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“Can't help but think of my own mother when I think about Barb. Her and Willma enjoyed each other's company. They are now probably cathcing up on...Read More »
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“Barb was so much fun, lived, and fought like a tiger for her family. It was an honor to know your mom. Even in her declining years, when I visited...Read More »
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“Linda, Scott and family - So sorry to see your mother has passsed away - our prayers are with you. May you know she is at peace. ”
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Barbara Kay Cory, age 82, formerly of Minnesota Lake, MN, died Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Prelude Homes in Woodbury, MN. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 AM Friday, September 13, 2019 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Minnesota Lake with Father Greg Havel officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 7 PM Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells. Visitation will continue one hour prior to service at church on Friday. Interment will be in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Barber Twp., Faribault Co., MN.
Barbara Kay was born September 1, 1937 in Fairmont, MN, the daughter of Leo and Leona (Boeckman) Koehler. She graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic high school in Mankato. Barb studied for a year at the convent of St. Theresa's college in Winona. She moved back home and worked until she met and married Raymond Cory on January 24, 1961 at St. John Vianney in Fairmont. Together they raised their six daughters on the farm in rural Minnesota Lake. Barb and Ray enjoyed dancing, going to various school events for their daughters, card club, and adventures with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Raymond Charles Cory; parents, Leo and Leona Koehler; in-laws Roy and Nellie Cory; daughter, Beverly Cory; grandson, Samuel Wright; brothers-in-law: John Jeffries, Gale Cazer, Roger Cory; sisters-in-law: Diane Cory, Lori Cory; and her beloved dog Blade.
She is survived by daughters Michelle Steinbach, Mankato, MN; Linda (Scott) Johnson Wells, MN; Katie (David) Froelke Spring, TX; Maryjo (Scott) Peirson New Richmond,WI; Ramona (Dale) Sack Clarks Grove, MN; daughter-in-law Kimberly Osland, Maplewood, MN; 12 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; sisters: Marlys Widmark, Bernadette Jeffries, Carol Cazer; brothers: Ellery Koehler, Gordon (Penny) Koehler; in-laws: Nancy (Martin) Dylla, Richard (Jenni) Cory; many nieces, nephews and their families.