Published Thursday, June 8, 2017 2:45 pm
Glenn Phillip Corrigan lived 82 full years. He died June 2, 2017, at his home in Cedaredge, Colo., after a brief battle with cancer.
Glenn was born Feb. 15, 1935, in Carroll, Iowa to William J. and Lillian V. (Duffy) Corrigan. Upon graduating Rockwell City High School in 1952, Glenn joined the U.S. Air Force serving stateside as a code breaker. He attended Northern Iowa Teacher's College on the GI Bill and moved to Denver, Colo., in 1960.
Glenn married Sheila Moffat on Aug. 27, 1966. In 1979, they moved to Eckert and raised their four children in the area. They were active members of St. Phillip's and St. Michael's parishes. Between his insurance agency and bail bonds business, he served most of the county over 38 years and always found ways to help others.
Glenn loved people and loved their stories. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and his ability to run into someone he knew no matter where he went, as well as his wealth of compassion and his impatience with pettiness and intolerance. A dedicated family man, he spent years finding entertainment on the sidelines of sporting events, plays and concerts and believed spending time with younger people was key to not acting old. He was a competitor at heart and never afraid to try something new -- roller blading and hiking, spin classes and boxing at the Rec Center, and pitching horseshoes and owning the sprints in the Senior Games.
Glenn was most proud of his children and grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 50 years, Sheila; his children, James Corrigan (Sonya) of Harker Heights, Texas, Mary Corrigan of Shawnee, Kan., and Margaret Wooll (David) of San Carlos, Calif.; and nine grandchildren, as well as his siblings Donald, Jess, Dale and Jean and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Earl, Lee and John, and his son Brian.
A rosary will be held on Friday, June 9, at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass on Friday, June 9, at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Delta, Colo. Interment will follow at the Eckert Cemetery. All are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, please remember Glenn with donations to your favorite local youth scholarship fund or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are being handled under the direction of Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors, 970-240-9870.