Corrine Roys

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Corrine Rae Roys, 83, of Elkader, formerly of St. Olaf, passed away at the Elkader Care Center on Thursday April 9, 2015, after a short illness. She was born to Ray and Mabel (Erickson) Klingman on March 17, 1932, in Elgin, Iowa. She attended Hewitt Creek country school in Sperry Township and later the Volga High School.

Corrine was united in marriage to Kenneth Dale Roys on October 29, 1949. To this marriage were born eight children. Corrine and Ken farmed near Littleport and Volga. In 1967 they bought a farm near Clayton Center, Iowa, where they lived for 40 years. In 2006 they retired from the farm and moved to Elkader. After Kenneth’s death Corrine moved to Kingston Court in Elkader.

Corrine enjoyed talking about her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She maintained a vegetable garden at Kingston Court where she raised tomatoes and many flowers. She had a sharp mind and a quick sense of humor. She enjoyed sitting on her bench and watching the wild turkeys and talking with the deer that occasionally wandered by. 

Corrine was blessed with a large and close family, 18 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.  Corrine is survived four daughters Faith (Harley) McDowell, Webster City, Melody (Wayne) Derber, Sandwich, Ill, Connie Roys (Duncan Campbell), Belmond, Lisa Roys (Micabil) Diaz, DeForest, Wi, three sons Kenny Lee Roys (Joddy), Elkader, Lonnie (Marcia) Roys, Reedsburg, Wi, Kevin (Jeannie) Roys Elkader, a brother Charles Merlin (Caroline) Klingman, Volga/Plano, TX, and a sister-in-law Dolores Klingman, Volga.

Corrine was preceded in death by a daughter, Jenny; a granddaughter, Teresa Jo; her parents; a brother, LeRoy Klingman; and a sister, Leona Longmuir.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 13, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Volga, Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery, Volga. There was a visitation Sunday, April 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Leonard Funeral Home, Elkader, and one hour before services at the church on Monday.

Special thanks to friends and family, and the staff of Kingston Court and Elkader Care Center.


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