He had five children: Teri Laman of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Tom Laman, who preceded him; Pete (Kristy) Laman of Honor; Lisa Laman Baker of Empire; and Gina (Richard) Springer of Granville, Ohio. He had 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Corky served in the Army in 1946. He worked for Bastian Blessing, Grand Haven, for 45 years. He was a member of American Legion Post 28. He was friendly to all, loved by many; they said Corky never met a stranger.
Services will be March 16, 2019, at 9 a.m. at St. Phillip Neri Catholic Church in Empire; following Mass there will be a celebration of his life at the Empire Village Inn. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to: Emergency Fund (Empire Area Community Center), P.O. Box 123, Empire, MI 49630.