corbin. Austin was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. He married Gertrude Goodin on July 29, 1945 in Garland, KY. She died December 25, 1994. He was engaged in farming in the Whiteside County area for 20 years until 1969. He then was employed by the City of Prophetstown streets and sewer department until retiring in 1986. Austin was a member of the former Church of Christ of Prophetstown. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, camping, and woodworking. Survivors include two daughters, Rosemary Corbin of Linden, WI and Robbin (Michael) Blackert of Prophetstown, IL; three sons, Daniel (Linda Sue) Corbin of Killeen, TX; Carl (Jenny) Corbin of Broadhead, WI; and Clare (Darla) Corbin of Prophetstown, IL; twelve grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude; one son, Donald Corbin; and two grandchildren.

FUNERAL SERVICE WHEN AND WHERE: 10:00 A.M. Friday, April 13, 2012 at the Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home, 320 Lafayette St., Prophetstown, ILOFFICIATING CLERGY: Pastor Erik Carlson: Advent Christian Church " Prophetstown, ILVISITATION: 6:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday, April 12, 2012 at the Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home " Prophetstown, ILINTERMENT: Lyndon Township Cemetery " Lyndon, IL

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