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Cory I. Orvik

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Cory I. Orvik, age 51, of Perham, MN, passed away suddenly on Thursday, July 19, 2007, at MeritCare Medical Center, Fargo, ND. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 23, 2007, beginning at 11:00 am at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Perham, with Father Joe Herzing officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday, July 22, at Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham, from 4:00 - 8:00 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 pm. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to funeral services at the church on Monday.

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Cory Irvin Orvik was born May 20, 1956, the son of Irvin and Olive Orvik in Bagley, MN. He grew up and attended school in Bagley graduating from Bagley High School in 1975. He retired from the MN National Guard, Bemidji 2nd 136 Raging Bulls after twenty-nine years of dedicated active duty. Cory was involved in numerous volunteer activities including the Jaycees, Police Reserve, Dent American Legion, church duties, the Patriot Guard Riders, and many, many more.

Cory is survived by his wife, Mary, Perham, MN; children, Amy (Marlo) Bannor, Fargo, ND; Stacy (Derrick) Ness, Bemidji, MN; Brady (Amanda) Orvik, Bemidji, MN; Joel (Missy) Smith, Perham, MN; Jason (Lisa) Smith, Perham, MN; Jeremy Smith, Perham, MN; and Jacob (Kellie Dodds) Smith, Perham, MN; nine grandchildren, Cody, Missy, Nicholas, Allison, Andrew, Morgan, Kenny, Thomas, and Parker, whom he loved more than anything; sisters, Charlotte Rongstad, Bemidji, MN; and Linda Neuenfeldt, Linden, MI; a brother, Kyle (Maureen) Orvik, Lino Lakes, MN; many nieces, nephews, honorary grandchildren, and a large extended family.

Preceding Cory in death are his parents.

Cory will be dearly missed by many, many people as he had touched so many lives.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Henry's Catholic School, Perham, or a charity of your choice.

Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham, MN, is in charge of the arrangements. (218) 346-5175. Online tributes may be posted on www.schoenebergerfuneralhome.com.

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