Jerry Corbin


Jerry D. Corbin, 73, a resident of Elberta, Ala. and a summer resident of Davenport died suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday, May 3, 2010 at Genesis Medical Center, West Central Park, Davenport after suffering an apparent massive heart attack.

He and his wife Jan had returned home to Davenport on Sunday, May 2, after spending a wonderful winter at their home in Alabama.

Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 6, 2010 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 2618 Boies Avenue, Davenport. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main Street, Davenport. The family will also greet friends from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 Thursday morning at the funeral home prior to the procession to church.

Jerry Dean Corbin was born March 18, 1937 in Nevada, Iowa, a son of Hugh and Emma (Wirth) Corbin. He was a graduate of the former St. Ambrose Academy.


He was united in marriage to JoAnn McNamara on Feb. 15, 1958 in Davenport. She preceded him in death on March 12, 2005. He then married Janice C. Stenz on Jan. 20, 2007 in Alabama.

Jerry retired in 1992 after 37 years of service at Oscar Mayer Food Corporation. He was a production line supervisor at the time he retired.

He was a member of St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church, Foley, Ala., the Knights of Columbus 532, Elks and Moose Lodge in Davenport.

He was an avid sports fan, he enjoyed following the Chicago Bears, the Hawkeyes and NASCAR. He also enjoyed time spent outdoors, especially playing golf.

Jerry’s most cherished moments in life where those times he spent with his family, he was a devoted husband to both JoAnn and Jan, and a wonderful father, grandfather and friend.

Memorials can be made to Hand-in-Hand in care of Tessa’s Place.

Survivors include his wife, Jan, children and their spouses, Terri Jo and Randy Johnson, Davenport, Jill Uitermarkt, Kewanee, Illinois, Jerri Lynn Garman and Ron May, Bettendorf, Danny and Kelli Corbin, Davenport, Greg Corbin, Arizona, and Matt Corbin, Glendale Heights, Illinois; nineteen grandchildren and one great grandson; sisters, Iona Ricketts, Davenport, Rose (Art) Schebler, Davenport and Mary (Ron) Fincham, Eldridge, Iowa; brothers, Jack (Shirley) Corbin, Florida, Ron (Helen Ann) Corbin and Don (Carol) Corbin, all of Davenport; stepson Scott (Pam) Fluck, Sterling, Ill., and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, JoAnn, a grandson, Hunter Corbin, and brothers, Ed and Abe Corbin. May they rest in peace.

The family would like to extend sincere thanks to Dr. Michael Gimbel as well as his office staff, the nurses and doctors at Genesis West ER, and the Buffalo Ambulance service.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Jerry’s obituary at

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