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Maurice Edmund Korsmo Jr.

April 24, 1936 ~ April 21, 2019 (age 82)

Maurice Edmund Korsmo Jr., of Arlington, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2019.  He was born on April 24, 1936 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Maurice Edmund Korsmo Sr. and Ruth Mable (Phillips) Korsmo.  Maurice served in the United States Army serving in the Korean War.  He attended Baptist Bible College and was a retired Baptist Pastor.  The joy of his life was reading his Bible, talking about God, and working in the yard with his wife.  Maurice never met a stranger and had a passion for people.  He was preceded in death by his wife Sandra Korsmo of fifty years and his parents.

Those left to cherish his memories are his son, Rick Korsmo and wife Denise; daughter, Laurie Watkins and husband David; son, Michael Korsmo; daughter, Christine Yancey and husband Kevin; grandchildren, Casey Watkins and wife Ashlee, Michael Watkins and wife April, Sascha Martinez and husband Carlos, Colin Korsmo, Caitlin Saenz and husband Brian, Christopher Yancey, Kelsey Yancey, Krystiene Korsmo, Carter Korsmo, Sarah Korsmo; nine great grandkids; brother, Fred Korsmo and wife Sharon; sister, Fran Kriz and husband Tom of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and many cherished nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contributions can be sent to PTSD Foundation of America, www.ptsdusa.org and condolence messages for the family can be sent to 1111 Cypress Point Mansfield, Texas 76063.

Graveside service for Maurice will be Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 2:00PM at Emerald Hills Memorial Park in Kennedale.  The family will receive friends for visitation on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 5:00-7:00PM at Emerald Hills Funeral Home in Kennedale.

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