Connie Rae (Bauman) Korf 1937-2020

Connie Rae (Bauman) Korf was born November 15, 1937 to Lloyd and Ann (Groehnoff) Bauman in Huron, South Dakota. She passed away on December 29th, 2020 at her home in Yuma, Colorado with her children at her side. Connie was a glorious 83 years old. She graduated from Huron High School in 1955. Then she attended Huron College for two years. The family moved to Colorado in 1956. She earned her degree in education from Colorado State College, now the University of Northern Colorado.
In December of 1959, after an interview with K.P. Morris, Superintendent of Yuma Schools, Connie was hired to fill a position within the Business Education Department at Yuma Union High School. She often said, “When Shop-All has a birthday, I’m reminded of how long I have lived in Yuma.” Although she began teaching in Yuma, the bulk of her career was spent teaching business courses at Otis High School. She was proud to be an Otis Bulldog!
In her 30 years of teaching, she saw technology advance from manual typewriters to computers and the internet! She loved being the FBLA Sponsor for 23 years and continued as an advisor to the program well into her retirement. In her retirement, she also enjoyed serving as the Chairwoman of the Supervisory Committee for the Yuma Federal Credit Union, from 2000 to 2020. The YFCU staff loved her dearly.
Connie and Dan Korf were married in 1963. They have four children: Susan, Cynthia, Kirsten and Brian. Family was very important to her. Living in a small town, Connie was always on the look out for cultural opportunities and adventurous activities for her children. Everything from the elegant Ballet of the Nutcracker to rafting the Numbers on the Arkansas River. This picture is from one of those adventures. She also enjoyed her travels with the First National Bank of Yuma; she especially loved learning about the history and unique aspects of the places they would visit. Another passion of hers was cooking, she loved trying new recipes and fixing family favorites. Connie touched the lives of so many former students, and was blessed by the love of her many friends.
Connie is preceded in death by her parents, Ann and Lloyd Bauman, other relatives, friends and loved ones.
Connie is survived by her children Susan and husband David Mekelburg; Cindy and husband Carey DuVal Jr.; Keri and husband Pat McCabe; Brian and wife Kim Korf along with her grandchildren: Carey, Kaleigh, Matthew, and Brandon DuVal; Talon and Keynan Roggasch; Robbie, Molly, and Emma McCabe; Olivia, and Hayden Korf, along with 2 great grandchildren Kayde and Arlo Roggasch. She is also survived by her sisters Judy Parker and Debbie Bauman.
The Celebration of Life for Connie Rae (Bauman) Korf will be held at a later date with a touch of all of her favorite things.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to:
Connie Rae Korf Memorial
℅ Baucke Funeral Home
128 S. Ash St. Yuma, CO 80759