Karl Cordes

Obituary of Karl Robert Cordes

Karl Robert Cordes

(May 9, 1938 - November 25, 2023)


Karl Cordes of New Norway, Alberta, was born on May 9, 1938 in Germany; he passed away peacefully at St. Mary’s Hospital with his wife, Rita by his side, on November 25, 2023 at the age of 85. 

Karl married his childhood sweetheart, Rita, on January 26, 1962. They continued their lives together and built their farm. They were blessed with three children, Olaf, Stephanie and Joe.  Karl and Rita and their children immigrated from Germany in 1980 and made their new home on their farm near New Norway.  

Farming was Karl’s passion and he was blessed to live that out amongst good friends in the community of New Norway. He expressed his love of farming to everybody he met and was extremely proud that his two sons and the next generation embraced that passion as well and are continuing on with his legacy.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife Rita; his children Olaf (Clarice), Stephanie (Derek) Bloxham, Joe (Cheryl); his grandchildren Kayla (Tyler) Breker, Jakkie (Jordan) Stotz, Kyle, Kassy, Rachel (Dylan) DeVries, and Nathaniel; three great-grandchildren Eleanor, Clarke, Rowan; his younger sister Hannelore (Claus) Petersen; and numerous nieces and nephews in Germany. 

Karl was predeceased by his parents Olga and Karl; and step-father Oskar.


A Funeral Service was held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 8, 2023, at the Burgar Memorial Chapel, 4817 - 51 Avenue officiated by Rev. Bev Swanson.


If friends and family so desire, memorial contributions in Karl's memory are gratefully accepted to St. Mary's Hospital Foundation.



Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Friday, December 8, 2023
Burgar Memorial Chapel
4817 - 51 Avenue
Camrose, Alberta, Canada
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