Champion, Corrinne Ann (nee Koland)

Champion, Corrinne Ann (nee Koland)

November 16, 1931 – December 30, 2015
Age 84 of Maplewood, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on December 30, 2015. Corrinne was born November 16, 1931 to George and Minnie Koland in Hibbing, MN. She had 5 brothers George Jr. (Shirley), Merlin, Leonard (Judy), Oliver (Pat), Forrest (Betty) and 3 sisters June Lee (Peter), Helen, Iyone (Leon). She was married to David Champion, raised a family of 4 Cheryl, David (Linda), Linda, and John. She has three grandchildren by David, Sarah (Frank), Christopher (fiancée Kaitlyn) and Kathryn (Matt). During her life and diverse working career she lived in the states of Florida, Alaska, Maryland, Texas, Wisconsin, and of recent, back in Minnesota. Corrinne was very proud of her 100% Swedish Heritage. Corrinne was always an inspiration and she will be missed terribly. Rest in peace Corrinne and we will see you again. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, January 15 at the Maplewood Community Center, 2100 White Bear Ave. from 3:30 to 7:30 pm. (Published in Pioneer Press on Jan. 13, 2016)