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Corwin Laverne Kelderman, 76, of Marshalltown, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, at State Center Nursing and Rehab with his loving family by his side. Funeral services for Corwin were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, at Fellowship Baptist Church with Pastor Ed Hannahs officiating. Public visitation was held from 5–7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, at Mitchell Family Funeral Home where his family will be present to greet friends. Memorial contributions may be directed in Corwin’s name to his family. For further information or to send a condolence please visit www.mitchellfh.com or call (641) 844-1234. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring Corwin and his family. Corwin Laverne Kelderman was born on Nov. 13, 1938 in Knoxville, the son of Cornelius and Pearl Zella (Kingery) Kelderman. He was raised and educated in the Marshall County school districts. Corwin received his High School Diploma from the United States Armed Forces Institute in 1960. After graduating, he served his Country honorably in the Korean War. On July 7, 1979, Corwin was united in marriage to Rosemary Eash at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Corwin was a Baker at Smitty’s and ECONO foods. Corwin also worked with his brother at their family-owned Kelderman Bakery. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. Corwin had a passion for fishing, hunting, baking, traveling and his dogs. Left to cherish his memory are his children: Verna Marie Schultz (Kelderman), Kurt “Dutch” Kelderman and Leslie Ann (Kelderman) Philips; step-child: Susan Bond; grandchildren; sister: Leona Mae (Clare) Carlson; brother: Delbert Kelderman; numerous nieces and nephews; special mention; Pastor Osborne B. Buchanan of Blandon, Pa. He is preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary; parents, Cornelius and Pearl; step-son, Michael, brother, Bob Kelderman and sister, Kathy Mills.
Published on  November 6, 2015
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