In loving memory of

Wayne G. Cordes
November 3, 1947 - June 9, 2021

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at the Ramsey Reformed Church Cemetery in rural Titonka with Pastor Mark Ellens presiding.

Wayne Gordon Cordes was born November 3, 1947, in Burt, Iowa, the son of John and Marie (Anderson) Cordes. He graduated from the Lakota Consolidated High School in Lakota. Wayne went onto college and obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree
in Journalism from Iowa State University and then did some graduate work in International Communications at the University of Iowa.

He started his professional career in Cedar Rapids operating his photography business, New Generations for 11 years. Wayne later worked as a Marketing Director for Meredith Corporation and other Ad Agencies in Ashland, WI, Chicago, IL, St. Joe, MO, and Des Moines. In 2003, after his father died he moved back to Titonka and began his business, Milestone Images in Algona.

Wayne enjoyed his many fishing trips to Canada and Lake Superior, photography and anything that would spark his artistic creativity. He was involved in the Algona Chamber of Commerce and the Stinson Prairie Arts Council.

Wayne died Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at the MercyOne North Iowa Hospice Unit in Mason City. He was 73.

He is survived by his brother, John (Sharon) Cordes of Durango, CO; sister, Juanita Stromer of Garner and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and ex-wife.

Tributes

Dena Poeppe Evers wrote on Jun 17, 2021:

"I cleaned Wayne\'s business for the last 3 years. He was a good guy who I enjoyed getting to know. He will be missed! Dena Poeppe Evers"

Mary Straub LaVelle wrote on Jun 11, 2021:

"Wayne was a nice man, he offered free services to the Stinson Prairie Arts Council plus he provided many families with a lasting legacy of beautiful photo montages. He will be missed."

Cassandria smith wrote on Jun 10, 2021:

"Ive only known him for 3 years but was lovely to get to know. I will miss his talks"

Lamont & Judy Junkermeier wrote on Jun 10, 2021:

"Cordes family, Wayne was always so much fun to visit with. His talents were amazing. He could transform ordinary pictures into a memorable piece of art that the family or individual could cherish for a life time. He will be missed by many. You have our deepest sympathy."

Lamont & Judy Junkermeier wrote on Jun 10, 2021:

"Cordes family, Wayne was always so much fun to visit with. His talents were amazing. He could transform ordinary pictures into a memorable piece of art that the family or individual could cherish for a life time. He will be missed by many. You have our deepest sympathy."