RAPID CITY- Deloris Corbin, 79, passed away peacefully Sunday, December 25, 2011 at the Hospice House of the Black Hills, Rapid City with family at her side. She died of complications from pulmonary fibrosis.
A celebration of Dees life will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 28, at Atonement Lutheran Church in Rapid City with visitation one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 29, at Webster Cemetery, in Webster, South Dakota.
Deloris (Dee) Corbin was born on July 23, 1932 in Webster, S.D. to Joseph and Hulda Storly. In high school Deloris worked at the Webster movie theater as a popcorn girl, usher, and cashier. Because she loved to laugh, Deloris, in her teenage years, was given the nickname giggles. She graduated from Webster High School in 1950. Deloris married Myron Corbin on February 10, 1951 in Colorado Springs, CO while Myron was serving on active duty with the National Guard. After Myrons service in Alaska during the Korean conflict, Myron and Deloris moved to Lily, S.D. where they farmed for a number of years. In 1959 they moved to Webster, S.D. where Deloris was a busy homemaker as she actively supported their four children with their many school and church activities. She also worked part-time as a grocery checker. Her husband, Myron, passed away on June 9, 1972 in the Rapid City flood while he was serving on active duty with the South Dakota National Guard. Deloris moved to Spearfish S.D in 1977 where she owned and operated two motels for 15 years, the Siesta and Kozy, respectively. For several years, after retiring from the motel business, she was an Avon representative. Deloris moved to Rapid City in 2001 where she enjoyed having more time to visit with friends and neighbors. Her hobbies included bowling, jumble puzzles, and crocheting. She also loved gardening both vegetables and flowers. Deloris was a true Norwegian who enjoyed making lefse.
Deloris is survived by her four children Vicki Visser, Sandpoint, Idaho; Craig (Kim) Corbin, Grantsburg, Wisconsin; Rhonda (Don) Tuttle, Winner; and Cindy Delahoyde, Spearfish; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
For the last twenty+ years, Richard Overweg, a very special friend, was by Deloris side. Richards family including his mother, sisters, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were like family to Deloris, too.
Deloris is preceded in death by her husband, sister, and two brothers.
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