In loving memory of

Minnie Coree
August 5, 1954 - February 13, 2021

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Minnie Coree, 66, of Colo, Iowa passed away Saturday, February 13, 2021, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. A gathering of friends and family will be held on Friday, February 26, 2021, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., with an 11:00 a.m. memorial service, Saturday, February 27, 2021, at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care, 414 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa. Masks and social distancing are required due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Minnie Uhrhammer was born on August 5, 1954, in Gary, Indiana to Charles and Dorothy (Loding) Uhrhammer. She was a graduate of Crown Point High School. She attended Vincennes University and transferred to Purdue University graduating with a BS in Civil Engineering. At Purdue, Minnie met and married the love of her life, Brian Coree. From this union, three children were born: James, Andrew, and Amanda. About twenty years ago, Minnie had some health concerns and it quickly became known that not only was Brian a perfect match for her in their life partnership, but also as an organ donor when she needed a new kidney.

Her family describes Minnie as a sassy, fun, and full of love type of person. She enjoyed reading, traveling and was pretty crafty with yarn. Being a homebody at heart, she loved holidays and spending time with her family. Minnie never went anywhere without her famous bell necklace that tinkled when she moved. When you heard the sound of that necklace, you knew she was nearby. Minnie attended McCallsburg Presbyterian Church. She was a proud member of the Order of the Eastern Star (PWM), the White Shrine of Jerusalem (PWHP), and the Order of the Amaranth (PRM, PGRM). For 20 years, Minnie worked as Office Manager of the Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa.

Minnie is survived by her husband of 43 years, Brian Coree of Colo, IA; children, James (Kelsie) Coree of Williamsport, IN, Andrew (Sara) Coree of Collins, IA and Amanda Coree of Colo, IA; grandchildren, Dillan and Grayce Coree, Hannah and Hunter Clair, all of Collins, IA, Tristen Coree and Devin Mitchell of Colo, IA; siblings, John (Donna) Uhrhammer of Mountain Home, AR, Charles (Betty) Uhrhammer of Crown Point, IN, Dorothy Whittaker of Hammond, IN, and Carolyn Elam of Harrisburg, IL; sister-in-law, Dorothy Uhrhammer of Fort Wayne, IN; as well as many extended family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Dorothy; sister, Anna Adams; brother, Pete Uhrhammer; and beloved fur baby, General.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family at P.O. Box 291, Colo, IA 50056 or The Amaranth Diabetes Foundation.

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Dan Staebell wrote on Feb 27, 2021:

"We all will miss Minnie dearly, Vicky and I send prayers to Brian and the family. She was very delightful and always so pleasant to visit with. Our memories will be forever in our minds of her many contributions to the APAI. Rest In Peace Minnie. Dan and Vicky Staebell"

Jane Smith wrote on Feb 26, 2021:

"Going to miss this great friend, so many memories of our times together in Earl Park and throughout the years. So glad we were able to see her last summer. Hugs and prayers for Brian and all of Minnie's family."

Shona P Lynch wrote on Feb 22, 2021:

"My thoughts are with Brian and all the family. Met Minnie in Scotland and took to her and Brian instantly. She was a lovely lady and Im sorry I wont see her again. In heaven with the angels."

Brad Schwiebert wrote on Feb 22, 2021:

"Minnie was such a wonderful lady and I enjoyed visiting with her at the APAI over the last 15 years. She will be greatly missed. My condolences go out to her family."

Jim Fisher wrote on Feb 22, 2021:

"Minnie was our contact person for our American Legion post 274 when we did color guards for the Asphalt Paving Association conventions. We have missed seeing her and we send our heart felt condolences to all of your members and to her family. Jim Fisher Post Adjunct "

Dave Ricken wrote on Feb 20, 2021:

"Our Thoughts and Prayers are with Brian and Family. Minnie will be dearly missed by all, she always made everyone feel special and was always on top of things. She always cared about peoples lives outside of APAI which was special, and left us with many memories from APAI. Dave and Lori Ricken"

Nick Ford wrote on Feb 19, 2021:

"I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed her great humor and spirit. I jointed the APAI a few years ago and will not forget how she went out of her way to call and take time at the meetings to talk. I will miss those chats..."

