CROSBY - Clare "Buddy" M. Corey, 82, of Crosby, died at his home on Dec. 21, 2005. He was born on April 7, 1923, in Staples to Robert and Betsy (Knutson) Metzler. He was a WWII Army veteran and a member of the Myrin James American Legion Post No. 443 of Ironton.
He is survived by sons, David (Lynda) Corey, Blaine, Edward (Lydia) Corey, Ironton, Buddy (Margaret) Corey, Crosby, Daniel (Jan) Corey, Ironton, and Keith (Audrey) Corey, Crosby; special friend, Millie Simonson, Brainerd; 17 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Hildegarde; his parents; and two grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Lakewood Cemetery in Crosby with full military rites by the Myrin James American Legion Post. Friends may call on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
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