Coralie "Corky" Frank
03/10/1946 - 08/26/2021
Obituary For Coralie "Corky" Frank
Coralie “Corky” Frank (Carlson), age 75 of Sparta, passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at her home with her family at her side.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mike and Ida Carlson; her husband, Larry Frank; and her brother and sister-in-law, Clayton and Pat Carlson.
Corky is survived by her children, Cheryl Deur, Frank "Joe" and MaryAnne Zimmerman; her grandchildren, Michael (Heather) Deur, Gini (Gary) Bryan, Molly (Nick) Taylor, Sarah Waddell, Adam Jones, Ashley Jones, and Zachary Jones; her great grandchildren, Bailey Deur, Madyson, Tyson, and Camden Taylor, Emma Paynter, Aubrey Paynter, Gary Bryan, and Natalie Newville; her brother, Clark and Betty Carlson; many cousins, her nieces and nephews; and her very dear friend, Carol Fairchild.
A private burial will be held in Elmwood Cemetery in Cedar Springs.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions in lieu of flowers to Make A Wish Foundation.
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Sorry about your mother and grandmother, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Linette Waddell
So sorry to hear this news. Coralee was a high school classmate of my husband and I. She was a happy sweet gal with a beautiful smile. Praying for peace and comfort to her family. Ken & Nancy Erickson Sparta
Coralie was a wonderful women and friend. She will be missed. RIP.
Coralie's family lived next-door to our family while we were growing up in our younger years and we became close friends. Later their family moved out in the country outside Sparta but we continued to be good friends throughout our growing up years. We had so many great memories & laughs together that I'll always remember. Although she was born with a disability she never let that stop her from doing what she wanted. She was determined to do everything that anybody else could do. My dad taught her how to water ski at our cottage, she had her own horse, Smoky, and in later years she made trips to Russia several times bringing relief items to people who were. suffering over there. I am so very thankful that I had the chance to spend time with Coralie a few weeks ago when we had traveled back to Sparta from our home in Atlanta . We had so many laughs remembering our times together knowing that she was sick & it would be our last time together. I also got to meet her wonderful son, Joe, who had been so lovingly caring of her during this time. She also talked so lovingly about her close friend and "angel" as she referred to her, Carol Fairchild, who had been so supportive these past few years during Coralie's illness. She couldn't say enough nice things about how much Carol (& Joe) had done for her. I know she is in heaven with her mom & dad, brother, Clayton , and her husband, Frank, & is no longer suffering. My deepest sympathies go out to her children, grandchildren, & great-grandchildren. May she Rest In Peace
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