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Cory Dean Van Winkle


Cory Dean Van Winkle, 31, of Brooklyn, formerly of Marion, died Friday evening, Sept. 7, 2018. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn. Private inurnment will be in Oak Shade Cemetery, Marion, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to his children in care of Kloster Funeral Home, PO Box 341, Brooklyn, IA 52211.
Cory is survived by his mother, Janet Jones (Rod) of Brooklyn; two daughters, Aliyah Van Winkle and Aubriana Van Winkle, both of Cedar Rapids; his companion, Alysha Cornelius of Cedar Rapids; two brothers, Shay Van Winkle (Kristin) of Cedar Rapids and Christopher Van Winkle (Sydney) of Cedar Rapids; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Cory was preceded in death by his father, Rodney, in 2013; his grandparents; and an aunt, Teresa Cooling.
Cory Dean Van Winkle was born Aug. 10, 1987, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Rodney Dean and Janet Louise Mikesh Van Winkle. He attended the Linn-Mar schools. Cory was employed with Jeld-Wen Manufacturing in Grinnell as a forklift operator. He loved his family dearly, especially his two daughters. He generously gave of himself, helping whenever and with whatever was needed, was fun-loving and had a great sense of humor. Cory considered himself "a country boy" who loved to fish, hunt and spend time at Holiday Lake. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Iowa Hawkeye fan. He enjoyed music and creating his own rhythms.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.klosterfuneralhome.com.