Purple Wave Auction wrote on Feb 19, 2021:

"Thoughts and prayers to Minnie's family, from the Purple Wave Auction team. "

Dennis Lohrer wrote on Feb 18, 2021:

"Thoughts and prayers to Brian and Family. A big loss for the APAI she will be greatly missed. Always enjoyed visiting with her. Margie and Denny Lohrer "

Mel and Sherry Monk - Alabama Asphalt Pavement Ass wrote on Feb 18, 2021:

"We met Minnie several years ago when Iowa hosted a national meeting. We really enjoyed meeting her. She did a great job at meeting and was a joy to be around. Alabama Asphalt Pavement Association. Mel and Sherry Monk."

Christina wrote on Feb 18, 2021:

"Minnie was so great to work with and talk to, we will miss working with her. Our condolences to her family, friends and co-workers. The Team at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown"

GARY LEMONS wrote on Feb 17, 2021:

"Minnie will be missed greatly by the Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa. She was always organized and efficient, and did it all with great cheer. Our prayers to Brian and the family. Gary and Mary Lemons"

Carol Chebuhar wrote on Feb 17, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss. I have always enjoyed working with her on the APAI newsletter. She will be missed."

Steve Alexander, photographer wrote on Feb 17, 2021:

"What a loss- to her family, and friends! I count myself among her friends for 20 years. She was great to work with or have a conversation ,and I'll definitely miss her. My condolences to Brian and family. May God rest her soul. "

DeWayne Heintz wrote on Feb 17, 2021:

"Minnie was one of the really good ones! Be it a phone call, email or in person encounter , she always made the day a little brighter."

Brady Meldrem wrote on Feb 17, 2021:

"Minnie was always a joy and a friend. Julie and I will miss her laughs and that smirky look when things needed fixed. "

Brady Meldrem wrote on Feb 17, 2021:

"What a sad day. Minnie was always a joy and a true friend. Julie and I send condolences. "

Keith Bailey wrote on Feb 17, 2021:

"Brian and Family: I am sorry I didn't know Minnie other than saying Thanks on Thursday evenings when serving Masonic meals. I am sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts in the coming days. Keith Bailey"

Catharine Fitzsimmons wrote on Feb 16, 2021:

"Minnie always made me feel welcome at association events. Friendly, joking, and helpful. I'll miss her generosity of spirit."

Blake Aldrich wrote on Feb 16, 2021:

"Blake Aldrich My condolences and prayers, Minnie was a great, easygoing JOY to work with and be around. She will be missed!"

Michael and Kristine Kvach wrote on Feb 16, 2021:

"To the Coree family, Krissy and I are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all. Minnie will be missed and remembered."

Anthony Caito wrote on Feb 16, 2021:

"Minnie, you were always a joy to work with and made me smile each time we spoke! You will be missed my friend. "

Michael D Moore wrote on Feb 16, 2021:

"So sorry to hear of your loss, Minnie was a sweetheart."

Roger Weirbach wrote on Feb 15, 2021:

"So sorry to here of your loss."

Shona P Lynch wrote on Feb 15, 2021:

"Deepest sympathy to Brian and all of the family. Loved meeting her in Scotland. Lovely lady . Sweet in my memory "

Joni (Briles)Rector-Bullias wrote on Feb 15, 2021:

"My heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of Minnie. "

Mary Harris wrote on Feb 15, 2021:

"My condolences and prayers are with you all! Amanda, if you need anything I am right here. Give the girls my love. I am so sorry for your loss!!"

Megan Merrick wrote on Feb 15, 2021:

"My prayers and sincere condolences are with you all! Minnie was one special friend and lady! She will be greatly missed! My love to all of you!! Sweet In My Memory!"