She was born on December 30, 1984 in New London, daughter of Rick Friday and Linda (Diem) Friday. Cori grew up in rural Manawa, along with her 2 brothers Tony and Shane. She graduated in 2003 from Manawa High School. Following graduation, Cori decided to become a CNA. Cori’s real passion was to become an accountant. She was a single mom of Casey and David doing her best and then married John Cummings in 2011 and they were blessed with Joe. She loved being a wife and mother to her three boys and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Cori loved being on the pontoon and being in the sun! She was a kind, gentle and caring person, who enjoyed going to church with her mom and boys. Cori always embraced what life dealt her.
Cori is survived by her children: Casey, David and Joe; mother, Linda; father, Rick (Jeanette) Friday; brothers, Tony Lee (Jess) Friday and Shane Randall (Hailey) Friday; “sister”, Jaael; step-children, Jamie and Jonnie Cummings; nieces, Kyla, Kayden, Kelcee and Inza; grandson, “Michelin”, Christopher John; great-aunt, Rita Hohn and best friend forever, Kari and friends, Tristen, Zach and Amy. Cori is further survived by many other relatives and close friends in her “family circle.” She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents; paternal grandfather; uncles, Lynn Hanson, Mike Friday and Dean Waldenbach; cousin, Jason Diem and Paul.
The funeral service for Cori will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Manawa with Rev. Nathan Reichle officiating. A visitation for Cori will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, October 27, 2017 directly at the church and also from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Tigerton.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.