David L. Corbisier, 78 of Daggett, Mich., passed away Aug. 8 at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center in Green Bay, Wisc. Dave was born on Dec. 27, 1934, in Cornell, Mich., to the late Harry and Beulah (Cooper) Corbisier. On Sept. 18, 1954, Dave married Phyllis Grundstrom at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Daggett.
David worked as an iron worker for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad before moving to Orange, Calif., where he repaired heavy equipment. Following his retirement, Dave and Phyllis bought a log home in Pinedale, where Dave enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with the wonderful friends he met over the 20 summers they spent there.
Dave was very proud of leading a crew that hung the flags for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Dave was a caring, kind-hearted man who always looked out for the betterment of others. He took great pride in mentoring young men in what it takes to be successful in life and business. A friend once said, “Dave is what every young man should aspire to be.” He had a unique sense of humor and a strong sense of justice and fair play.
Dave enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling. Most of all, it was time spent with his family and grandchildren that Dave enjoyed most.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Phyllis of Daggett; children, Lynda (Steve) Clary of Rapid City, S.D., and Dean (Deena) Corbisier of Corona, Calif.; grandchildren Shannon and Sean Clary, and Danielle and Nadean Corbisier; brothers, Maurice (Shirley) Corbisier of Lancaster, Calif., and Dale (Mary) Corbisier of Tullahoma, Tenn.
A service was held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Daggett on Aug. 12, Pastor Craig Weber officiating. Burial followed in Stephenson Township Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.andersondiehm.com.
In lieu of other forms of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established in Dave’s name.
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