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Corn had ‘true concern for people’

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 30th, 2013


Page businessman Walter Corn “was always the first to offer help when someone needed it,” according to Connie Posthuma, his long-time friend and work associate.

“Walter was always the first to say, ‘I can be there.’ We could always count on Walter,” Posthuma said.

Corn died Jan. 28 from complications of cancer.

He was a man of many causes, according to friend Tracy Mcewan.

“He was amazing. He had his business here for 27 years. He was active in the Catholic Church with bingo nights and fish fry Fridays. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and he even volunteered his time to help the Junior Hunters Association set up camps.”

Known for being an honest businessman, he owned Corn’s Tire for many years. He was also generous, according to David Auge.

“I had known Walt since the mid-70s when he and his wife Carla first moved here. Back then he carried a lot of us that needed tires and couldn’t afford to pay up front.”

Jim Blair, who runs Blair’s Trading Post, said Corn was a trustworthy manwho believed in doing business with a firm handshake.

“He was honest and respected. If you were dealing with him you could be confident that you were getting the right item for the right price,” Blair recalled. “If you needed to get something done, and you went to see Walt, he could get things taken care of.”

Jo Bjorholm, who worked closely with Corn on cancer outreach projects said, he could light up a room with his smile and personality.

“I don’t believe he had an enemy in the world,” she said. “Everyone seemed to take to him, as he took to others with an open heart and a smile. So very many people in Page have benefited from his knowledge and his willingness to share that knowledge.”

Mcewan said she was shocked when she learned of his passing.

“From his diagnosis to his passing it was only two weeks, but he had such a zest for life you never even knew he was sick.”

Posthuma added, “He had a heart of gold and a true concern for people. He put everyone else’s concerns before his. He was everywhere I went, and I am going to miss him in every aspect of my life.”

For the complete article see the 01-30-2013 issue.

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