Ersline “Corky” Marie Milanovich
03/28/1930 - 05/09/2019
Ersline “Corky” Marie Milanovich, 89, of Hibbing, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Duluth. A Memorial service will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Range Funeral Home in Hibbing at 1:00 p.m. with visitation beginning one hour prior to the service. Her grandson-in-law, Pastor Tom Newell will officiate. Burial will be in the Chisholm Cemetery. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Hibbing.
Corky was born March 28, 1930, in Chisholm, to Joseph and Mary (Spolar) Bradach. She attended Chisholm High School, graduating in 1948. Corky was married to Sheldon Pomeroy on August 20, 1949 in Chisholm and they had four children together; David, Richard, Dianne and Marie. Corky’s second marriage was on June 13, 1992 to George Milanovich. Over the years she was active in many organizations; KSKJ-Chisholm Lodge, was a Den Mother for Cub Scouts, Range Women’s Advocates, Befrienders at her church, as well as many church activities. She was very active at her winter residence these past 25 years. Corky enjoyed making delicious potica and strudels. She enjoyed teaching many of her family and friends, so they too could make them for holidays and family gatherings. She loved music and dancing. Corky was friendly, outgoing, and enjoyed helping others in so many ways. Friends and family were so important to her, she cherished moments she spent with others, especially her grandchildren.
Corky was preceded in death by her sons, Richard A. Pomeroy and David J. Pomeroy; parents; siblings, Mary Pakiz, Joseph Bradach, Rose Bradach, Ann Bradach, Angeline Henry, Francis Bovitz, Pauline Caucci, Margaret Petri, Joanne Bradach, Cecelia Berklich, Frank Bradach, Stanley Bradach, and Patricia Bradach.
Survivors include her husband, George; daughters, Dianne (Dr. Ron) Verant of Alexandria, MN, Marie (Gary) Nelson of Marshall, MN; stepchildren, Betsy (Tim) Rising, GeorgeAnn (Kevin) Austad, Robert Milanovich, Louis (Becky) Milanovich, and George (Michelle) Milanovich; daughters-in-law, Stephanie Pomeroy and Jane (Jim) Riter; grandchildren, Heather (Tom) Newell, Hope (Gary) Stevenson, Rachael Wollersheim, Aaron (Karen) Pomeroy, Dr. Michelle Verant (Heyward) Gualandi, Dr. Laurie Verant (Dr. Paul) Rahill, Matthew (Addie) Verant, Josie Nelson (fiancé Chris) Walker, and Bailey Nelson; 7 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.