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Barry Jonathon Plank Corrigan

Posted September 10, 2013 in Ankeny, Obituaries

December 15, 1963 – September 4, 2013

Barry Corrigan

Barry Corrigan

Barry Jonathan Plank Corrigan, age 49, passed away sometime prior to Wednesday, September 4, 2013, in Urbandale, Iowa where he was currently living. His untimely passing tragically cut short his passionate commitment to his future goals to be a loving son, father, brother, and friend. Barry was born on December 15, 1963 in Ames; the son of LeRoy Plank and Carolyn Corrigan. He graduated from Chadron Nebraska High School and Iowa State University and was currently employed as a crew foreman with A+ Lawn and Landscape.

Barry married Connie Mandelko on August 6, 1983. To this union, Barry was blessed with two children. Connie and Barry later divorced. He then married Tara Roepsch on August 17, 2002 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Barry loved flying, NASCAR (especially Dale Earnhardt Sr.), fixing cars, boating, golf and reading. Every new day was an adventure for him. He had a passionate love for life, a contagious smile, optimistic nature and will be missed by his family, friends, and co-workers; all of whom all loved him so very much.

Barry is survived by his wife Tara Corrigan, of Urbandale; daughter, Brenna Plank (LukeLawlor) of Madrid; son, Cory Plank of Ankeny; step-daughter, Kori (Conner Feldotto) Corrigan,; former wife Connie Jensen, of Ankeny, mother, Carolyn (Ronald) Corrigan of Mountain Home, Arkansas; father, LeRoy (Vicki) Plank of West Des Moines; sister Kelly (John Elkins) Corrigan Becker, of West Plaines, Missouri; three step-sisters, Danielle (David) Plank Harris of Okinawa, Japan, Kathleen Miller of West Branch, Iowa and Tracy Corrigan of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; a step-brother, Michael (Lisa) Corrigan of Sharon, Massachusetts; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Ankeny Funeral Home, 1510 West First Street, Ankeny, Iowa on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 11:00 AM. As a show of sympathy, memorials should be directed to the family to be used to purchase a memorial bench overlooking Saylorville Reservoir, a place that Barry loved. On-line condolences may be expressed at

Information provided by:
Ankeny Funeral Home and Crematory
1510 West First Street
Ankeny, IA 50021

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