Colin A. Corrigan

Posted 12/31/23

MENDOTA – Colin A. Corrigan, 38, passed away on Nov. 30, 2023.

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Log in

Colin A. Corrigan


MENDOTA – Colin A. Corrigan, 38, passed away on Nov. 30, 2023.

There will be two services held for MSG Colin Corrigan. On Dec. 14, 2023, a military memorial was held at Ft. Huachuca in Sierra Vista, Ariz. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024, at Wasmer Funeral Home located 2112 W. Main St. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. with services starting at 11 a.m. Burial will immediately follow at Melugin Grove Cemetery in Compton. Full Military Honors will take place with the United States Army and several local Veteran's groups participating. Chase Corrigan will act as honorary pallbearer. Dinner to follow burial at Mendota Moose Lodge located at 211 E 12th St.

Colin was born in Mendota on June 10,1985, to Deana (Merriman) Shupp and Kevin Corrigan in Mendota. He was married to Stephanie Phillips on May 20, 2019, in Clarksville, Tenn. Colin was a 2003 graduate of LaSalle-Peru High School.

Colin is survived by his wife SFC Stephanie Phillips of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; his children Chase and Sienna Corrigan of White Lake, Mich., Cameron, Sage, Conor and Calum Corrigan of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; his mother, Deana (Merriman) and Alan Shupp of Oglesby; his siblings, Kevin and Kim (Kleckner) Corrigan of Mendota, Jorge & Kelly (Corrigan) Fernandez of DeKalb, Stacy Zawacki; Todd Witek and Luke Zawacki, both of LaSalle; and many nieces and nephews.

He was proceeded in death by his daughter Shanley Corrigan; his father Kevin Corrigan; his brother Asher Zawacki; his maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Darlene Merriman; his paternal grandparents, Anabel (Fry) and Leo Gehant, and Leroy (Bud) Corrigan.

After high school, MSG Corrigan proudly served with the United States Army 75th Ranger Regiment for 13 years, 5th special forces group for four years, and was currently serving as an Inspector General for three years at the time of his death. During Colin's military career he had completed a total of eight combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq and one occupational rotation to Turkey. In 2004, MSG Corrigan completed Airborne school, in 2005 Ranger Indoctrination Program, 2009 Pathfinder & Basic Leader Course, 2012 Advanced Leadership Course (ALC), 2016 Operational Controller, 2018 Senior Leadership course (SLC), and 2020 Inspector General.

During MSG Corrigan's military career he received a Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, three Army Commendation Medals, Joint Service Achievement Medal, three Army Achievement Medals, five Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, three Iraq Campaign Medals with Bronze Service Star, three Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, three Army Service Ribbons, Army/Air Force Presidential Unit Citation, and six Overseas Service Bars.

MSG Corrigan gave in death as he gave in life; he was an organ and tissue donor. Colin's final act of kindness was to give the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.

Memorials may be directed to the family. Condolences can be left at