Cory Sande

Friday, June 2, 2023 3:15 pm

Cory Sande age 52 of Reedsburg, Wis., (formerly of Decorah), passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at his home unexpectedly due to a recent health issue.

A private memorial service for immediate family will be held on Saturday, June 17, at Helms Funeral Home in Decorah, followed by a Celebration of Life for all family and friends of Cory at the VFW in Decorah from 1 to 4 p.m. An additional Celebration of Life for all family and friends of Cory will be held at E9177 North Reedsburg Road, Reedsburg, Wis., on July 22, beginning at noon.

Memorials may be made to Cory’s sons, Dalton and Carsen, in care of: Connie Sande, Aase Haugen Home Assisted Living, 8 Ohio Street Room 110, Decorah, IA 52101.

Cory was born on Jan. 15, 1971, in Cresco, IA, son of Eugene Sande and Connie (Holthaus) Sande. He attended St. Benedict’s School through 8th grade and then graduated from Decorah High School in 1990.

Cory held various jobs throughout his life, including Deco Products and Wal-Mart in Decorah.

He enjoyed salmon fishing up North, playing cards, shooting pool and watching movies. Cory liked listening to his music playlist, especially to Howard Jones and Neil McDaniel. He also enjoyed spending time with his Dad at his Dad’s cabin. He could always surprise you with a funny look on his face, hoping it would get you to laugh. He enjoyed simple pleasures like grilling a good pork chop or sitting by a campfire. He was a caring and genuine person and was kind to everyone. Cory was proud of both of his sons.

Cory is survived by his sons, Dalton and Carsen; his parents Eugene (Jan) Sande Lake Delton, Wis. and Connie Sande Decorah; his sisters Amy (Brent) Ashbacher Holmen, Wis., Kelly (Cheryl Matuszewski) Dvorak Eagle River, Wis., and Erin Sande Elkader; one step brother Frank (Natalie) Nguyen Woodruff, Fairfax,Va. his nieces and nephews: Karinna and Devin Ashbacher, Alexus Dvorak, Mariah, Mallory and Camren Darling; and step nephews Joshua and Jackson Nguyen Woodruff. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins that he enjoyed spending time with.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents Selmer and Jeanette Sande and Raymond and Hilda Holthaus.; aunt and uncle Darlene and Wayne Perry; uncle Elwood Syverson; uncles Adrian, Willard, Ken and Ron Hothaus; aunts Inez Schmitt and Pat Seiler; aunt and uncle Jane and Doug Blair; and cousins Michael Robertson, Jean Hill, Philip Blair and Teresa Holthaus.

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