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Myrtle "Myrt" L. Korbyn

February 27, 1928 — February 28, 2020


February 27, 1928
Hull, North Dakota
February 28, 2020
Sheldon, Iowa

1:30 P.M. Thursday, March 5, 2020
First Reformed Church; Sheldon, Iowa
Rev. Paul Van Maaren ~ officiating

will be after 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 4, 2020
with family present will be from 5 - 7 P.M.
at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.

“Living For Jesus”
“Just A Closer Walk With Thee”
Sung by: Rev. Paul Van Maaren
Organist: ~ Ingetta Tutje

Steven Smith Drew Schmidt
Jerry Elskamp Turner Stammer
Rob Van Gorp Ryan Van Gorp

East Lawn Cemetery
Sheldon, Iowa

After the graveside service, relatives and friends are invited to
join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements under the care of
Vander Ploeg Funeral Home, Sheldon, Iowa

Myrtle “Myrt” Korbyn, the daughter of William and Florence (Hill) Winterberg was born February 27, 1928 in Hull, North Dakota, where she also attended a country school. Myrt was united in marriage to John William Korbyn on July 17, 1945 in her parents’ home in Hull, North Dakota. After their marriage, the couple lived in North Dakota for three years and moved to Iowa in 1948, where they farmed until her husband passed away on September 22, 2008. Myrt remained on the family farm until 2018, when she moved into the Sanford Sheldon Senior Care in Sheldon, Iowa. Myrt passed away there on Friday, February 28, 2020, reaching the age of 92 years and 1 day.
She was a member of the First Reformed Church in Sheldon for all the years she lived in Sheldon. She enjoyed needle work, knitting, crocheting, camping and especially spending time with her family.
Myrt leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Norma and her husband, Bob Van Gorp of Sheldon, Iowa; two sons, LeRoy and his wife, Lyann Korbyn of Sheldon and Randy Korbyn of Mesa, Arizona; ten grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren, a brother, Marvin and his wife, Jeannette Winterberg of Linton, ND; also other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John, a son, Dale Wayne Korbyn; a daughter-in-law, Karleen Korbyn and her parents.
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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Vander Ploeg Funeral Home - Sheldon

724 Sixth Avenue , Sheldon, IA 51201

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

1:30 - 2:15 pm (Central time)

First Reformed Church

1101 7th St., Sheldon, IA 51201

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