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Cornelia "Corky" May Schroeder

November 30, 1926 February 12, 2017
Cornelia "Corky" May Schroeder
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Obituary for Cornelia "Corky" May Schroeder

Worthington, MN

Cornelia “Corky” May Schroeder, age 90, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017, at the Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington, MN.
Corky was born on November 30, 1926, in Le Mars, IA, the daughter of Erick and Freida (Obermoller) Martinson. She married Marvin Schroeder on September 17, 1947, in Brewster, MN. They lived their entire life at the home farm. She enjoyed gardening, her plants, sewing, baking cookies, her numerous cat chores, and raising their five children. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Corky is survived by her husband, Marvin of 69 years; five children, JoAnn (Roger) Heimensen of Blaine, MN, Jeanette (Gordon) Varuska of Worthington, MN, Dale (Bonnie) Schroeder of Worthington, MN, Dwayne (Sherrie) Schroeder of Oklahoma City, OK, and Joyce (Roger) Nelson of Worthington, MN; seven grandchildren, Travis (Becky) Heimensen, Eric (special friend Katie Goldschmidt) Nelson, Adam (Tearrany) Nelson, Taya (Kyle) Johnson, Nathan & Jacob Schroeder, and Caitlin (fiancé Brandon Brooks) Schroeder; eight step-grandchildren; four great grandsons, and one step great grandson..
Corky was preceded in death by her parents, Erick and Freida Martinson; brothers, Ivar and Virgil Martinson; sister-in-law, Clara Martinson; infant sister, Rosetta Christina Martinson; son-in-law, Roger Heimensen, and nephew, David Martinson.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Mark Schreiber officiating. Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN and also from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Matthew Lutheran Church or Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington.
Benson Funeral Home is coordinating the arrangements.

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5:00 PM 2/15/2017 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/15/2017 7:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
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10:30 AM 2/16/2017 10:30:00 AM
St. Matthew Lutheran Church

1505 Dover Street
Worthington, MN 56187

St. Matthew Lutheran Church
1505 Dover Street Worthington 56187 MN
United States

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Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

29600 County Highway 35
Worthington, MN 56187

29600 County Highway 35 Worthington 56187 MN
United States

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