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Viola G. Cordes


Mon, May 14th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Viola “Vi” G. Cordes, 89, of Rushford, Minn. died on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at her daughter’s home in Lake City, Minn.

Vi was born on May 2, 1923, in La Crosse, Wis. to Ben and Gertrude (Henze) Jacobson. She was raised in Rushford and graduated from Rushford High School in 1941. On June 27, 1942, she was united in marriage with Alfred “Foxy” Cordes. She worked at Norm’s IGA and Rush Products in Rushford for many years. Vi was an active member of Rushford Lutheran Church where she was secretary/treasurer and was on the properties committee. She was also a member of the Rushford Historical Society, Federated Club and Rushford Legion Auxiliary. In her spare time Vi enjoyed golfing, fishing, bowling, playing cards and gardening.

She is survived by two children: Allan (Catherine) Cordes of Red Wing and Carol (Tom) Proud of Lake City; four grandchildren: Theresa (Kendall) Bigalk and their children: Ryan, Brady, Mariano and Kasen; Angela (Lars) Olson and their children: Jordan and Morgan; Michelle Fieck and her children: Kayla and Kirsten; and Kevin (Jennifer) Proud and their children: Carter and Austin; and by one brother, Harold (Carolene) Jacobson of Rushford.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

The funeral service was on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Rushford Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jan King officiating. Burial was in the Rushford Lutheran Cemetery.

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