Cora Howe – Obit

Cora Howe, age 97, of Erskine, MN, passed away on Sunday, November 24th, at New Perspective Senior Living in Eagan, MN. Graveside services will be announced and held at a later date. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, rural Erskine. Arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Service of Erskine.

Cora Luella Howe was born to Henry and Louise (Ingberg) Molden on January 20, 1922, on a farm northeast of Fosston, MN, in Queen Township.  She was baptized and confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in rural Fosston.  She attended Lone Pine Country School.

Cora worked as a switchboard telephone operator for Garden Valley Telephone Company for eight years.

Cora was united in marriage to Walter Howe on September 2, 1956. They made their home in Erskine and together owned and operated “Howe’s Radio and TV.”  After retiring in 1986, the two of them enjoyed a number of trips in their motorhome.  Walter died in 2008.

She loved to cook, sew, crochet, knit, work in the garden, and spend time with her grandchildren.  Cora was proud of her Norwegian heritage and loved Norwegian conversations. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Erskine, where she was active in Ladies Aid throughout the years.  Cora also served as a girl scout leader in Erskine.

In 2013, Cora moved to an apartment in Fosston. To be closer to family, she moved to New Perspective Senior Living in Eagan, Minnesota, in 2015 and resided there until her death on November 24, 2019.

Survivors include her daughter, Shirley (Brice) Erickson of Eagan, MN; her son, Wesley (Mukta) Howe of Redmond, WA; four grandchildren: Jared (Brittany) Erickson; Grant (Hailey) Erickson; Collin Erickson; Suhani Howe; two great-grandchildren: Benjamin Erickson and Quinn Cora Erickson.  Several cousins, nieces, and nephews survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Walter, and her sister, Milla Endrud.

Blessed be the memory of Cora Luella Molden Howe.