Corye Eugene Grape, 44, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 2:52 a.m. on Friday, November 24, 2017 at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington, IA. He was born on March 4, 1973 in Topeka, KS to Christopher & Dianna (Eldridge) Grape. He married Lori D. Hawkins on May 31, 2003 in Fort Madison, IA. He was a fork truck driver at Pinnacle Foods with 21 years of service. He enjoyed spending time with his family in his backyard, helping others, cooking, playing horseshoes, traveling, riding his Harley Davidson, roofing, showing off his truck and working on vehicles.
Corye is survived by: his wife: Lori Grape of Fort Madison, IA; 3-daughters: Samantha (Ryan Mowder) Grape of Oquawka, IL, Shelby (Josh Hayes) Richers of Fort Madison, IA & Kori (Chadlin Smith) Grape of Hamilton, IL; 1-son: Micky M. Grape of Fort Madison, IA; 3-grandchildren: Rileigh Mowder, Natalie Hayes & Joshua Hayes Jr.; 1-granddaughter on the way: Brooklynn Mowder; 1-sister: Dawn (Shawn) Eid of Fort Madison, IA; 3-brothers: Tony Lumsden of Fort Madison, IA, James (Jennifer) Schlicher of Fort Madison, IA & David (Amanda) Gaggero of Wichita, KS; his parents: Christopher (Christy Cameron) Grape of Belton, MO & Manuel (Suzy Butler) Salazar of Fort Madison, IA and his grandmother: Alice Jean Townsend. He was preceded in death by: his mother: Dianna Salazar, 1-brother: Micky L. Grape, his maternal grandparents & paternal grandfather.
The family will receive friends from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, with the funeral service to immediately follow at 11:00 a.m. all at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. Mark P. Spring officiating. A private family burial will be held at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Following the burial, the family will receive friends at Shopton Park. A memorial has been established in Corye’s memory. Online condolences to the Grape family may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: www.kinglynk.com.