Cornelia Christina Jonk


Jan.15,1936 - Nov. 20, 2022Cornelia C. Jonk, 86, Forest River, N.D., was called home by our Lord and Savior, Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Sanford Fargo Hospice, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Services will be held at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Pisek, ND. Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 2 at 5-7 p.m. followed by the prayer service. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.

Cornelia is preceded in death by her parents and siblings, and her son, Nicholas (Nico) Jonk. She is survived by her husband, Cornelis, and her six daughters, Pauline and Paul Savageau of Fargo, ND; Yvonne Jonk of Gorham, ME; Theresa and Dan Podoll of Lamoure, ND; Christina and Mikael Jonk of Molnlycke, Sweden; Maria and Adam Carter of Inkster, ND; Cornelia and Tom Enander of Grenora, ND; and 21 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be live streamed on the Tollefson Funeral Home Inc. Facebook page. The full obituary and online guestbook are available at:

Arrangements by Tollefson Funeral Home, Park River, ND.

(In lieu of gifts, we ask that you consider making a donation to the St Gianna’s Maternity Home.)

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