In Memory of Christian "Chris" Corbin

Christian  "Chris" Corbin
Christian "Chris" Corbin
Born: December 23, 1965
Died: June 1, 2018
Age: 52
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Christian "Chris" Corbin
December 23, 1965 - June 1, 2018
From: Ida Grove, IA

Christian “Chris” S. Corbin, age 52, of Ida Grove, Iowa passed away on Friday, June 1, 2018, at the UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s of Sioux City, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek, Iowa. Rev. Kevin J. Freese will officiate. A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen -Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

Christian “Chris” Susan Corbin, the daughter of James and Diane (Nailor) Kollbaum, was born on December 23, 1965, in Battle Creek, IA. Chris grew up in Battle Creek and graduated from Battle Creek High School with the class of 1984. She went on to further her education at Iowa State where she received her Masters of Arts Degree in Teaching.

After college Chris taught in the Schleswig and Castana Public Schools before going overseas to Caracas, Venezuela where she taught at the American Embassy for six months.

Chris returned home to Iowa where she started working as a caregiver for others including her family. Chris married Robert “Bob” Corbin in Elk Point, South Dakota on September 23, 2005. The couple made their home in Ida Grove, Iowa and Chris welcomed Bob’s children Seth, Danielle and Dillion.

Chris loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She enjoyed crafts, visiting with others, and scratching a couple scratch tickets here and there.

Chris was a dedicated daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandma, friend and caregiver. She will be remembered for her loving, upbeat, outgoing and caring attitude by all that knew her.

Chris is survived by her husband Robert “Bob” Corbin of Ida Grove, IA; children Seth (Jamie) Corbin and their children Blake and Kendra of Ida Grove, IA, Danielle (Cody Lorenzen) Corbin and daughter Zoey of Battle Creek, IA, Dillion (Rachel Remmick) Corbin and children Ava, Bailey and Caleb of Odebolt, IA; brother Brandon Miller of Battle Creek, IA and his son Kadon Miller and his mother Katie Sholty of Ida Grove, IA and Barrett Miller of Cherokee, IA and his children Brayden and Madilynne and their mother Tiffany Lundeen and her children Joseph, Jesse, and Terry of Marcus, IA; sister Kim (Don) Bremer and their sons Jonathon and Jason of Sioux City, IA and Kim’s son Chance Rohlk (Fiancée Taylor Huisman) of Sioux City, IA; aunt Julie Walls of Battle Creek, IA; uncle Doug (Laurel) Nailor of Carson, IA; extended family and friends.  

She was preceded in death by her mother Diane (Nailor) Miller; and grandparents Don and Marilyn Nailor.



10:30 a.m., Thursday
June 07, 2018
First Presbyterian Church
Battle Creek, IA


Rev. Kevin J. Freese


Brandon Miller
Kadon Miller
Barret Miller
Chance Rohlk
Mark McNear
Gerry Schrank

Honorary Pallbearers
Dillon Corbin
Seth Corbin
Don Bremer
Josh Walls
Cody Lorenzen
Jeff Ten Eyck


5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Christensen-Van Houten
Funeral Home
Ida Grove, Iowa


"The Old Rugged Cross"
"Amazing Grace"

Mary Jo Watson, Pianist


Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 3:32 PM
“I am so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you and keeping you in my prayers. ”
- Sheila Petersen
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 4:37 PM
“We are so sorry for your loss Bob. We will miss Chris and her amazing sparkle.”
- Stan and Lisa Corbin
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 10:14 AM
“So sorry to hear about Chris... she was my son Jary's classmate. She will certainly be missed. Condolences to all. ”
- Mareta Vermeys
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 10:14 AM
“So sorry to hear of Chris' passing. I'm so sorry for her family.
- Fern Krayenhagen
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 10:14 AM
“My deepest condolences to Chris's family. She was such a wonderful lady and I always enjoyed her upbeat personality and our chats. She will be missed deeply. Sending my prayers. ”
- Lindsay Grant
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 2:52 PM
“Chris's passing will leave a void that not even time can fill. My prayers and support go out to Bob, the Corbins and Chris's family.”
- Pauline Hogan
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 9:12 AM
“Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss. I spent many memorable days with Chris in our youth. She will be missed. ”
- Rick Mefferd
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 9:12 AM
“Sending deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your loved one.”
- Dave & Sharon Richards
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 9:12 AM
“We grieve with you at the loss of a wonderful lady.
Joel Leenaars and Gail Friend”
- Joel Leenaars
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 9:12 AM
“It has been a day or two since we have last visited with you RIP Dear Our sympathy to your family and friends
- Wayne Bliesmann & Ina Mae Bliesmann
Monday, June 4, 2018 at 10:03 AM
“I love you so much Aunt Chrissy
Give my grandma's a big hug and kiss from me
LOVE always your mini ”
- Tiffany Lundeen
Monday, June 4, 2018 at 10:02 AM
“I will miss you Chris, can’t believe you are with the Angels already. You left too soon, I’m thinking GOD knows why. Love to You & your family
- Michele Corbin
Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 11:22 AM
“My condolences to her family. Prayers of comfort.”
- Rich Renfro
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