Corinne V. “Corky” Powers, age 94, of Hillpoint, passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021. She was born on August 14, 1927, in Detroit, MI, the daughter of Walter W. and Frieda (Doege) Dixon. After graduating from high school in Detroit, MI, Corky earned a degree in Art Education from Michigan State University. She started her teaching career in Lansing, MI. Corky earned her Master’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin where she met her husband Tom during a summer break. On June 18, 1955, she was united in marriage to Edmund T. “Tom” Powers in Racine, WI. This marriage was blessed with three children. Corky raised her three children before going back to teaching from 1953 to 1983 in Wauwatosa. Corky was a member of Wauwatosa Curling Club, serving as president of Wauwatosa Granites, the women’s division of the club. Upon retirement, Corky and Tom moved to Hillpoint where they owned and operated a 214 acre tree farm. She was a loyal member of the Sauk County Shamrock Club, and in 2006, she was named Sauk County Irish Rose. She enjoyed shopping, and was often seen driving her red pickup truck. Corinne was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Loreto.
Corky was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund Thomas Powers, on January 26, 2010; her parents; brother, James W. Dixon; twin sisters in infancy; and granddaughter, Kasi Eileen Kettler.
She is survived by her children: Bernadine M. Powers (Harry Saunders Jr.) of Chicago, Illinois, Daniel J. (Suzanne) Powers of Brookfield, and Loretta Powers of Platteville; special nephew: Michael T. Lynch of Norman, OK; grandchildren: Brianna Powers, Hayley Powers, Corinne Kettler, Aidan Powers, Kelly Kettler, Kasi Ilene Kettler, Jake and Josh Bell, Kelli Strom (Nate) and Anthony Lee; great-grandchildren: Gracie and Jaxson; along with other relatives and friends.
A funeral servicel for Corinne will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, October 11, 2021, at Our Lady of the Field Chapel, Loreto with Father Patrick Wendler officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00-5:00 P.M. on Sunday at the Farber Funeral Home in Reedsburg, and on Monday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service at Our Lady of the Field Chapel. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The Farber Funeral Home, Reedsburg, is assisting the family.
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