Winnebago Frances M. "Fran" Cory, age 98, of Winnebago, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at Parkview Care Center in Wells.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Oct. 10, 2013, at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth. The Rev. Peter Klein officiated. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Winnebago. Spencer-Owen Funeral Home of Winnebago assisted the family with the arrangements.
Fran was born Aug. 22, 1915, in Wells, the daughter of N.J. and Monica (Yokiel) Neubauer. Fran was raised and educated in Wells where she was a 1932 graduate of Wells High School. She was married to Linus "Len" Cory on Dec. 30, 1941, in Wells. The couple farmed south of Wells for many years where Fran helped farm and also grew vegetable and flower gardens, canned and baked, did embroidery work and enjoyed playing the piano. She also enjoyed fishing and looking after her grandchildren. She was a longtime member of St. Casimir's Catholic Church where she was active in CCW. The couple moved to Winnebago in 1983 and became members of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Fran is survived by her sons, Chuck (Yvonne) Cory, of Easton, and Pat (Karen) Cory, of Wells; daughter, Joan (Barry) Rockvam, of Redwood Falls; seven grandchildren: Chad, Joe, Chris, Lori, Steve, Beth and Brent and 13 great-grandchildren: Adam, Devin, Ethan, Chelsey, Dusty, Emily, Kailey, Thomas, Sam, Megan,?Ben, Ashlyn, and Logan.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Len, in 1994; and two sisters, Loretta Staloch and Berniece Flynn.
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