Cornelia "Corky" Donker

Dates

January 18, 1931 - January 27, 2015

Obituary

Cornelia "Corky" Donker was born January 18, 1931 at home in Aurora County to Gerrit and Ida (Klein) Overweg. She attended school in Center and Crystal Lake Townships and graduated from Stewart’s School of Cosmetology in Sioux Falls. She worked out of her home for many years.  On December 15, 1948 she married Peter “Bud” Donker.  Together they farmed, which kept her busy providing for a growing family.  Corky was an avid gardener and canner, she loved flowers and enjoyed doing field work, lambing sheep, sewing, crocheting and quilting. She was a member of the Dorcas Society in church and taught Sunday School and Catechism for many years. She was a member of the garden society and loved arranging bouquets for church, weddings and family occasions. She was a member of the Dakota Classic Cruisers Car Club, loved to travel, go camping, music, singing and dancing.

She leaves behind to morn her death her husband of 66 years, Peter “Bud” Donker, four children: Patricia Ann (Alan) Zwart, Larchwood, IA; Gloria Ilene (Don) Walz, Sun City West, AZ; Marcia June (Douglas) Beltman, Platte; Myron “Mike” (Dawn) Donker, Stickney; three sisters: Dora (Alvin) Dykstra, Stickney; Maybelline (Norman) Groeneweg and Thelma Bennett, Napa, CA; brother, Albert (Ardis) Overweg, Mount Vernon; 14 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, one great great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers: Dirk, Albert, Ivan, several sisters and brothers-in-law and three sons-in-law.


Visitation(s)

Date
Friday, January 30, 2015
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location
Aurora Reformed Church
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
Aurora Center, South Dakota

Service

Date
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Location
Aurora Reformed Church
Aurora Center, South Dakota

Cemetery

Aurora Reformed Cemetery
Aurora Center, South Dakota


Posted by Rosalie Spaans on January 29, 2015
Expressing my deepest sympathy to you Bud, and your family. With love and prayers.
Posted by Dianne Barnes Hoyt on January 29, 2015
I will really miss Aunt Corky, it was always nice to see them, when her and Uncle Bud would come to Texas and Oklahoma to visit. We will miss that very very much!
Love you Aunt Corky, I will miss you very very much!
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