- Edwin Corrigan - Daily Mining Gazette - (Jul/8/2005)
WHITE PINE -?Edwin Corrigan, 95, of White Pine, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2005, at Baraga County Memorial Hospital in L'Anse.
He was born on October 4, 1909, in Ashland, Wis., son of Thomas and Emma (Firmenich) Corrigan.
Edwin attended the Shores School, St. Agnes School, Ashland High School and Ashland County Normal, Superior State Teacher's College and the University of Wisconsin, graduating with a Master's degree in Elementary Education. His early teaching was at the Sanborn State Grade School, followed by years as Ashland County supervising teacher, President of the Wood County Teacher's College in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Principal of the Glidden School District and Principal at the White Pine Elementary School.
He served in the Air Corps during WW II, being discharged on October 5, 1945, as a Staff Sgt. at Traux Field, Madison, Wis.
Ed was a member of St. Jude's Catholic Church in White Pine where he served as a lector and choir member. He was also a 60 year veteran of the American Legion, 32 year member of the White Pine Lions Club; a 50 year veteran of the Boy Scouts of America, holder of the coveted Silver Beaver Award and Scoutmaster's Key; and a member of the Phi Delta Kappa Educational Association. Ed held several positions of leadership in educational organizations, being elected two different terms as President of the North Wisconsin Lake Superior Education Association, member of the Copper Country Elementary Principal's Association, member of the Carp Lake Township Library Association, and a member of the Carp Lake Retired Senior Citizens group. Ed was a charter member of St. Jude's and St. Anne's Council of the Knights of Columbus. He was a scoutmaster of the Sanborn Scout Troop for many years; president of his 1928 graduating class at the Ashland High School and Valedictorian of his 1929 County Normal class.
Ed's hobbies were camping, reading, music and traveling, having been to Europe four times; to Hawaii, Alaska, the Caribbean and a Mississippi cruise, besides having been in all 50 states.
Edwin is survived by his daughter, Lynn Corrigan; step-grandson, Mark Little; Mark's first wife, Jennie Jolma and their daughter, Cassie; and Mari's second wife, Tammy Roselund, and step-great-grandchildren, Kirk, Devin, Jori, Trey, Tarek, and Jessa; and newborn baby boy; step-granddaughter, Margie (Little) Mitchel; step-great-grandchildren, Chelsea and Joey of West Port, Wash.; step-granddaughter Becky (Roffers) Kaschak of East Troy, Wis.; step-great-granddaughter, Jessica, step-granddaughter, Jill Roffers of Greendale, Wis.; and numerous nieces and nephews; three sisters-in-law, Lynn (Henry) Corrigan of Santa Rosa, Calif., Mrs. Sally (Eide) Onan of Tucson, Ariz. and Alice (Roffers) Malek of Ashland, Wis.
Preceding him in death were his wife of 45 years, Esther (Eide) Roffers-Corrigan; his parents, Thomas and Emma (Firmenich) Corrigan; stepson, Byron (Peggy Snow) Roffers, Stepdaughter, Shirley (Roffers) Gingles-Little, Shirley's first husband, Lt. Robert Gingles, a pilot in the U.S. Air Force, who as a volunteer co-pilot, lost his life in an airplane accident 10 days into his marriage with Shirley. She later married Maus Little. Five sisters, Beatrice Nantais, Clarice Olsen, Ethel Strekla, (Edwin's twin) Lanore Enders, Sadie Olsen and three brothers, Maurice, Henry, Clayton; and step-granddaughter, Wendy (Roffers) Chevalier.
A visitation for Edwin was held on Tuesday, July 5, 2005, at St. Jude's Catholic Church in White Pine from 2 to 4 p.m with the funeral service following at 4 p.m. with Fr. Michael Woempner officiating. Friends may sign Edwin's guestbook and send condolences to www.canefuneralhome.com.