Cory James Schwering, son of Connie Flack Rank and Darnell Schwering, was born June 10, 1995, in Jefferson. Cory James died Jan. 14 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines with his family by his side.
He was 24 years of age.
Cory grew up in Carroll and attended school in Carroll. After school he began to work as a farmer and as a laborer.
He enjoyed tree trimming and loved to operate heavy equipment. He loved anything with motors, and would often be found adding motors to other things, like his mountain bike and three-wheeled scooter, or working on his gas power R/C cars. Cory could often be found riding motorcycles, dirt bikes or snowmobiles.
He enjoyed camping, boating and kayaking. He also enjoyed winter and the snow. He loved to run his snow blower and would often stop to help the elderly move their snow, just for fun.
He loved his dogs, Lilly and Emma.
A memorial service was held Jan. 19 at Clover Hall in Jefferson, with words of comfort by Pastor Carol Mandziara of Ecclesia of His Grace and Glory in Clive.
Music was provided by Maggie Fuller, soloist, with Kevin Langel, accompanist.
Honorary bearers were Cole Bush, Joey Karstens, Darrin Gordon, Chris Grossman, Clint Flack, Trevor Lawton, Cole Hastings and Tanner Lawton.
Cory was preceded in death by his grandparents, Don and Char Schwering; his uncle, Curt Flack; his cousins, Chase Flack and Warren Lamphiear; and his sisters’ dad, Jack Hurst.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather: Connie and Barry Rank, of Ogden; his father, Darnell Schwering and girlfriend Tiffany, of Carroll; his sisters: Heather (Chris) Grossman, of Glidden, and Heidi Curran, of New Hampshire; his brothers: Anthony Schwering and Timothy Schwering, both of Texas; his girlfriend, Cassy Becke, of Templeton; grandparents: Tom and Jeanette Flack, of Jefferson; his godchildren: Logan Karstens and Aiden Bush; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home assisted the family.