Dolores Ann Cory

  • Born: May 21, 1928
  • Died: April 10, 2020
  • Location: Easton, Minnesota

Bruss-Heitner Funeral Homes

255 2nd Ave SW
Wells, MN 56097

Tel. (507) 553-3124

Tribute & Message From The Family


Dolores Ann Cory, age 91, formerly of Easton, MN, died peacefully on April 10, 2020 at Cottage Wood Senior Communities in Rochester, MN. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a private graveside service will be held with Father Greg Havel officiating. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is in charge of arrangements. Memorials preferred to the Storm Restoration Fund for Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Easton, MN. See http://www.olmcstcstjb.org/index.php/our-lady-of-mt-carmel/donations-olmc.
Dolores was born on May 21, 1928, in Faribault County, the daughter of Paul K. Stenzel and Balbina (Chicos) Stenzel. She married Gordon Patrick Cory on April 13, 1948, in Easton and raised her fourteen children on the farm that she loved. She liked to work outside whenever she could—gardening and taking care of the baby pigs and the chickens. Even in her later years, she wanted to be out mowing the lawn. Dolores was also an excellent seamstress, cook and baker. In years past, her famous homemade chicken noodle hotdish was the star of every holiday meal. Over the years, she served on various committees at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Easton, MN. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Easton.
Dolores is survived by her children Cathy Cory of Minneapolis, MN, Jim Cory of Albert Lea, MN, Bob (Dottie) Cory of Sarasota, FL, Mary Cory, Dan (Doreen) Cory of Sarona, WI, Karen (John) Kuntz of Rochester, MN, Tom (Judy) Cory of Starbuck, MN, Ken Cory of Woodbine, IA, Patty (Brad) Stegeman of Maple Lake, MN, Don Cory of Easton, MN, Will (Carol) Cory of Lester Prairie, MN, Sandy (John) Beaudry of Lester Prairie, MN and Joe (Rhonda) Cory of Duluth, MN; grandchildren and their families; Patrick Cory, Colleen Cory, Kristin (Chris) Folke, Sara (Jason) Lesmeister, Katie (Jay) Larsen, Matt Cory, Lynnette Cory, Chad (Kristin) Stegeman, Angie (Ryan) Mueller, Rachel (Michael) Stegeman Graham, Bryan Cory, Shane Cory, Chris Beaudry, Melissa Beaudry; and nine great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband Gordon, her son Timothy, her parents Paul and Balbina, her brothers Raymond, Dominic, Vincent and Daniel, and her sisters Helen, Regina and Gertrude. "May the angels lead her into paradise; may the martyrs receive her at her arrival and lead her to the holy city Jerusalem. May choirs of angels receive her, and may she have eternal rest" (adapted from a traditional prayer, In paradisum).