Daniel Bruce Corts

September 17, 1933July 7, 2024
Obituary of Daniel Bruce Corts


Murphy Funeral Homes

Lt Col Daniel Bruce Corts (USMCR) was born in Stoughton Wisconsin on September 17th, 1933 to Harry and Jaetta (nee: Metzler) Corts. He died of natural causes on Sunday, July 7th, 2024 at the Sunrise Assisted Living in Alexandria Virginia. Daniel attended high school in Billings Montana and began a 36-year career as a U.S. Marine (Active and Reserve officer) there in 1952. Daniel met his future spouse Eleanor M. Mitchell while visiting her brother Jack in Missoula, Montana, and married on November 27, 1957 in Seattle, WA where Daniel worked for Boeing Airplane Factory. Daniel completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial psychology while attending the University of Montana in Missoula, while raising three sons there: Darryl (66, Lansdale, PA), (twins Nicholas and Norman (65 of Burke, VA and Memphis, TN). Eventually employed as a research psychologist for the US Army, they made their way to Indianapolis, Indiana and subsequently Washington, DC where Daniel was employed at the US Office of Personnel Management. A Korean War Era veteran who served 4 years active duty in Japan, and then 32 years as a Marine Corps Reservist. Daniel was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in July 1962 and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel until 1988. Daniel, Eleanor and the family lived in the Washington DC area in Arlington for 55 years, employed at the Office of Personnel Management as a Senior Industrial Psychologist. Daniel and his son Darry enjoyed the history and provided guided tours of the City, Shooting, Motorcycle riding, and traveling with Eleanor to numerous countries in Europe & South America. Lt Col D. B. Corts USMCR will be interred in Columbarium #9 at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia with his wife Eleanor, at a time and date to be determined. From your sons and friends: We’ll miss you and hope you are at peace with Eleanor in a better place.

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