Bruce Edward Korb
He was born in Burley, Idaho, the son of Leland Watson Korb and Pearl May Coffman Korb. He was 10th of 11 children. He married his wife of 45 years, Kathleen, on March 3, 1968.
He is survived by two children, Michelle (Bobby) Roberts and Glen Leon Korb, both of Paul; two grandchildren, Brooke Waters (Andrew) Ploof of Raeford, N.C., and Aprill Roberts of Paul; and two great-grandchildren, Riylee and Aleigh. He is preceded in death by his parents and seven siblings.
Bruce loved to fish and hunt when he was younger. He had a great love for collecting coins and antiques. He owned and operated Korb’s Antiques for almost 40 years with his wife, Kathleen. We have seen some of the greatest pieces of antique furniture ever refinished.
His great friend, Glen Bagley, got him into the love of antiques, auctions, buying, selling and flea markets. Oh, the joy of setting up on weekends in July in Sun Valley. Yard sales were also a passion. The memories of buying trips back east; just like pickers we’ve seen it all. Bruce was also a master silversmith; he could take a silver spoon and turn it into a beautiful ring or take a piece of silver and make the most beautiful ornate dinner rings. He always had a good comeback for everything, but he also knew when to say nothing at all.
He started his work early, working some with his brothers at Korb Masonry and at the old National Hotel. Later in 1968, he started at Burley Processing, where he stayed for 15 years until its closure. He then went to Simplot’s Heyburn plant, where he became a receiving supervisor overseeing incoming trucks of potatoes. He loved his job and would tell many stories. In 2001, he retired after 34 years due to his health. He still worked on furniture sold on eBay and rested. He lived his last few years at Parkview Care and Rehabilitation.
A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Christian Family Fellowship, 711 21st St. in Heyburn, Idaho, with Pastor Daniel Coto officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hansen Mortuary in Rupert.
Donations may be made to the church to help with expenses or the American Diabetes Association.