Funeral services, following MN State Covid Guidelines with capacity limits, social distancing and face coverings, for Cora Foss of Roseau will be held on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Helgeson Funeral Home in Roseau. Visitation will be from 9-11 at Helgeson's. Interment will be at the Duxby Cemetery in rural Badger, MN.
Cora Foss was born at Pinecreek, MN on July 19, 1931 to Syvert and Gina (Boroos) Kompelien. Growing up, she attended the Ross School through 8th grade.
Cora married Abraham Foss on March 24, 1949 in Roseau, MN. They had three children – Carol, Vernon and Tommy. Cora held several jobs throughout the years. She was a nurse’s aide for numerous years, worked at Polaris Industries and was a waitress at Nelson’s Café in Roseau until she retired. After retirement she continued to work miscellaneous jobs at Wally’s Deli and North Country Inn as a housekeeper. Cora was a lifetime member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary and Moe Lutheran Church.
She loved to can, and make lefse and potato dumplings. She was always up for a game of cards, especially Whist and Rummy, and she loved to play Yahtzee. She bowled for numerous years on a bowling league. Most importantly, she loved to be with her family. She attended many school programs, church programs and sporting events for her grandkids and great-grandkids. Cora was a hard worker. Her door was always open to everyone. She loved to visit and she loved unconditionally. As a family, we were very blessed to have her as a mom and grandma.
Cora is survived by her daughter Carol (Frank) Poell; sons Vernon (Sheryl) Foss and Tommy Foss; grandchildren Jaclyn Poell, Jerry Foss, Rachel (Dallas) Diesen, Melanie Davidson, Robin Foss, Cara Waage and Shannon Foss; twelve great-grandchildren Kevin, Kameron, Dustyn, Hannah, Dawson, Kobe, Aubrey, Danika, Abram, Harper, Etta and Eddison; two great-great-grandchildren Oaklynn and Kinlee; sisters-in-law Marie Kompelien and Helen Kompelien; special cousin Clara Johnson; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Abe; parents Syvert and Gina; infant sons Marvin, Jerry and Timmy; great-grandson Damian; brothers Melvin, Gilmore, Albert, Jackie, Helmer, Melvin, Kenneth, Raymond and Ole; sisters Mildred Gross and Olga Norcutt.
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