Robert H. “Rocky” Korte, age 76 of Highland, IL, died Friday, August 10, 2018, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, IL.
He was born on February 20, 1942, in Highland, IL, the son of Anton and Wilhelmina (nee Goestenkors) Korte.
On June 05, 1965, he married Edith “Edy” L. Drake at St. Felicitas Catholic Church-Beaver Prairie,IL. She survives in Highland, IL .
He was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church. He was also a member of Former member of Highland Jaycee’s – Carpenter’s Local #1535 – Highland Knights of Columbus #1580 – St. Paul Church Usher’s Club.
Robert was born in Highland and spent his childhood on the family farm near Pierron. He attended school in Pierron and graduated St. Paul High School in 1960. Following graduation he spent 2 years in the US Army with duty in Greenland and Christmas Island. He lived in the Highland area and was employed by Ralph Korte Construction Company as Superintendent. He loved working for Korte Construction and retired in 2000. He also had a small farm and enjoyed spending time there. Many mornings were spent at McDonald’s Restaurant and Korte Rec Center. His hobbies include playing cards, landscaping, Cardinal Baseball, spending time with his grandchildren and family activity’s. He was especially proud of his restored 1958 Massey-Ferguson tractor and his restored Blue Dodge Pickup Truck.
Survivors include :
Wife – Edith “Edy” L. Korte nee Drake, Highland, IL
Daughter – Connie Lynn (Larry) Fiore, Florissant, MO
Son – Dean Robert Korte, Highland, IL
Daughter – Kathie Anne Korte, Highland, IL
Daughter – Erin Marie (Kevin) Korte-Lamparter, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Hannah Irene (Significant Other Jacob Lewis) Korte-Runge, Troy, IL
Grandchild – Logan A. Runge, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Molly Lianna Fiore, Florissant, MO
Grandchild – Collin Drake Fiore, Florissant, MO
Grandchild – Camden David Runge, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Elyse R. (Jeff) Schoen, Gillespie, IL
Grandchild – Alex M. Lamparter, St. Louis, MO
Grandchild – Addisen M. Lamparter, ., FL
Great Grandchild – Gage C. Schoen
Great Grandchild – Garrett L. Schoen
Brother – Larry J. (Ethel) Korte, Highland, IL
Brother – Daniel J. (Elizabeth “Bunny”) Korte, Highland, IL
Brother – Ralph F. (Donna) Korte, Highland, IL
Brother – David S. (Ruth) Korte, Highland, IL
Sister – Millie Foederer Pender, Highland, IL
Sister – Barbara (Dennis) Zobrist (twin), Highland, IL
Sister – Ann Plocher, Highland, IL
Sister In-law – JoAnn Korte, Highland, IL
Brother In-law – Edwin Plocher Died – 1/4/2018
Sister In-law – Marie (Ted) Schrage, Pocahontas, IL
Sister In-law – Mae (Jimmie) Jacober-Kinnard, Pocahontas, IL
Sister In-law – Glenna Drake, Pocahontas, IL
Sister In-law – Eileen Korte, Highland, IL
He was preceded in death by :
Father – Anton George Korte – Died 10/20/1982
Mother – Wilhelmina A. “Minnie” Korte – nee Goestenkors – Died 2/7/1981
Brother – Vincent A. (Lynette) Korte – Died 2/27/1995
Brother – Raymond F. Korte – Died 9/10/2010
Sister – Margie Rohling – Died 12/28/2010
Marie Huelsmann – Died 5/7/2013
Lorraine G. Jakel – Died 5/28/2014
Brother – George W. Korte – Died 8/8/2017
Sister In-law – Doris I. Dannaman – Died 7/11/2010
Brother In-law – John K. Drake – Died 7/26/2015
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL and from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM on Thursday, August 16, 2018, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.
Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM on Thursday, August 16, 2018, at Saint Paul Catholic Church in Highland, IL, with Father Pat F. Jakel officiating.
Interment will be at Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul School Educational Foundation.