Lawrence Corman


ALVORDTON -- Lawrence "Ike" L. Corman, 94, of Alvordton, died Saturday evening, Sept. 22, 2012, at the CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center in Defiance.

A Williams County resident for most of his life, he was born on Christmas Eve in 1917, in Millcreek Township, Ohio, to Henry and Olive B. (Raymond) Corman. He graduated from West Unity High School in 1936. After school, Ike entered the U.S. Army, serving his country during World War II. Ike was a Millcreek Township farmer and did work for Baker-Schindler Construction Company in Defiance as a carpenter, retiring in 1982.

Ike is survived by one son, John (Jackie) Corman of Alvordton; one daughter, Coleen (Dennis) Franz of Holgate; 10 grandchildren, Jenni Koch, Jeanette Brewer, Amy Beck, Andy Stickney, Scott Franz, Chris Franz, Kevin Franz, Alicia Corman, Erika Corman, Samantha "Sam" Corman; 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Ellen (Wolford) Corman in February of 1982; son, Dave Corman in 2007; two sisters; and one brother.

Visitation hours for Ike will be on Tuesday, September 25, from 2-8 p.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home in Montpelier. Services will be on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Reverend David Tilly to officiate. Interment will follow at Shiffler Cemetery in Bryan, Ohio, with military rites by the Bryan Veterans.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center. Condolences may be sent online to

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