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Corinne Drongesen

September 22, 1938 January 17, 2019
Corinne Drongesen
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Obituary for Corinne Drongesen

Corinne Drongesen, 80, of Mount Vernon, died Thursday, January 17, 2019, at the Lisbon Rehabilitation Center. Private Services were held. Arrangements by Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Mount Vernon.

Survivors include her children, Sara Drongesen, Jeff (Kim) Drongesen, and Beth (Dave) Mhire; grandchildren, Alisa (Jorell) Ellis, Riley and Kiah Drongesen, and Cassie and Jessie Mhire; and great-granddaughters, Kobi and Karlee Ellis.

Corinne Luella Wilcox was born September 22, 1938, in Cedar Rapids, to Dana and Beatrice (Burge) Wilcox. She graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1956, and later attended Wayne State College in Nebraska, graduating with her Bachelor’s degree in 1973. Corinne worked as a teacher, as well as an accountant, most recently for the State of Alaska. She retired in the late 90’s. Corinne enjoyed traveling, drinking coffee, and doing crossword puzzles. She owned a 150 year Heritage Farm, and co-owned the Java Hut and Mount Vernon Motel. Corinne also belonged to PEO for over 50 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and favorite aunt, Bernadine Burge.

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Event Information

Services are private.

Memorial Contribution

Martelle Volunteer Fire Department

Lisbon-Mount Vernon Ambulance Fund


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