Apr. 4, 1923 Pleasant Grove Olmsted County Minnesota, USA
Jan. 15, 2013 Rochester Olmsted County Minnesota, USA
Cora Ann Brackenbury, 89, of Rochester passed away on Tuesday January 15, 2013 at Sunrise Cottages.
Cora Ann Brackenbury (Felt) was born on April 4, 1923 in Pleasant Grove, MN to Sam and Hazel Felt, one of seven children. She went to school in Pleasant Grove until seventh grade. After her home burned down, she transferred to a country school. She then went to Anoka High School for two years then Chatfield High School for two years. She came to Rochester to work at Snow-Cap Root beer stand; that is where she met her future husband, Babe. They fell in love and were married February 22nd, 1947 at the Little Brown Church in Iowa. She retired in 1978 to take care of Babe who had Parkinson's disease and to raise her grandchildren. Babe passed away on January 19, 1994. They lived in an apartment on North Broadway until moving to 906 12th Avenue NE where they lived for the rest of their lives.
Survivors include their daughters Corinne Ann and Lesa Helen; Grandchildren Cally and Kyle whom they loved very much; great grandchildren Jensen, Liam, Mekhi, Annalise; and one sister Georgia Holtegaard. She is preceded in death by her husband, 2 brothers, 3 sisters.
Cora enjoyed golfing, bowling and teaching bowling to younger people. She has had great friends all her life and feels very, very, proud and happy. "I love you all and God Bless", Cora.
The funeral for Cora will be at 11:00am Thursday, January 17, 2013 at River Park Chapel, Macken Funeral Home with Pastor Carol Shaffer officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral.