Kevin Corcoran, 48, of Williston, N.D ., and formerly Havre, Mont ., passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center in Williston.
His funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday morning, June 29, 2013, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Williston by Father Russell Kovash. Interment will follow at a later date. Cremation has taken place.
An evening vigil will be held Friday at 5 p.m. at the Everson Memorial Chapel.
Kevin Daniel Corcoran was born July 30, 1964, in Havre, to Bert and Marie (Perusich) Corcoran. He was raised in Havre, the youngest of six children. He enjoyed helping his Dad tending to and branding cattle. During his high school years he enjoyed wrestling and had much success playing football as a lineman for the Havre Blue Ponies.
At the age of 16, he received his C.D.L ., and through all his years of driving truck he had never been in an accident. He was also a successful backseat driver to anyone he happened to be riding with. In 1989 Kevin took a job with Halliburton Energy Services, and started his new life in Williston.
In the summer of 1991, Kevin was at a company picnic and noticed a beautiful young woman sitting beneath an oak tree and said to himself, "I'm going to marry her someday." On May 11, 1992, Kevin married Missy Sailer in Williston, and at that time he also gained a stepson, Destin, whom he loved as one of his own. Shortly after their wedding, their daughter Dakota was born. They moved to Havre in 1995 where their daughter Whitney was born, and their son Hunter followed in 1996.
In 2001, Kevin hired on with BP/Tesoro Trucking as a manager in Tioga N.D ., prompting them to move back to Williston, which became their permanent residence. Kevin was district manager of Sanjel for five years, and then ventured out on his own for a year owning and operating Tomahawk Consulting, an oilfield consulting service. His current job at Oasis Petroleum as a completion superintendent was one that he both enjoyed and took pride in. He was well-known for starting the day off with his amazing sense of humor, however was not afraid to get his point across if needed.
He was a member of the API, and the Williston Moose Lodge. Kevin was a descendent of the Chippewa Cree Tribe and a member of Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation in Montana.
Some of his passions in life included: camping, boating, hunting, riding snowmobile and ATV's, working and branding cattle. Golfing was a favorite pastime of his, and he would find time to play in as many tournaments as he possibly could. A few years back he went into the cattle business with his brother Matt, and enjoyed taking trips back to Montana to work and brand the cattle. He spent many hours tinkering and could fix almost anything. He was very devoted to his family; they were his world. He cherished the time spent vacationing all over the world with them.
He was a loyal friend and treasured the times simply hanging out or having Friday manager's meetings with his buddies who nicknamed him "Big Kev." He was a great son, brother and uncle. He was the "rock" of his own family and was very devoted to them, they were his world. He will be greatly missed and forever loved.
Kevin will be forever missed by his wife of 21 years, Missy Corcoran of Williston; two sons, Destin Cole of Bismarck, N.D ., and Hunter Corcoran of Williston; two daughters, Dakota Corcoran of Williston and Whitney Corcoran of Hinsdale; his dad, Bert (Josephine) Corcoran of Havre; his mother, Marie Corcoran of Havre; three brothers, Mike, Scott and Matt (Mary) Corcoran of Havre; his sister, Berta (Sam) Schmidt of Great Falls; two half-sisters, Lauren and CeCe Corcoran of Havre; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Jackie Corcoran; his paternal and maternal grandparents; and his brother-in-law, Joseph Wetzstein.
Friends may visit http://www.eversonfh.com to share remembrances of Kevin.
Friends may call at the Everson Funeral Home on Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m ., and at the church on Saturday for the hour preceding the funeral mass.
The Everson Funeral Home of Williston is caring for the family.