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Obituary for Richard Philip "Bucky" Korzan

Richard Philip "Bucky"  Korzan
Richard Philip Korzan, also known as “Bucky”, 92, of Kimball, SD passed away Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Aurora-Brule Nursing Home in White Lake, SD. Funeral Mass is 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Kimball. A Committal Service with Military Honors will follow at St. Margaret’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 12, 2017 with a 7:00 P.M. Wake and Rosary Service.

Richard Philip “Bucky” Korzan was born on September 19, 1925 to Oliver and Julia (Geppert) Korzan in Kimball, SD. He lost his father at the age of nine and quit school his freshman year. He had straight A’s in math but hated the rest. He entered the Navy in 1943 and completed his GED during his four years. He was sent to Fort Pierce, Florida for Naval amphibious training. He was on the USS Menifee where he became the Coxswain, which was a sailor in charge of the ship’s boat and crew. He was in eight invasions in the South Pacific in Nagasaki Japan. He recalls the worst part of the war was retrieving the deceased at Hiroshima after the nuclear bomb in 1945. He received his discharge in March of 1946.

He started to do block work for Ed Kasterman and later started his own business, R. P. Korzan Construction. His famous slogan was “Let Bucky Do It” which was displayed on the side of his van. At one time he had 15 employees helping him construct various projects. He constructed and remodeled over 50 homes in Kimball along with several other projects in the surrounding communities. His biggest projects in Kimball were: the McClenahan International Implement building which is now Midstate Telephone Company, Kimball Sale Barn, the Kimball School, and the big addition to St. Margaret’s Catholic Church. At the age of 74 he was still pouring concrete and erecting walls with the building of Curt and Lorie’s Lodge. At the age of 80 he was still helping with concrete work on various projects.

He married Mary Bravek of Kimball on November 30, 1951 at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church and later they had three children: Janet, Cheryl and Curtis. In 1973 he and Mary built the Travelers Motel where he enjoyed visiting with many strangers.

His main hobbies were WORK, WORK, then WORK and Dance, Dance, Dance. He couldn’t wait to head to the Pukwana Ball Room. Bucky was Fire Chief of the Kimball Fire Department from 1952 until 1972 and was also an EMT for several years. He served as a member of the Kimball City Council. Bucky’s main pride and joy were his two grandson’s Cody and Corbin. Bucky never missed one event that they were involved in. Whether it was a school concert, sports event or parade; he was always there with a smile on his face. One of his proudest moments was when he was asked to help with the track and bleacher project at Kimball Houda Field. He mentioned that he had never worked with such fine hard working young men. In 1992 he helped design and erect the Kimball Veterans Memorial. He was very proud of the fact that so many citizens come together and worked so hard to make the Memorial a reality. His accomplishments in life are too numerous to mention but he was very proud of his community and most of all his family.

Grateful to have shared his life are: his wife of over 66 years, Mary (Bravek) Korzan of Kimball, SD; his three children: Janet Korzan of Tucson, AZ, Cheryl (Korzan) Lenker of Phoenix, AZ and Curtis and Lorie(Geppert) Korzan of Kimball, SD; two grandsons: Cody Korzan and wife, Lynzi (Adamson) of Kimball, SD and Corbin Korzan and wife, Ashley (Ahlbrecht) of Kimball, SD; and two great grandchildren: Kinley and Irelynn Korzan, daughters of Corbin and Ashley.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Julia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bucky’s honor may be directed to: Kimball Public School, Tech. Program, PO Box 479, Kimball, SD 57355.

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