Cora Teunissen, 88, died at Douglas County Memorial Hospital in Armour. Funeral service will be Monday, March 8, 2010 at 1:30 PM at Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Corsica with burial to follow in Graceland Cemetery in Corsica. Visitation will be Saturday, March 6, 2010 from 3 - 5 PM at the Netherlands Reformed Gym in Corsica with a prayer service at 5:00 PM. Memorials would be preferred in lieu of flowers.
Cora Teunissen was born on August 1, 1921 to Leendert and Jennie (Zomer) Rus at home in Douglas County, SD. She married Gerritt Teunissen on February 14, 1946 in Corsica, SD. They farmed near Armour, SD until his death on July 30, 1965. Cora worked as a cook for Pleasant View Good Samaritan Center in Corsica, the at Douglas County Memorial Hospital in Armour. She enjoyed sewing, handi-work, traveling, and visiting with family and friends. She was a member of the Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Corsica. At the age of 80, she entered Leisure Living in Corsica, then moved to Pleasant View Good Samaritan Center in Corsica where she live the past 5 years. She died at Douglas County Memorial Hospital in Armour on March 3, 2010 at the age of 88.
She is survived by 5 children: Gary Teunissen and wife, Gloria of Rock Valley, IA; Kenneth Teunissen and wife, Sharon of Sioux Falls, SD; Gerald Teunissen and wife, Debra of Sioux Falls, SD; Judy Olawsky and husband, Gary of Armour, SD; and Lana Teunissen of Sioux Falls, SD; 2 sisters: Anna Rus of Corsica, SD and Cobie Frens and husband, Henry of Waupan, WI; brother, John Rus and wife, Hattie of Corsica, SD; 25 grandchildren; 9 step-grandchildren; and 24 step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 brothers, Jakie and Herman, and a daughter-in-law, Janet.