Cory Champlin

Cory L Champlin

Saturday, April 7th, 1962 - Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
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Cory L. Champlin, 57, of Independence, IA died on Wednesday October16, 2019 at her home in Independence, IA.

Cory was born on April 7, 1962 in Minneapolis, MN the daughter of Derek and Dencil M. (Wilts) Champlin. She attended various schools in Minnesota and Wisconsin before her family made their home in Independence, IA in 1976. She was a 1980 graduate of St. John’s Catholic High School, Independence, IA. On June 15, 1985 she married Rick Holt at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Independence, IA; the couple later divorced. Cory loved to cook, and spent many years working as a Cook.

She is survived by her two sons; Michael Holt, Independence, IA and John (Sarah) Holt, Ankeny, IA, two brothers; Kirk (Jill) Champlin, Annandale, MN, and Jon Krattenmaker, Darwin, MN, a sister Kim (Norbert) Heinen, Independence, IA, many nieces and nephews, a close cousin Bonnie Hunter, Brainerd, MN, and two grand dogs Champ and Barry.

Cory is preceded in death by her father, Derek Champlin, her step-father Kenneth E. Krattenmaker, and her mother Dencil Krattenmaker.

A Visitation will be held from 3 PM until 6 PM on Sunday October 20, 2019 and a Funeral Service will be held at 10 AM on Monday October 21, 2019, at the Reiff Family Center – Funeral Home & Crematory in Independence, IA. Burial will be held at a later date.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 20th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Sunday, October 20th, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Reiff Family Center - Independence
    216 3rd Ave SE
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  • Service

    Monday, October 21st, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday, October 21st, 2019 10:00am
    Reiff Family Center - Independence
    216 3rd Ave SE
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Cathy blair

Posted at 04:27pm
I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I’m so glad you had the happy memories of the wedding to remember. Our deepest sympathies to you both and your family. Cathy and Tom Blair

Peggy Lake-Keller

Posted at 02:37pm
Remember to hug each other as you, laugh and cry, thinking of Cory! Cory was a great addition to the St. John's high school . It is hard to remember when she was not a member of our class. She was quick with a smile and a comment! May you find peace and a soft place to land Cory!

Jim & Tina Bishop

Posted at 10:34am
Cory we love you in life & death. You will be forever in our hearts. We are reminded of God's promise of eternal life where loved ones never part. God Bless and help heal the sorrow of all those who love Cory.

Janie Draker-Randall

Posted at 04:31pm
Cory will be missed.


Posted at 04:18pm
At this sorrowful period in your life, please accept my sincerest condolences for the death of your loved one.  Reflecting on the divine promises found in the Bible will give you hope and strength to keep going until all of God's promises are fulfilled. (Romans 15:13; John 5:28, 29).

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