David Alan Corn, 63, of Inman passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Via Christi, St. Francis campus, Wichita, surrounded by his family. 

He was born April 20, 1954 in Independence, Kansas, to his loving parents, Fred and Edith Corn. He grew up in Bushton with his brother, Roger, and sisters, Carolyn and Susan.

After high school, he attended Kansas State University, where he received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural engineering, but more importantly met his wife Sheila.

David and Sheila were married Dec. 21, 1975, and enjoyed 41 happy years of marriage. David and Sheila had eight loving children; Joshua, Rebecca, Sarah, Rachel, Leah, James, Jonathon, and Daniel.

Joshua, Rebecca, and Leah have married the love of their lives with David by their sides, and later brought into the world grandsons Hudson, Logan, Neil, and Thomas.

David’s biggest pleasure in his life was in his family. His family and community will undoubtedly miss him greatly.

David was an engineer, but had many hobbies in life, including wood and metal-working, leatherwork, and many other skills.

His kids will forever be grateful for the gifts and skills that he passed on. He was a brilliant, caring, and patient teacher to everyone he encountered.  His influence and instruction have created a legacy that will live on for years.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday, May 15, 2017, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 407 E. 12th Ave., Hutchinson, with the Rev. Chad Trunkhill officiating. Burial will follow at North Inman Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with the family present to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson.

Memorials may be given to the Youth Club Scholarship Fund at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, the Corn Family Scholarship Fund at Inman High School, or the American Cancer Society, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main St., Hutchinson, KS 67501.