Conrad W. ‘Corky’ Corcoran

Dec. 21, 1924 – March 9, 2011

Conrad W. "Corky" Corcoran of Big Bend was born Dec. 21, 1924, in Winona, Minn., and died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, in Milwaukee, at the age of 86.

He was the beloved husband of 57 years to Dolores T. (nee Wisnefske); loving father of Jacqueline (Donny) Nelson, Patricia Corcoran, Douglas (Maria), Michael, Karen (Joel) Rodriguez and Kevin (Bridget); dearest grandpa of Shannon, Adam, Joel, Katie, Danny and Andy; and great-grandpa of Haley and Ascher. He is further survived by his sisters, Louise (Leo) Heppleman and Bernie (Tim) Krage; sisters-in-law, Pat Corcoran, Evelyn Kalafarski and Dorothy King; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by other brothers and sisters.

Corky was an active member of American Legion Post 500, the Lions Club of Big Bend/Vernon, the Big Bend Fire Department and the Knights of Columbus, 3rd Degree. He also served his country during World War II in the Army Air Corps and was a retiree of Allis-Chalmers.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a 7 p.m. prayer service, on Sunday, March 13, at the Max A. Sass & Sons Westwood Chapel, W173-S7629 Westwood Drive, Muskego. Visitation continues from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass on Monday, March 14, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, S89-W22650 Milwaukee Ave., Big Bend. Interment will be at Rural Home Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Wisconsin Lions Camp are appreciated.

Max A. Sass & Sons Westwood Chapel is serving the family. For further information, please call 679-1560 or visit online at