Christopher Alan Corbin

Christopher Alan Corbin

  • Funeral Date: 8/27/15
  • Funeral Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Date of Birth: 10/07/60
  • Date of Death: 8/19/15
  • Funeral Location: Bierman Funeral Home, Northfield

Christopher Alan Corbin, age 54, of Apple Valley, formerly of Northfied, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at his place of business in Eagan. Memorial Service will be Wednesday at 11:00 am at the Bierman Funeral Home in Northfield. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4-7 pm and continue for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials preferred to the American Heart Association.

Chris was born on October 7, 1960 at Baylor Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Dallas Texas less than half an hour after his mother and father arrived there. The family moved many times, first from Dallas to Cocoa Beach FL, North Charleston SC, Westwood NJ, then to Minnesota. They finally settled in Northfield in 1966. Chris attended K-12 in Northfield, was a member of the Northfield Boys Chorus, the Madrigal singers, with his friends in a barbershop quartet and the Northfield High School Choir. Chris played in the inaugural Northfield Hockey Association and lettered in the first three years of Northfield’s High School team. Teammates affectionately nicknamed him Captain Crunch. He also played hockey at Bethel College where he graduated with a degree in Psychology. Chris loved coaching his girls in softball. He was an avid fisherman, who would throw a line in with anyone who asked.

Chris was self-taught in computers and networking, eventually starting a business named Praxis Technologies. He helped support many business clients as well as personal computer users. He worked in I.T. Help Desk and consulting roles for several companies. Most recently he worked in the I.T. department for Thompson Reuters. Chris attended church his whole life and loved Jesus with all his heart. God was the center of his life. He was always serving at church with his family and spent many years serving as a youth director at several churches as well as helping at risk teenagers at Tree House Ministries. He was known as a giving person and even in death, his giving continues as his donation of tissues will touch the lives of as many as 50 people.

Chris leaves behind his wife Debra; children, Emily (Josiah) Tonder, Margaret Corbin, Adeline Corbin, and Lillian Corbin; parents, Charles and Sandra Corbin. He was further survived by his brother Craig (Solveig) Corbin, his sister Carrie (David) Flores, their children Adam and Abby Flores and his former wife Katherine Corbin. He is also survived by his beloved grandson Reuben Victorious Tonder.

Arrangements are with the Bierman Funeral Home of Northfield.

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