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Milton Corey

March 16, 1947 — October 31, 2011

Milton Corey, 64, died unexpectedly on Monday, October 31, 2011, at his home in rural Herman. He was born in Morris, Minnesota, on March 16, 1947, to Loren and Katherine (Christenson) Corey, baptized and confirmed at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Herman, and attended the Herman Public School. Milton held the distinction of being crowned the second Homecoming King of the Herman High School. After graduation in 1965, Milton continued his education in accounting at the Alexandria Area Technical College, where he was honored as Snowball king. Milton enlisted in the Minnesota Army National Guard in 1966 and served for nine years. He was discharged in 1974 with the rank of Staff Sergeant. On September 12, 1970, he and Diane Marie Satre were married in Hoffman. The couple made their home on the farm they still live on and built their house in 1974. Through the years, Milt worked for Jordahl Advertising of Herman, Riley Brothers Construction of Morris, G & W Manufacturing in Norcross, Joe Blume farm and Paul Summers farm, both of Herman, drove truck for Lee Sykora of Hoffman, and was presently working for the Kevin Pattison farm of Elbow Lake. Milt also did his own farming, along with raising Corey's Registered Belgian Draft Horses. He sold his horses all over the area and was a regular participant in many parades in the area since 1976. Milton and his horses provided transportation for many weddings parties, delivered Santa in area towns and gave great sleigh rides. Since 1976, he never missed the horse sale in Waverly, Iowa. Milton was one of the founding members of the Grant County Wagon Train and served as secretary of the Northern Minnesota Draft Horse Association. In 1989, he participated in the Montana Centennial Cattle Drive, one of his most memorable occasions where he was asked to haul the Budweiser dancing girls in a parade through downtown Billings. He also fed elk with a team of draft horses and bob sled in Big Piney, Wyoming, for the Wyoming Forest Service. He also enjoyed hunting in Montana. Milton was a family man who enjoyed his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Diane of Herman, his daughter Michelle (Bruce) Sperr of Herman, and son Michael (Peggy) Corey and Madeline of Herman; sister Linda Fiebelkorn of Alexandria and brother Clayton (Bonnie) Corey of Hoffman; grandchildren and their families: Nick (Laura) Lehman, Courtney and Bryce, of Herman; Heidi (Greg) Blume, Hunter and Zander, of Herman; Tanner (Kadie) Lehman of West Fargo; and Jessica (Mike) Volker of Herman. Other survivors include brothers-in-law Dennis, Gerald (Laurie), James (Tammy) and Thomas Satre, all of Hoffman, and sisters-in-law Susan (Armond) Gylsen of St. Louis Park, Marcia (Danny) Wilson of Evansville, IN, Mary Satre of Minneapolis, Barb (Bill) Keep of Hoffman, and Deb Satre of Bemidji, special friends Chris (Jen) Nelson of Wahpeton, ND and Corey (Kristi) Nelson of Breckenridge, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, members of the Amish communities, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Loren and Katherine Corey, brother-in-law Jerome Fiebelkorn, and his father and mother-in-law, Ellsworth and Lorna Satre. Memorial Service: 10:30am Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, Bethel Lutheran Church, Herman Clergy: Rev. Jennifer Rose Visitation: 5-8pm Thursday, 7:30pm prayer service, at Bethel Lutheran Church, Herman; visitation will resume at the church one hour prior to service.

Funeral Home: Erickson-Smith Funeral Home - Elbow Lake 116 1st Street NE Elbow Lake, MN US 56531

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Visitation
Thursday, November 3, 2011
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bethel Lutheran Church

201 3rd St. E
Herman, MN 56248

Prayer service at 7:30 pm; visitation resumes one hour prior to service on Friday.

Service
Friday, November 4, 2011
10:30 AM
Bethel Lutheran Church

201 3rd St. E
Herman, MN 56248

Visitation one hour prior to the service.

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