Corey James, son of Philip and Cheryl James (Mikkelson), was born April 14, 1970 at Midway Hospital in St. Paul, MN. He died Friday June 19, 2020 at St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, MN. He was 50 years old.
Corey grew up in South Surrey, British Columbia, Canada and Oregon,Wisconsin. He graduated from Oregon High School in 1978. Corey attended University of MN Waseca branch and studied Light Horse Management. Corey subsequently worked in training horses in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Texas.
Corey married Brenda Prodehl August 8, 1997 in Hutchinson, MN. They lived in Wisconsin and then at a Horse Training facility in Annandale, MN.
Corey and Brenda have two daughters Haley and Skyler. They moved to Texas where Corey worked at horse training facilities and auto sales until returning to Minnesota in 2020.
Survivors include Corey’s children Haley and Skyler, stepdaughter Emily Zins and previous wife Brenda Prodoehl, sister Heather James (Nick Coleman), and parents Phil and Cheryl James.
Funeral services are being held on Wednesday, June 24th at 2pm at the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel in Baxter, MN with Pastor Lee Peterson.