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Louise Ositha Cork

October 30, 1906 January 21, 2011
Louise Ositha Cork
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Brewster, MN

     Louise Ositha Cork, 104, was born on October 30, 1906, in Brewster, MN, the daughter of Adam and Mary (Gilomen) Ruckelshausen. Louise married C. Clare Cork on October 4, 1951, in Luverne, MN. She enjoyed attending church and Bible Study, socializing at the Senior Citizens Center, crocheting, and knitting. She loved to travel with her family and traveled to Europe at the age of 90. Louise went to her final Home on Friday, January 21, 2011, at the Sanford Hospice Cottage in Sioux Falls, SD.
     Louise is survived by her children, Sherry (Daniel) Bierwagen, Janice (Richard) Hass, and Carol Hogue; step-children, Delores Hammer, Pauline McAllister, and Paul (Hazel) Cork; grandchildren, Beth (Mike) Rusert, Lisa (John) Kirchman, Joel (Donna) Bierbach, Kim (Gordon) Coyle, Todd (Lisa) Osthus, Janet (Ed) Gustafson, Eric (Stace) Osthus, Cara (Roy) Tock, Dr. Tobin Lindblom, SFC Seth (June) Lindblom, and Nora (Steve) Pierce; great grandchildren, Greg Rusert, Laura Rusert, Kim (Travis) Fox, Karen Kirchman, Sean Kirchman, Isabelle Bierbach, Chris Coyle, Sara (Joe) Washburn, T.J. Coyle, Jamie Gustafson, Ashley Gustafson, Saylor (Matt) Skogland, Cody Osthus, Nathan Tock, Ethan Tock, and Justin Pierce; great great grandchildren, Carter Coyle, Marinn Fox, and Lucy Fox; one brother, Albert Ruckelshausen, and one sister, Helen Zinnel.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Adam and Mary Ruckelshausen, husband, C. Clare Cork, brother, Carl Ruckelshausen, step-daughter, Norma Connell, and an infant daughter.
     Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 26, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Brewster, MN. Casket bearers will be Tobin Lindblom, Eric Osthus, Todd Osthus, Cody Osthus, Joel Bierbach, Jamie Gustafson, Chris Coyle, and T.J. Coyle. Honorary bearer will be SFC Seth Lindblom. Burial will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 26, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Brewster.

After internment, dinner will be served at Trinity Lutheran Fellowship Hall, Brewster, MN.

Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.


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