Corrinne Rose Dalke

corrinne dalke

Corrinne Rose Dalke



Corrinne “Corkey” Rose Larive was born in Deadwood, South Dakota on June 18, 1955. She grew up in Lead, SD with her parents, George and Margaret Larive, and her 12 siblings, Vickie, Margaret, Jeannie, Tom, Richard, Patsy, David, Dennis, Tony, Linda, Terry, and John.   


After graduating from Lead High School, she made her way to Denver, Colorado.  In 1978, she met and married the love of her life Kirk Dalke. They went on to have two beautiful daughters, Misty and Monica often referred to as her M&M’s.  She was the most dedicated and loving mother who was always there for her girls and always let them lick the spoon when making cookies.   


Corkey made quite the name for herself during her 37 year career working in shipping & receiving at Target. She was the “go to” in her department and managed to create life long friendships with many of her peers. 


Corkey was an amazing wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, hot dog lover, marshmallow connoisseur, and lastly super woman.  She left a lasting impression on everyone she met and will be greatly missed. 


In lieu of a funeral, her family will be having a celebration of life ceremony this summer.  


Friends and family are encouraged to sign Corrinne's guest book and share memories and/or photos by clicking on the appropriate tab.


UPDATED SERVICE INFO:   A Celebration of Life will be held on June 9th, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM at General's Park in Aurora, Colorado.  

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  1. Corky was one of the first people I met working at Target. She was always warm and helpful and I knew I met a very special person. During the mad rush of Christmas, Corky would have boxes of partially filled ornaments and would let us get our frustrations out from demanding customers by throwing some of those ornaments against the ground so they'd break into a million pieces. It always made us feel so much better. Thanks Corky for being such a wonderful friend.

  2. I was very sad to hear about Aunt Corkey's passing. I have many fond memories of Corkey from when I was growing up and I will miss her. My condolences to Kirk, Misty, and Monica.

  3. My most heart felt condolences to the daughters and husband of Corkey. And special
    Condolences to her brothers and sisters. – sending all my love,
    Her Cousin.

  4. To Corkeys family!
    I am very sad about Corkey! She was an amazing co worker that I will never forget! I worked with her over 20 years and she was always happy and smiling! She adored her family! My prayers to all of you in this sad time!
    Love to all of you,
    Janet Welch

  5. Corky or "the Corksters" as I always called her was a wonderful woman. Her smile, warmth and kindness will always be in my heart and mind. She helped me for over 10 years feed the shelter animals at the Aurora animal shelter, she kept red tubs full of defective foods, litter anything the shelter could use, sometimes over two weeks till I could get to it. And she needed the space back in her "hole" at Target. We had wonderful conversations and many hugs. God Bless you little lady, you soar with the Angels as you were one on Earth.

  6. In the 14 years I worked with Corkey at Target, she always greeted me with a smile. She was a special person. She did her job very well and everyone loved her. Kirk, Misty and Monica we share your loss and pray that you will continue to heal in the coming days, months and years.

  7. Beloved Sister Corkey, Rest in Peace

    Near a shady wall a rose once grew,
    Budded and blossomed in God's free light,
    Watered and fed by the morning dew,
    Shedding it's sweetness day and night.

    As it grew and blossomed fair and tall,
    Slowly rising to loftier height,
    It came to a crevice in the wall
    Through which there shone a beam of light.

    Onward it crept with added strength
    With never a thought of fear or pride,
    It followed the light through the crevice's length
    And unfolded itself on the other side.

    The light, the dew, the broadening view
    Were found the same as they were before,
    And it lost itself in beauties new,
    Breathing it's fragrance more and more.

    Shall claim of death cause us to grieve
    And make our courage faint and fall?
    Nay! Let us faith and hope receive–
    The rose still grows beyond the wall,

    Scattering fragrance far and wide
    Just as it did in days of yore,
    Just as it did on the other side,
    Just as it will forever-more.

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