Corliss “Corkie” Wallen
Visitation: Sunday, December 4, 2022, from 1-2 PM at the Schipper Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: Sunday, December 4, 2022, at 2 PM at the Schipper Funeral Home.
Corliss “Corkie” Wallen age 72 of Colon passed away on Friday, December 2, 2022, peacefully at her home.
Corliss was born on May 25, 1950, in Sturgis, MI, a daughter to the late Gerald and Juanita (Tiejema) Urick.
Corliss graduated from Sturgis High School with the class of 1968. After her retirement from Kirsch Co. she would obtain an associate degree from Glenn Oaks Community College.
On March 12, 1977, Corliss married her husband of 44 years, Jackie R. Wallen in Sturgis at the Sturgis United Methodist Church. Jack would precede her in death on June 17, 2021.
Corliss worked at Kirsch Co. for 30 years until they closed. She and her husband Jack were members of the Shakin Hammers String Band. Corliss loved her music, gardening, tending to her plants, and doing puzzles.
Surviving Corliss are her children: Amy (Robert) Ballestros of Canton, GA, Heather (Eric) Wilke of Warsaw, IN, Jason Wallen of Sturgis, Jackie (David) Eells of Burr Oak, and Amanda (Michael) Knauss of Colon, 21 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and her dog Barney.
Besides her parents Gerald and Juanita Uric and her husband Jackie Wallen, Corliss was preceded in death by her two brothers: Gary and Douglas Urick.
The Wallen family will receive friends and relatives on Sunday, December 4, 2022, from 1-2 PM at the Schipper Funeral Home LTD. in Colon. Following the visitation, a funeral service will begin at 2 PM. Cremation will take place following the funeral service.
Ida Wallen and Richard Gilbert
December 3, 2022 @ 11:58 pm
Corkie was so dedicated to her family, especially to my brother, Jack.
She was driven to enhance the lives of her children and grandchildren. Her love gave her purpose and passion.
In my life I’ve never known a more kinder, soft-spoken, loving person. We’ve all been so blessed to have her in our lives.
Love to all and know we care so much.
December 5, 2022 @ 10:54 am
.What a blessing to have so many grandchildren and more more great-grandchildren! Beautiful person will be missed.