Richard Corum

Born in Marion, IA
Born on Oct 1, 1936
Departed on Oct 27, 2019

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Richard Corum (83) of Springville passed away on October 27, 2019.  A funeral service will be held 10am on Wednesday October 30, 2019 at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories with burial to follow in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Tuesday October 29, 2019 at Cedar Memorial Chapel Stateroom from 4-7pm. 

Richard Grant Corum was born October 1, 1936 in Marion, Iowa to Eddie and Teresa (Ralston) Corum.  Richard attended Marion School.  He served in the United States Army from 1953-1956. On June 29, 1958 he was united in marriage to Phyllis Morris at St. James Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids.  He had a passion for farming and his grandkids. 

Survivors include his wife Phyllis;  a daughter Vickie Butler of Marion, sons Richard (Joan) Corum of Lisbon and Bryan (Rhonda) Corum of Central City; a daughter-in-law Michelle Corum of Springville; brothers Stanley Corum of Marion and Howard Corum of Shellsburg; sisters Nancy (Gary) Gruwell of Marion and Leona Morris of Central City; 17 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by parents, a son Robert E. “Bobby” Corum, his sisters Ida Mae Goyer, Betty Williams, Veronica McGee; and one brother Les Boner. 

Memorials donations may be made directed to the ALS Association or Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center.