Sam T. Courey, longtime Golden Valley resident, died December 24, 2019.
Survived by wife of 62 years, Barbara; son, Marc (Madonna); daughter, Rebecca Rooker (James); grandchildren, Philip (Melanie), Danielle & Cassidy Courey and Jeremy, Zachary, Trevor & Kyle Rooker; great-grandchildren, Rayyan and Sarah Rooker; sister, Marianne; brother, George; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Sam & Mabel; brothers, David, Fred, Ed, Donald and Chuck; sisters, Madeline, Gladys and Rozene.
Sam was born in Lennox, SD in 1931. He graduated from the U of South Dakota Business School and the U of MN Law School in 1959. He practiced law from 1959 until shortly before his death. Founding partner of Courey, Kosanda and Zimmer, PA. Member of numerous business and charitable boards. Founder of Golden Valley Sandlot Baseball program and Guys from Brookview (mens vocal group). Former member of Golden Valley Park Board and Chairman of the first Advisory Board of St. Mary of the Lake. Coached in Golden Valley Little League Baseball and New Hope Basketball and other youth baseball programs. Sam was also a long time member of Minneapolis Golf Club and a U.S. Veteran, serving in the Coast Guard.
Service 3:00 PM Sunday, Dec 29th at Gearty-Delmore Chapel of Plymouth, 15800 37th Ave. N. with visitation beginning at 2:00. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Achieve Service, Inc. in Blaine, ARC or N.C. Little Memorial Hospice in Edina. Private interment at Golden Valley Cemetery.Read More