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Corey R Bignell

Corey R Bignell

Corey R. Bignell, age 41 of Durand, died Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Eau Claire as the result of an automobile accident.

Corey was born on November 5, 1979 in Durand. He was the son of Kevin and Patricia (Metcalf) Bignell. Corey grew up on the family farm in Porcupine. He attended school in Arkansaw and Durand. Corey had a variety of jobs in construction, drywall, Bauer Built and automotive. He met the love of his life, Nicole Robbins in 2001 and together they started their family, a daughter, Autumn M. Bignell born on May 15, 2002 and a son, Devin J. Bignell born on February 23, 2006.

Corey enjoyed spending time ice fishing, hunting, riding side by sides, pool, motocross and motorcycles. He loved watching movies with his family and socializing with family and friends.

Corey is survived by his partner; Nicole Robbins, children; Autumn and Devin Bignell, parents; Kevin and Pat Bignell of Porcupine, siblings; Carrie Metcalf of Arkansaw and Chad (Heidi) Bignell of Durand, maternal grandmother; Rosemary Metcalf of Durand, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents; Sherman and Annabelle Bignell, maternal grandfather; Willis “Bud” Metcalf, several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Open to the public Burial Services will be 2:00PM Monday, December 21, 2020 at Arkansaw Memorial Cemetery. To join the public procession to the cemetery, please meet at the funeral home at 1:30PM and stay in your vehicles. A Celebration of Life will follow at Twisted Sisters Saloon.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Patti Blount

    Sympathy to the family during this difficult time.

  2. Jamie and Melissa Morkwed

    Praying for healing and acceptance for all who loved Corey. He definately has left an imprint here on earth and life wont be the same knowing he is not here with us anymore. I find comfort in believing he is somewhere far more beautiful and peaceful than here on earth. There are far too many to put names in this box but know I am here for you all at any time. I love you so much!

  3. Royal and Connie Bignell

    You have our many thoughts and deepest sympathies. Our hearts and prayers are with you

  4. Crystal Dow

    So very hard to hear the news...Nikki...I am sooo sorry about the accident. You have my sympathy! Love Crystal Dow...

  5. Cheri and Dave Benson

    In deepest sympathy We pray for healing and strength. And may good memories uplift you. Love, Dave and Cheri

  6. Joe and Jan Drier

    Sending our Sympathy to Coreys family. Thoughts and Prayers are with you all!

  7. Beth bignell

    I'm so sorry for your loss my dad know him he was a great man

  8. Wendy and Ray Jones

    Nicole, Carrie and family. We so wish we could be with you. We love you all. You were a big part of our lives and we pray for your family's. Our sincerest condolences. Ray and Wendy Jones

  9. John and judy parr

    Sorry for your loss

  10. Maralyn Anderson

    My deepest sympathy to Corey's entire family. A life taken way too early - fly high Corey!

  11. Shelly Wolf

    I'm so sorry for your ,loss Nikki,,,,,,

  12. Andrew Klevgard

    Our Deepest Condolences from Our Family to Yours.

  13. Melissa Morkwed

    My heart wrenches for you all! Love you guys!

  14. Sue Johnson

    Our deepest sympathy to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  15. Terry Schoonmaker

    I can't tell you how sorry I am. My wife and I send our love and prayers. I wish I could be there.... I just have no words....

  16. Nicki. Brantner

    Nikki thinking of you all. Cory was such a nice guy. The good ones are taken from us way too soon.

  17. Tracey and Kayla Tulip

    So sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers ????????

  18. Rod Spindler

    Very sorry to hear about the loss of Corey. He was a great person had lots of good times with him while we shot pool league many years ago.
    Prayers out to the family and RIP Corey!

  19. Sharon Berger

    Thoughts and prayers to the entire family. Such a wonderful guy gone too soon. Fly high Corey ????????

  20. Kathy Hutter-Messier

    Sympathy and prayers for all of Corey's family. We always enjoyed being around Corey. He will be missed by all.

  21. Don and Jane Rahman

    So very sorry for your family's loss !

  22. Megan Giemza

    So very sorry for the loss of Corey, always remember him as being so funny. Thoughts and prayers to you all in this difficult time.

  23. Jacob and Dana Benson

    Thinking of you all and feeling blessed to have called Corey a friend. He will be missed by many. Good reminder that life is too short to put off seeing the people we care about and miss.

  24. Vicci Rosenberg

    Sosorry tohear this. Your families are in my thoughts and prayers god bless

  25. Brenda Smith

    I am so sorry for your loss. Corey was such a nice person. I prey for all of you at this sad time.

  26. Theresa bentz fritz

    My thoughts and prayers to everyone. He was a great person.

  27. Rod & Tracy Rosemeyer

    So incredibly sorry for your loss. Sending our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  28. Irish Jade

    Jeff & Irish send our deepest heartfelt sympathy & condolences to Corey’s loved ones during this extremely difficult time. May Corey R.I.P. in the arms of our beloved Jesus Christ in Heaven. Our hearts are broken too for this beautiful soul.

  29. Arnold Bilderback

    So sorry for your loss.

  30. Ed McRoberts

    Nikki I'm so sorry to hear about Corey. You and the kids have my deepest sympathies.

  31. April Unser

    Sending my condolences to the whole family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers I'm so sorry for your loss.

  32. Linda Bysong

    Nicole, Autumn and Devin, I'm so sorry you have lost Corey. I so enjoyed his fun personality when he attended Arkansaw Middle School. Please know you have my deepest sympathy.

  33. Barb Overman

    Sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  34. Sharon Risler Pratt

    You have our deepest sympathy during this most difficult time. I will always remember his smile and him joking around having a good time. We hope you find peace in knowing we are thinking of you.

  35. Sindy Casey

    I am so sorry Nikki, Autumn, and Devin. My heart goes out to you in this difficult time!! My thoughts and prayers are with you!!! Love you all!! ❤️❤️

  36. LuAnn Hayden

    So sorry for your tragic loss. Nicole, Autumn, and Devin I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Gone way to soon.

  37. Kimberly Schneider

    Corey was a wonderful person, he will truly be missed ???? sending all my love to Nicki, Autumn and Devin ???? Always here for you love you all.

  38. Carol hunter

    Want to express my deepest sympathy to the whole family .my prayers are with you.

  39. LeAnn Hovland

    Corey was an amazing man inside and out. He will be dearly missed by all that had the pleasure of meeting and making memories with him. My heart goes out to Nicole, Autumn, Devin, Carrie, And all family and friends! Im praying for you all and you're in my thoughts and prayers. Love you all. RIP Corey may you fly high in Heaven

  40. Lee & Char Anderson

    Our thoughts are with your entire family during this difficult time.

  41. Connie Weber

    So sorry to hear about Corey deepest sympathy to everyone! May he RIP ????

  42. June Anderson

    Corey's beautiful smile and love for his family, friends, and life will be missed my so many! Hugs to ALL!

  43. Randy & Audrey

    Cory will be missed by so many people. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time. Hold on to the memories.

  44. Becky Gates

    Thinking of all of you. Corey was a great guy. He will be missed by many.

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