William Beryl Corn

June 20, 1944 – March 20, 2023

WHEATLANDWilliam Beryl Corn was born in Laramie to Fredrick Beryl and Margaret (Williams) Corn. He was raised in Wheatland, attended schools there, and was a member of the United Methodist Church in Wheatland.

November of 1964, Bill joined the Wyoming Air National Guard and was stationed in Cheyenne. Becoming a Staff Sergeant, he earned an Air Force Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service; Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance; Air Reserve Meritorious Service; Armed Forces Reserve Medal; and Air Force Longevity Service Award. He was discharged in February 1985 as a Tech Sergeant (E6) Flight Line Mechanic.

After discharge, Bill worked road construction and drove heavy equipment for various companies in Wyoming and Texas. These included building roads into the parking lot of the Texas Motor Speedway and delivering inventory throughout the U.S. for Welton Office Furniture.

Bill met his wife, Rena Dykes, in 1993 on a road job in Cody where they were working for the same road construction company. They were married Dec. 11, 2003. Together, they enjoyed camping and 4-wheeling.

2002-2008, Bill worked for Andocite Quarry in Carr, Colorado; 2009-2010, he provided road maintenance at WNG Camp Guernsey. Bill retired in 2010 when he moved to Torrington.

Bill had lifetime memberships with Good Sam Club, Non-Commissioned Officers Assoc. of the U.S. and the American Legion.

Bill is survived by his wife, Rena Dykes; Sister, Lonnie C. Crow, Torrington; Sisters-in-Law, Nikki Corn, Gold, Illinois, Rita (Tom) Jansson, Cowley; Nieces Chris Corn, Little Rock, Arkansas, Jordan (James) Comer, Powell, Nephews Don (Kathy) Crow, and Doug Crow, both of Torrington; four Great-Nieces, two Great-Nephews, eight Great-Great Nieces and Nephews.

Bill was preceded in death by his father, Fredrick (1980), mother, Margaret (2011), and brother, Edward L. (2016).

Military and graveside services, officiated by Rick Carroll, will be held on April 1, 2023, 2 p.m. at the Wheatland Cemetery.

Cremation and Military arrangements by Colyer Funeral Home in Torrington.

Memorials may be sent to: Festival of Hope, P.O. Box 377, Scottsbluff, NE 69363.