David L. Corn Sr.

David Lawrence Corn Sr., 73, of Keshena, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018, at home surrounded by his family. David was born in Keshena on Feb. 2, 1945, the son of the late Arnold “Bill” and Joyce (Grignon) Corn Sr. David enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving during the Vietnam era. On Dec. 30, 2017, he was united in marriage to Grace “Bea” Frechette Wilber at St. Michael Catholic Church. David was the director of the Menominee Tribal Utilities until his retirement. He was a member of both St. Michael and St. Anthony Catholic Church, the Veterans of the Menominee Nation and the Keshena American Legion Post 497. David also enjoyed hunting, baseball, basketball, cutting wood, golfing, taking walks in his yard and spending time with his family, especially with his grandkids.

David is survived by his wife, Grace “Bea” Corn; children, David C. (Jill Pansier) Corn Jr. and Candace L. (Greg) Wilber Waupekeney; stepchildren, Bruce A. (Shannon) Wilber Sr., Anthony C. (Vicky) Wilber Sr., Bryan A. (Mary) Wilber, Deborah (Thomas) Boelter, Dawn M. Wilber and Michael A. (Sheila Tousey) Wilber; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; his siblings, Carla Wilber, Roger “Rudy” (Pat) Corn, LeeAnn Corn, Carrie (Leon) Skenandore, Ronald (Debra) Corn Sr., Olga (Alex Sr.) Peters, William (Laura) Corn Sr., Susan (David) Blong and James (Rhonda) Corn; his sister-in-law, Jean Corn; four godchildren, David Frechette, Tracey Corn, Delaney Boelter and Ann James; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by four grandchildren, Anthony “Tim” Wilber, Nikki Wynos, BradLee Wilber and Holden Vigue; his parents, Arnold “Bill” and Joyce Corn Sr.; his sister, Mary Corn; his brother, Arnold “Percy Korn” Corn; brother-in-law, Franklin “June” Wilber; nephews and niece, Bobby “BJ” Peters, Derek Corn and Darylee Reiter.

Funeral services for David will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Keshena with the Rev. Joel Jores with military rites performed by the Veterans of the Menominee Nation and the Keshena American Legion Post 497. Friends may call at the family residence at N876 State Highway 47-55 in Keshena after 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2018, until the procession leaves for the church on Friday. There will be a traditional prayer service at the residence on Thursday evening at 7 p.m.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.