Cori was God’s child from the start and on June 25th, he called her home unexpectedly.
Cori was born to LeRoy and Ruth Rakotz on February 10, 1960 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Cori had many loves in her life. She loved the Vikings and never missed a game. She loved animals, black olives and her “Chino” coffee. Cori’s real love was her family. Whether it was sitting around a camp fire or in the back yard, she was happiest around family. Cori had an infectious giggle and loved to play jokes on people. She was a caring, loving, happy person. When Cori loved something, she loved with all her heart.
There is no way to fill the void for us but God is very fortunate to have an angel like her by his side.
Cori is survived by her parents LeRoy and Ruth Rakotz (St. Cloud); her siblings: Pamela Rakotz (St. Cloud), Amelia Wolf ( Crystal) and Charlene (Jeff) Stromwall (St. Augusta); her nephew and nieces: Christopher Stromwall, Brittany Rakotz, Natasha Rakotz; her grand-niece and grand-nephew: Caitlin and Justin; and her special friends: Melissa and Dave Frieze.
Special thanks to: Life one Transport, St. Cloud Hospital staff and Dr. Backes for their efforts to save our dear Cori.
Also, special thanks to all the staff at the Supported living home in Spicer for the love and care they gave Cori all these years.
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The family will hold a private memorial service to celebrate and remember Cori’s life.
I remember hearing stories of Cori from being in my grandmother Ruth’s womb to her early childhood. God missed his Angel and nearly called her home early in her life but He saw how much this family needed her and He graced us with 55 amazing years of her love and kindness.
Her smile lit up the room, her laugh was infectious. Her gentle spirit made every moment in her presence precious memories that I can forever look back on and smile and bask in the warmth of her unconditional love for her family.
She was an amazing woman with so much love in her heart to give and I am so thankful that I got to have her as my auntie.
I love you Cori.
I did’t know Corifor very long, but i will always remember her. I’ll miss laughing with her over something silly and talking about how the Vikings are doing and how many fish she was going to catch on the next fishing trip. Thank you to Ruth and LeRoy for letting me know the wonderful woman that Cori was. God Bless.
How do I say good bye to my sister. My heart is broken. I loved Cori so much and I feel I just didn’t get enough time with her. She was so sweet, funny and curious. She enjoyed the simple things in life that we sometimes are to busy to appreciate. I am so blessed to have had her in my life. Cori, there will always be a plate of black olives on the dinner table for you. I hear your voice, I hear your laughter and I close my eyes and see your face. I still can’t believe you are gone, but God needed to call you home. One day, we will be together agian. I love you for always.
How do I say good bye to my Sister. I can’t come to grips you are gone. I loved you so much. God graced me with such a gentle, loving sister. You could appriciate the small, simple things in life that most others were to busy to notice. I could go on and on about all the wonderful times we had together. My heart is broken. I see your face when I close my eyes and I hear your voice when I am still. I will always love you and maybe one day my tears will be replaced by the happy memories of our life together. For now the pain is too great. I love you Cori and some day we will be together again.
Dear Ruth, LeRoy and family,
Many prayers and thoughts are coming your way from your neighbor to the South to mitigate the lose of your beautiful daughter Cori. God bless you and your family. Know that His comfort and love will help you to understand and accept His eternal plan for each of us to be at His side.
“When tomorrow starts without me,don’t think we’re far apart…You only have to think of me…I’m right here in your heart” ….My 1st cousin (childhood memories) rest in peace dear one..My condolences to Ruth and Leroy and families……Sandy
“When tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart…you only have to think of me..I’m right here in your heart”….My 1st cousin (childhood memories) Rest in peace dear one. My condolences to Ruth,Leroy and families Sandy
Our heart and prayers go out to Corrine’s family and dear friends.
Rita & Doug Rice
cousin of Leroy
Working with Cori was a special experience. She was a sweet person with a wonderful sense of humor and she always found some way to make me laugh. She will truly be missed.
Ruthie and LeRoy, So sorry for your loss. I happened to read my cousins obituary and saw the Rakotz name and checked it to see it was your daughters.