Corinne Ann Savelkoul, 51, Fargo, formerly of Lansford, died unexpectedly Friday, May 11, 2012, in her Fargo home.
Corinne, daughter of Dale and Arnola (Feiring) Savelkoul, was born July 14, 1960, in Minot. She grew up on a farm near Lansford and attended school at Lansford, graduating in 1978. She was baptized and confirmed in St. John's Catholic Church in Lansford. Corinne attended Minot State University for two years, graduating with an associate degree.
Corinne worked a few years for Rued Insurance Agency in Minot. She was very active in Women of Today in Minot. Moving to Fargo in 1990, she began work for F.R.S. Industries, where she was in marketing and sales at the time of her death.
Corinne Savelkoul was a very loving and wonderful person. She loved her faith and was proud of her church. She was a member of Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church in Fargo. She loved her family very much and was always there for them. Many hours were spent playing cards and games and just enjoying times together. She loved when the family spent time at the lake. She would spend hours floating around on air mattresses, reading, talking, riding in the boat, going inner-tubing and enjoying the outdoors with friends and family. She loved going to activities that her family was in when they were growing up. She was their biggest fan.
Corinne had 12 nieces and nephews and they all loved their Auntie Corinne dearly. Even though she lived miles away, she would come home as often as she could and those days were filled with seeing family, getting caught up with everyone and what they had going on. Corinne would very often come home with food and new recipes that she would make for her family, especially at Christmas time. No matter how many things she tried though she will always be famous for her caramel corn and creme puffs.
Corinne loved doing many things: reading, baking, crocheting, flowers and working with her plants, and going for walks. One of her favorite things to do was ceramics. She did ceramic crafts for many years and was very good at it. She made many things for many people and those items made lovingly by Corinne will be treasured always.
Corinne also had a love for Elvis Presley. She loved to watch all of his movies and listen to his music. Several years ago she became the owner of a cute little dog, and yep you guessed it, she named him Elvis. Corinne and Elvis had a special relationship and he was Corinne's "baby." Of course they did everything together and Corinne met a very special group of friends. These friends would enjoy coffee outings together and they would celebrate their doggy birthdays. Elvis and Corinne were very instrumental in getting several nieces and nephews over their fear of dogs. Corinne would tell Elvis that he had to be patient because he was so excited to play with the kids. Before you knew it, the kids were in love with Elvis and couldn't wait to see him again.
We will never know why God decided that it was time for you to join him. There are so many things that we would have said to you if we would have had the chance. You know that you were dearly loved and we all know that you loved us!! God lift you up!!
He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever. Revelation 21:4
Those who shared in Corinne's life: her parents, Dale and Arnola, Minot; sister, Cathie (Ed) Garman, Williston; brothers, Rod (Eileen) Savelkoul, Lansford, and Terry (Laura) Savelkoul, Mohall; nieces and nephews, Amy (Derek) Dilly, Jennifer (Ryan) Wade and their son, Dilan, Amanda Oster and her children, Tyson and Ryland, all of Williston; Margaret, Elliot, Audra and Lily Savelkoul, all of Lansford, Casey of Jamestown, Trevor, Janie and Braden Savelkoul, all of Mohall; godmother, Alice Bloms, Grand Forks; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Corinne was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Margaret Savelkoul and Arnold and Ruth Feiring; by her uncles, Rev. Leonard Savelkoul, Bob Feiring and Roy Feiring; cousins, Juanita Feiring, Jason Feiring, Steve and John Savelkoul; and by many great-aunts and great-uncles.
Funeral: Wednesday, May 16, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Minot.
Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Visitation and vigil prayer service: Visitation will be today, May 15, from 3 to 7 p.m., with the vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., all at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Those wishing to sign the online guest register or share memories of Corinne may access the online obituaries at (www.thompsonlarson.com).
The family prefers memorials to the Anne Carlsen Center, 301 7th Ave. NW, Jamestown, ND 58401, or to an organization of the donor's choice.