Cory D. Schall

Cory D. Schall

June 27, 1989 – March 19, 2022 

Survived by parents, James and Judy Schall; fiancé, Claire McKay; brother, Christopher Schall (Heather); nephew, Carver; niece, Hadley.

Visitation begins Wednesday, March 23rd at 4pm with a WAKE SERVICE at 6:30pm at the West Center Chapel.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, March 24th at 10am at St. John Catholic Church at Creighton Campus, 2500 California Plaza.

Parking available in Creighton University Lot 99, located between 19th and 20th Streets on the North side of Cuming Street.  Shuttle Service will run between Lot 99, and Deglman Square, near Saint John Catholic Church from 8:30am to 10:00am and from 11:00am until the end of the reception.  See links for parking. Memorials to the family for a charity of choice.

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Cory David Schall was born in Lincoln, Nebraska to James and Judy Schall on June 27, 1989.  He moved to Grand Island, Nebraska in 1990, where he grew up and lived there for 14 years before moving with his family to Gretna, Nebraska in 2004.  He graduated from Gretna High School in 2007.
After high school Cory continued his education and attended The University of Nebraska at Omaha where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising and Journalism.  He worked as an Ad Operations Specialist at Yahoo!

Cory was engaged to the love of his life, Claire McKay on June 4, 2021.

Cory was called from this life unexpectedly on March 19, 2022.  Although his earthly life was cut short, he built lasting memories and friendships along the way.  Cory loved spending time with family, friends, and especially his fiancée, Claire.  They were planning their wedding for April 9th of this year.  Cory had a love of life, and his smile and jokes could light up a room.  He could usually be found catching you up on the latest car race either Indycar, NASCAR, or Formula One.  Cory enjoyed being outdoors: riding bikes, golfing with his buddies and any kind of water sports whether it was swimming, paddle boarding, boating, waterskiing, wakeboarding or taking the Sea-Doo out for a spin on the lake.  

When Cory was young, he picked up bowling and discovered he had a talent for the sport.  At the age of five he won bowler of the year for his age group. He continued with the sport and bowled on the high school team.  Cory also enjoyed taking walks with Claire and her dog, Tuggs, especially on the MoPac trail over the Platte River.  Cory and Claire always enjoyed planning and living their adventures.  He loved Omaha Mavericks Hockey and anything Nebraska Cornhuskers.  Cory treasured his yearly trip to Indianapolis for the Indy 500 with his brother, Chris.  During the summer, he could be found on the boat dock at Table Rock Lake enjoying time with family

He was preceded in death by grandparents, John and Dorothy Schall and Gene and Dorothy Hlavka; aunt, Janet Bower.  Cory is survived by his loving fiancée, Claire McKay; parents, James and Judy Schall; brother, Christopher (Heather); nephew, Carver; niece, Hadley; uncles, aunts, and cousins; McKay family; numerous friends and family left to cherish his memories.

Cory touched so many lives.  He will be forever remembered in our hearts.





  • Cecelia Thelen Posted March 21, 2022 5:10 pm

    My thoughts and prayers to all the Schall family. May God hold him close to his heart💙💙💙

  • Cecelia Thelen Posted March 21, 2022 5:16 pm

    Blessings to the Schall family!!! Cory may you Rest In Peace.Heather’s Aunt Cecelia

  • David and LaVon Wells Posted March 21, 2022 6:39 pm

    So deeply sorry for your loss Jim and Judy. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Joe Dorsey Posted March 21, 2022 6:56 pm

    So deeply sorry for your loss. The world lost a truly amazing and kind soul. Cory was always a light in the room. He will be carried in the hearts of everyone that he encountered.

  • Christopher Powers Posted March 21, 2022 8:13 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about this loss. Cory was a great person and I will miss the out-of-the-blue text we would send each other about car racing.

  • Bill Wetering Posted March 21, 2022 8:26 pm

    A wonderful person and gentleman. I realize any words are insufficient to relieve your grief and shock of this loss. I will not forget Cory and his kindness.

  • Karen Hiles Posted March 21, 2022 8:31 pm

    Jim and Judy, Chris and Heather, and Claire, we are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for peace. God Bless, Karen and Dwight Hiles and family.

  • Chase Jones Posted March 21, 2022 8:31 pm

    I’m at a loss…. I’m thankful for the opportunity to have met Cory and become such good friends over the years. He was such a kind and caring man, someone we should all strive to be. His demeanor was something I wish I could emulate, he was one of the most appreciative human I’ve had the chance meet. If we could all just be more like Cory our world would be such a better place. Rest In peace, you truly will be missed.

  • Mike and Nancy Shields Posted March 21, 2022 9:37 pm

    We send our deepest sympathies to you Jim and Judy. May you feel Gods love surround you at this time of great sorrow. Your friends, Mike and Nancy

  • Heather Schall Posted March 21, 2022 10:20 pm

    Hard to believe you are gone and having difficulty finding the right words to say. To my favorite third wheel, may you Rest In Peace and help us all in the days to come through this difficult time without you. Love you Cory.

