September 11, 1926 - June 25, 2016


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 Noon on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud, MN, for Ervin J. Cordie age 89 of St. Cloud, MN. He died on June 25, 2016 at the St. Cloud V.A. Medical Center. The Reverend Gerald Dalseth will be the celebrant. Private inurnment will be at a later date at Immaculate Conception Parish Cemetery in Rockville, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services on Thursday at the church.

Erv was born on September 11, 1926 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to Nicholas and Catherine (Essner) Cordie, one of twelve children.
After graduating from Cathedral High School he enlisted in the US Navy and served in the Philippine Islands in 1945.

On May 16, 1953 Erv married Audrey Hermanutz at Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rockville. Their devotion to each other during their 61 year marriage was an example of true love for all who knew them.

As a successful carpenter Erv traveled to Greenland to work. Later he was employed at the NSP Power Plants as a union carpenter, and built many homes over the years which he passed his skills on to his sons.

Erv enjoyed card parties, he loved to dance, throw horseshoes and enjoyed traveling with Audrey during their retirement years. He had a true love for the outdoors, and a great passion for hunting and fishing. Erv loved his family and treasured his time spent with them. He was a member of St. Michaels’s Catholic Church, V.F.W. Granite Post #428 and Eagles Aerie #622 all of St. Cloud..

Erv was preceded in death by his wife Audrey, his parents, and ten of his twelve siblings. He is survived by his five children: Joyce Cordie, Ray (Peggy) Cordie, Russ Cordie, Gary Cordie, and Mary Beth (Doug) Knoblach; 12 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and sisters, Dorothy Pappenfus and Evelyn Donatell.

The Cordie family would like to thank the St. Cloud V.A. Medical Center for all their loving care.

Erv was a kind and gentle man and will be dearly missed. And as
Erv would say: “auf Wiedersehen, until we meet again”.