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George Korobka

January 1, 1948 — May 10, 2022

George Korobka


George Paul Korobka, age 74, of Hays, Kansas passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2022, the result of an automobile accident in rural Phillips County, Kansas. He was born January 1, 1948, in Regensburg, Germany to Tony and Anna (Metschetnaja) Korobka. George was a graduate of Newton High School. On December 24, 1979, he married Virginia (Ferguson) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

George and his wife, Virginia, owned and operated Reeves Fumigation Services in Atwood, Kansas before moving to Hays in 1991. He then became the Ellis County Noxious Weed Director. George was a US Army Veteran and had received a Purple Heart Medal which is earned by a service member who has greatly sacrificed themselves, or paid the ultimate price, while in the line of duty.

George was a member of the VFW and American Legion. It was no secret that he was simply an outdoorsman. George absolutely loved fishing and hunting, as well as his Monday night trap shooting at the Hays City Sportsmen's Club. He always saw the biggest deer on the property, but his shot was off just enough for it to escape. The stories were always amazing & he enjoyed telling them. His love for fishing was evident, spending his last day at the lake, casting for the big one.

George was a proud grandpa to six grandchildren and especially enjoyed his time with "The Littles" which is the youngest three grandchildren. Taking them to the park, playing in the yard or watching them at their sports events. George enjoyed a good day finding treasures at garage sales, there was always a bargain to be found. He was also known to partake in a little gambling, particularly in Las Vegas, but could easily be convinced to go gambling about anywhere.

George is survived by his wife, Virginia of Hays; two sons, Brice Korobka and wife Vicki of rural Phillipsburg and Gage Korobka and wife Pri`Trisha of Ellis; a brother, Victor Korobka of Newton, Kansas as well as his six grandchildren, Kruze, Locke, George, Brooke, Trace and Tyler.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Luba and Switlana.

Funeral services will be 11:30 AM Friday, May 13, 2022, at Brocks-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67601. Military Honors courtesy of the Hays VFW Honor Guard. Private family burial will follow.

Memorial contributions are suggested to ARC Park or the Hays City Sportsmen's Club. Donations made payable to the organization may be sent in care of the funeral chapel.

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Funeral Service Friday

May 13, 2022

11:30 AM

2509 Vine Street

Hays, Kansas 67601

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