In Memory of Corlie Sue Kohnekamp



Corlie  Sue Kohnekamp
Corlie Sue Kohnekamp
Born: June 25, 1951
Died: July 9, 2021
Age: 70
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Corlie Sue Kohnekamp
June 25, 1951 - July 9, 2021
From: Battle Creek, IA

Corlie Sue Kohnekamp, age 70, of Battle Creek, Iowa, passed away on Friday, July 9, 2021, at the MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center of Sioux City, Iowa.

A Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 15, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., followed by a Prayer Service at 6:00 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek, Iowa.  The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Battle Creek, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com


Corlie Sue Kohnekamp, the daughter of Delyle and Edith (Sifling) Booth, was born on June 25, 1951, in Corona, California. She grew up in the Spencer and Milford, Iowa area, where she received her education and graduated from Milford High School with the class of 1969. 

In February 1973, Corlie was united in marriage to Randy Vermeys in Okoboji, Iowa. The couple made their home on the hilltop in Battle Creek, Iowa. They were blessed with three children: Ryan, Alicia, and Chad. The couple later parted ways.  Corlie married William “Bill” Kohnekamp on October 22, 2004, in Ida Grove, Iowa and Corlie welcomed Bill’s four children: Cindy, Bill Jr., Michelle, and Sarah.

Corlie worked in a variety of jobs through her years, including Farmland in Denison, a CNA, bartender, waitress and cook. Corlie had a passion for reading and finally found her true calling working at the Battle Creek Public Library. She also enjoyed puzzles of all kinds, including crosswords and jigsaw puzzles, live music, watching football and rooting on the Chargers.  She loved a good thunderstorm and enjoyed quiet evenings outside stargazing.

Spending time with her grandkids, family, the in-laws, out-laws and her many friends is what she enjoyed the most.  Corlie had a heart of gold and her door was always open. She was always willing to listen and offer up advice. She cherished her family and friends, and was a second mom to many. It was not uncommon to find her extra kids spending time on the hilltop, helping "Mom" with various chores and tasks. She taught all of us to love unconditionally, forgive when necessary, have fun, and laugh often. 

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, William “Bill” Kohnekamp of Battle Creek, IA; children: Ryan (Tess) Vermeys of Spirit Lake, IA, Alicia (Brenton) Watkins of Grimes, IA, and Chad (Mindi Terrell) Vermeys of Urbandale, IA; step children: Cindy (Al) LaDuke, Bill Kohnekamp Jr., Michelle Kohnekamp, and Sarah (Buddy Leisinger) Kragel; twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; brother Dave (Mary) Booth of Hampton, IA; sister Rosemary Booth of Milford, IA; extended family, friends and all of her “kids”. 

Corlie was preceded in death by parents, Delyle and Edith Booth; brother, Ronald Manville; and sister, Kathie Booth.

SERVICES

Prayer Service
6:00 p.m., Thursday,
July 15, 2021
First Presbyterian Church
Battle Creek, Iowa

OFFICIATING

Pastor Eugene Tolstedt

VISITATION

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.,
Thursday, July 15, 2021
First Prebyterian Church
Battle Creek, Iowa

INTERMENT

Mount Hope Cemetery
At A Later Date


Condolences


Friday, July 16, 2021 at 4:53 PM
“Bill so sorry on your loss”
- nancy werneburg
Friday, July 16, 2021 at 4:53 PM
“What a thoughtful and nicely written obituary - a wonderful tribute to Corlie. I didn't know her well but growing up I remember my Grandmother Mildred Wonder always having something happy and positive to say about Corlie. She made my grandma happy. My sympathies to Corlie's family. ”
- Peggy Gustafson
Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 9:14 AM
“I am so very sorry for your loss and have been thinking of all of you. Corlie was a special person who certainly will be missed by so many. I enjoyed working with her when he helped at the Battle Creek Public Library and I have so many wonderful memories. I know that you do too. ”
- Sheila Petersen
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 8:58 AM
“Bill so sorry on your loss I didn't know her well but did go back and forth on Facebook”
- Wayne and Ina Mae
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 3:36 PM
“Rest in peace my dear friend. I will cherish the memories we made growing up and into our adult life. God love you Corlie.”
- Dan Roberts
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 3:36 PM
“We were very blessed to know this special lady. My deepest condolences and prayers if comfort and strength to all she leaves behind.”
- Sandy Davis
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 9:04 AM
“Ryan (Bubba) and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. ”
- Matthew Hawn
Monday, July 12, 2021 at 4:30 PM
“So very sorry to hear of Corlie’s passing. My thoughts and prayers to the family.”
- Becky Nichols
Monday, July 12, 2021 at 4:30 PM
“I am so saddened by Corlie's death. I will sure miss her. We spent many nights on the hill on the porch enjoying the lovely weather that was felt... only on the hill. We go back so far, I couldn't begin to leave my thoughts in a short paragraph.... so my condolences to the kiddos and families and a FAREWELL to U, Corlie Sue!!”
- Mareta Vermeys
Monday, July 12, 2021 at 4:30 PM
“Deepest sympathies to Corlies family. She will be dearly missed by so many.”
- Angie Strom
Monday, July 12, 2021 at 4:30 PM
“Sending your family light and love as you all go through this hard loss. Corlie watched over me when I was little and she was the coolest woman I could’ve gotten to grow up with. She will be sorely missed. ”
- Casey Ludwig
Monday, July 12, 2021 at 4:30 PM
“My deepest sympathy to the family. Hugs and prayers are being said for you. ”
- Marjorie Roelofsen
Monday, July 12, 2021 at 9:55 AM
“So sorry for your loss,remember Corlie as always having a smile and always a friendly Hi”
- Philip and Dianne Lowman
Monday, July 12, 2021 at 9:55 AM
“So sorry for you loss, I remember Corlie as always having a smile and always a friendly “Hi””
- Dianne and Philip Lowman
Monday, July 12, 2021 at 9:55 AM
“Oh Corlie Sue, how you will be missed. You left us with great memories, but you left to soon.”
- Kathy Morrill
Sunday, July 11, 2021 at 5:54 PM
“We have SO many great memories with Corlie, so much fun! We were blessed to have her in our lives. We will certainly miss her! Keeping all of you in my prayers. Love Always, Lynne and Neil Bjorholm”
- Lynne and Neil
Sunday, July 11, 2021 at 5:54 PM
“I send my hugs and love for the immediate family! She was one of the best people I know! Lots of memories with her. Love and miss her! ”
- Ashley
Sunday, July 11, 2021 at 5:54 PM
“My deepest sympathy to Corlies family. She was a nice lady always knew you, with a smile a hi how re you or a wave. God Bless her family and you're in my prayers.
- Fern Krayenhagen
Sunday, July 11, 2021 at 5:54 PM
“My deepest sympathy to the entire family. Gone too soon, she will be greatly missed. ”
- Jennifer Helle
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