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Rosalie P. Corson, sister of the three co-founders of Elkhart, Ind.-based Coachmen Industries Inc., passed away Sunday (March 19) after a yearlong battle with cancer. Corson was 68.
Corson was recurrently involved in the family business, founded in 1964 in Middlebury, Ind., by brothers Thomas, Claude and Keith and now headed by niece Claire Skinner.
She was a 1955 graduate of Bristol (Ind.) High School, a 1960 graduate of Purdue University and earned her master’s degree in marketing from Indiana University in 1980.
Subsequently, she was associate editor of the American Society of Engineers, director of public relations and advertising for Coachmen, director of public relations and advertising for Interlochen Center for the Arts, managing editor of RV Trade Digest magazine, and mostly recently was a faculty member of Ivy Tech State College.
She also was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and several journalism associations.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, 1531 Cobblestone Blvd., Elkhart. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2715 E. Jackson Blvd.
Memorials may be given to the church, or to Interlochen Center for the Arts, P.O. Box 199, Interlochen, Mich., 49643.