  • Daniel Wetering Posted March 22, 2022 7:50 am

    Will always remember his laugh and positive persona. Someone you always wanted to be around. Prayers to everyone who was touched by Cory.

  • Jess C Posted March 22, 2022 8:08 am

    In just a short time, Cory had become a part of the Yahoo family. Our hearts are broken. Through the tears and questioning and disbelief that the news of his passing brought yesterday, I was fortunate to get to smile at some of my last slack messages with Cory. A colleague put it perfectly: Cory was a ray of light. Praying that his loved ones continue to feel his ray of light from on high.

  • Jennifer and Terry Slattery Posted March 22, 2022 8:54 am

    You and your family are in our prayers.

  • Brian and Nikki Foster Posted March 22, 2022 11:12 am

    Our prayers are with you all. Prayers for comfort, peace, and strength in the upcoming days. We love you all.

  • Linda Smith Posted March 22, 2022 6:01 pm

    We are so saddened to hear of Cory’s passing. Some of our best TRL memories are of spending time with him jet skiing around the lake. Do know we have you in our prayers and are holding space in our hearts for each of you. Love, Dave, Linda, Carly,, Lauren, Gavin and Liam

  • Kathryn Gustafson Posted March 22, 2022 6:07 pm

    Cory was always a joy to be around and lite up the room with his positivity. He will be deeply missed. Prayers for your family as you navigate these emotions.

  • Dustin and Becki Posted March 22, 2022 6:24 pm

    July will never be the same for us. Really going to miss seeing you and your smile. We were just talking about how you carried the most contagious smile we have ever seen. We’ll think of you every walk up and down that hill at LL’s. May you Rest In Peace friend!!

  • Mike, Kyla, and Carreagan Endorf Posted March 22, 2022 6:51 pm

    Jim, Judy, Chris, and family, I am so sorry for the loss of Cory. He was such a great young man. I have many good memories of Cory that I will never forget. Whether it was a trip to DQ, going to the water park, or vacation in Missouri, he was always fun to be around and will be missed by many.. I pray God will be with you and grant you his comfort and peace during this tough time.

  • Susan Tafini Posted March 22, 2022 7:02 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace. Susan from Jazzercise

  • Pete Anderson Posted March 22, 2022 8:01 pm

    Jim I am so sorry for the loss of your son Cody. There are no words just love.

  • Kat Mulcahy Posted March 23, 2022 6:06 am

    Jim and Judy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Words can not express how deeply sorry I am for your loss.

  • Charlie Neves Posted March 23, 2022 7:52 am

    There are no words that adequately express my condolences and sadness during this time. Cory was an incredible person with a light that shined so bright. I am so grateful for the time that I got to spend with Cory and the memories that we made that I will treasure always. I hope that the memories that you have of him also help to carry you all through this difficult time.

  • Julie and Mark Slattery Posted March 23, 2022 8:15 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Jeff and Jennifer Bulin Posted March 23, 2022 8:32 am

    We are thinking of your family at this time. We are grateful that we were able to meet Cory. He always had a smile on his face and a pleasure to talk to. He will be deeply missed. Prayers for your family at this difficult time.

  • Diva Wilson Posted March 23, 2022 8:54 am

    My deepest condolences and prayers to your family during this truly difficult time. Although I only met Cory a few times, I am grateful to have experienced what a joy and lighthearted person he was. He was always smiling and laughing. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Kelly & Tom LeBlanc Posted March 23, 2022 9:42 am

    Sending our most heartfelt thoughts & prayers to Claire, the Schall & McKay families.

  • Cyndi Zelasko Posted March 23, 2022 12:54 pm

    Sending you love and prayers in this difficult time. Corey was always a bright light in the room and always a kind word. He will be missed by so many. I will always remember his smile.

  • Jim Mumm Posted March 23, 2022 3:47 pm

    I’m so saddened by your loss and am praying for your family and especially Claire. May the Lord watch over you.

  • Christine Barth Posted March 23, 2022 4:47 pm

    Cory was a guy who never had a bad day. In the short few years, I have had the good fortune of knowing Cory, I came to know him for leading a life of gratitude and positivity. He brought so much light to my life and so many others in our Sojern family. I am incredibly grateful to have known him and call him my friend.

    Jim and Judy, Claire, Chris, and Heather – I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Know that Cory will never be forgotten.

  • Kent & Karen Vollstedt Posted March 23, 2022 11:59 pm

    James, Judy, Claire, Chris and Heather
    May God grant you comfort and peace – today and always!

    Take Care

  • Bill Wetering Posted March 24, 2022 9:17 am

    Jim, Judy & Chris, Your Cory was everything a young man should be. I’m so happy that he found and had great joy and happiness in his life. None of this makes any sense to me right now and I imagine you are just trying to get through each day. Know that Betsy and I have love in our hearts for Cory and thought of him often over the past 4 years. We will never forget him and will keep him in our prayers. Bill& Betsy

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