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).


Condolence & Memory Journal

I used to do Delores's hair every Friday! I absolutely loved her we had the best visits, my parents were from Easton so we had that in common, also I loved to hear about all u kids! I feel like I know all of you, she would also bring me treats, awesome rolls. Terrific lady, she will be missed.
Take care, Denise Redman, Salon NeeCee

Posted by Denise Redman - Alden, MN - Acquaintance   April 13, 2020

May our memories of all the years roll on. We dedicate this Good Friday to the forever memory of my grandmother the bravest, most loving, creative and dedicated grandmother. Raising 14 children in the times of the Vietnam war on a farm handed down through generations, settling in the origins of midwestern America. She loved her family, farm and enjoyed the flowers she grew. I wish I had more time to spend and learn so much more from Grandma Delores who made many of the family's wedding gowns and everyday outfits. Her recipes of homemade cinnamon rolls, breads, cookies and everyone's favorite ice cream dessert. She always ~ had a cake pan full for the grandkids hiding in the basement freezer. Grandma was an inspiration and will forever be to me. I am so thankful to celebrate her life today. Please be kept safely in my heart ♥ many more tears and memories to flow on forever no more pain only love

Posted by Melissa Beaudey - Maple Lake, MN - Grandchild   April 11, 2020

We send our heartfelt sympathy to all of Dolores' family. Dolores was a wonderful, very gentle woman and we always enjoyed visiting with her at the Stenzel Reunions in Albert Lea. May she now rest in peace. Larry & Mary Stenzel, Decatur, TX

Posted by Larry & Mary Stenzel - Decatur, TX - Family   April 10, 2020

Sympathy to the families of Dolores. Your families are in our thoughts and prayers.
Tim and Lori (Rauenhorst) Stenzel.

Posted by Lori Stenzel - Pemberton, MN   April 10, 2020

Dear Cory Family,

SO so sorry to read of Dolores's passing. I have so many fond memories of being out to the farm. RIP Dolores.

Posted by Gwen Eich - Cedar Falls, IA - Family   April 10, 2020