Corey Joe Purser

“The worst thing is watching someone drown and not being able to convince them that they can save themselves by just standing up.”


Corey tried his best to take the steps to change the course of his life, but ultimately the enemy schemes and outsmarts even the most creative and savvy individuals; as it did to Corey. Addiction was part of his story, but he never let it define him.


Corey Joe Purser, age 35, of Burnett, lost his battle with his addiction on March 18th, 2020. After years of battling drug addiction, we would often wonder if or when this day would come. Our nightmare is now our reality.


Corey Joe Purser was born on August 30th, 1984 to Gayle Purser and Mary (Friese) Noe. He was the most loyal friend to anyone. He was very stubborn but had an equally gentle soul. Corey was always willing to give a helping hand; Even if it meant giving the shirt of his back, he would do it. He had a smirk like no other and you always could tell when he was caught in a lie when his ear turned red. Corey loved his kids and all he wanted was to make them happy. He really enjoyed spending time with them when he had the opportunity. He will be remembered as the best grandson grandma Charlie could ask for. He will be remembered as the most loyal Titan’s fan. He will be remembered as a frolfer, a gamer, and a thrill seeker. Corey will be remembered and loved by his family and friends. He will always be remembered as our “Corkey”. “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”


Corey is survived by his children, Savannah Milarch, Julias Purser, and Gavin Blake; his girlfriend, Nikki Faust; mother, Mary (Jason) Noe; father, Gayle Purser (Sue Dearing); siblings, Jenni Luther, Michael (Christy) Purser, and Dawn Purser; grandma, Blanche Friese; grandpa, Dave Noe; special cousins, Laura “Oompa” and Oliver Friese; as well as a special nephew Ethan; special nieces, Chloe, Sutton, Jayde and Madison; aunts, uncles, cousins and other special relatives and friends. He will reunite in Heaven with his grandparents, James and Lucile Purser, Fred “Grumpy” Friese, and Gail Noe; along with friends, Josh, Jay, Melly and Chrissy.


“The journey doesn’t end. Death is just another path, one we all must take”. GO TITANS!!!!!!


The memorial gathering will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Friday, August 6, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The memorial service will follow at the funeral home on Friday at 6:00 p.m. with Pastor David Katsma officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Oakwood Cemetery in Beaver Dam.


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