- May 20, 1956 - July 19, 2007
of Cory's Passing
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“My cousin, Cory, was one of the "good guys".
1 of 27 | Posted by: John R Orvik - Casselton, ND
“My cousin Cory was one of the nicest people I know. I remember visiting Irvin and Olive's place out in the country, many years ago. I'm...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Loren Orvik - Fort Smith, AR
“It is with great sadness that we express our condolences on the loss of our fellow Rider, and veteran. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Cory's...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Randy Lindborg - Dickinson, ND
“The one thing I remember about Cory, is he could always put a smile on your face. I havn't seen him in many years, but I know his daughters and...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Lisa Jansen (Anderson) - Bemidji, MN
“My thoughts & prayers are with Cory's family & friends. May your hearts find peace, comfort, & healing. You have a very special guardian angel in...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Tarra Hartl - Bismarck, ND
“We sre so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. God bless you.
6 of 27 | Posted by: Gary & Joan Koplin - Perham, MN
“Cory will be truely be missed by all who knew him.
7 of 27 | Posted by: Marsha - Kindred, ND
“He was one of the most enthusiastic people I have known. Many lives have been touched by him in an empowering way. I remember his dedication to...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Tim & Barb Fellman - MN
“I met Cory when I was a Girl Scout leader. We were having a sleepover at the armory where he was in charge. When we met he was putting together...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Sue Bergren - Becida, MN
“Cory was a great guy to work with and a person who always had time for a friend.He always greeted people so warmly and had a great heart.I worked...Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: Pam Bettin - Burnsville, MN
“Our sympathy and friendship to Cory's family.We know Stacy & Brady from when we lived in Bemidji and got to know Cory here in Ottertail as he was the...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Lowell & Karri Johnson - Perham, MN
“When I was in 6th grade I got the opportunity to attend Gaurd Camp at Camp Ripley. Cory was my counselor for the Fighting Falcons! I can...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Emily Steinmetz (Burnside) - MN
“My sympathies to your family. I have known Cory since I was 17, he was a good man, and he will be missed by all that knew him.
13 of 27 | Posted by: Chad Schroth - Thief River Falls, MN
“Cory was the coolest bus driver-he did some very neat things on his route. My son Tucker transferred to Perham schools after Thanksgiving and Cory...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Craig, Geri & Tucker Salmela - MN
“I have known Cory for many years - we went to the same country church and were in confirmation at the same time. He was always so kind and genuine....Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Debbie (Tollefson) Rentz - Eagan, MN
“Sergeant Orvik, (which I will always remember him by) was a true patriot. You could not find a person who truly cared about taking pride in...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Paul Peterson - Thief River Falls, MN
“Our heartfelt sympathies to Cory's family. He was a great soldier and good friend. He will be missed by all. God has truly chosen a good...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: Bryan and Karen Raguse - Brainerd, MN
“Our sympathy to Corys family. Cory was a special person that will be remembered for his kind,fun,and caring ways.He touched many lives and will...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Clayton and Janice Bannor - MN
“I remember Cory form high school. I got along with him pretty good. He was a nice guy and will be missed.
19 of 27 | Posted by: Loren Julin - Shevlin, MN
“cory was a great bus driver and he treated us with respect and loved to drive us to and from school. cory always had gave us candy for every holladay...Read More »
20 of 27 | Posted by: kayla jahnke
“I still cannot believe you are gone from this earth. The Lord must have needed your friendly smile, understanding nature, and willingness to help...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: Mike Smith - Shevlin, MN
“My deepest sympathy to the family of Cory.Sincerely Leonie Gardner.
22 of 27 | Posted by: Leonie Gardner - Eden Prairie, MN
“What a geat guy he was. He will be missed by so many people.We are so sorry to hear of his death. What a great guy! People will remember his...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: Andy & Ruby Anderson - Bemidji, MN
“My deepest sympathy to the family of Cory. Having just lost my father, I know this will be a very difficult time for the family. My heart...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Laura Hemmesch - Richmond, MN
“My heart goes out to Cory's family and friends. I never knew or met Cory, but the simple fact that he is a veteran, and a member of the Patriot...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: Don Rasmuson - Buxton, ND
“God bless you in this time of sorrow. Loosing a daughter at such a young we would not had made it without the support of friends and family. They...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: David Ohman - Detroit Lakes, MN
“We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts & prayers go out to your entire family. When someone you love becomes a memory ~ that...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Bemidji Lady Ducks - Bemidji, MN
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.
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.