Junior Paul Corn, 86

Junior Paul Corn, 86, Lagro, died at 8:58 a.m., Monday, March 31 at his home.  He was born Feb. 1, 1928 in Dora, Ind. to Benjamin and Hazel (Bitzel) Corn.

Junior was a 1946 graduate of Lagro High School.  He married Bonnie Christena Floyd in Lagro on July 3, 1949; she died Aug. 18, 2013.  He retired from Wabash Magnetics in 1982 after 24 years.  Junior was a part time rural mail carrier for Lagro, worked at General Electric in Wabash, worked his farm, and also worked part time for the Rosen Family Farms.  He and was a member of the Wabash Elks Lodge.  He was a big supporter of Wabash County 4-H, doing his part as the Cattle Superintendent in the 1970s and enjoyed helping his children and grandchildren with their 4-H projects.  Junior enjoyed square dancing, traveling the U.S., helping neighbors and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his three children, Benjamin P. Corn and Becky (Steve) Bowman, both of Wabash, and Beverly (Trent) VanHaaften, Mount Vernon, Ind.; three grandchildren, Jason (Jozanna) Corn, LaFontaine, Libby Corn, Houston, Texas, and Stevie (Brian Fosnaugh) Bowman, Larwill, Ind.; two great grandchildren, Jaiya and Jericho Corn, LaFontaine; two step-grandchildren; two step-great grandchildren; his two sisters, Catherine Gudas, Fort Wayne, and Jackie (Robert) Wilson, Wabash; and two brothers, James Corn, Wabash, and Gene (Phyllis) Corn, Amboy, Ind.  His parents, three brothers, Asa, Benjamin and Lester Corn, and two sisters, Ida Mae Rees and Elma Eloise Brewer, also preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held April 3 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Rev. Melissa Rice officiating.  Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery, Lagro.

Preferred memorial is to the Wabash County 4-H Council.

The memorial guest book for Junior may be signed at

Posted on 2014 Apr 07