Felicitas R. “Felix” Korte

Felicitas R. “Felix” Korte, age 91, of Highland, passed away Sunday, May 17 at Faith Care Center in Highland. Funeral services for 91 year old Felicitas R. “Felix” Korte will be Thursday, May 21 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland. Friends may call Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials are suggested to the St. Paul School Education Foundation, Hospice of Southern Illinois, or St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation.

She was born December 16, 1923, in Saint Jacob, IL, the daughter of Edward A. and Phillipina “Bena” (nee Fohne) Mersinger.

On September 10, 1947, she married Alfred J. “Al” Korte who passed away on July 17, 1998.

She was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church. She was also a member of the former Daughters of Isabella; Former member of St. Anne Altar Society.

Felix was born southwest of St. Jacob on the family farm off of Route 4. She grew up there and attended Black Jack County School. She briefly worked at Wicks Organ Company. Following her marriage she worked at home, then helped her husband with Korte-Richter Meat Processing, they opened in 1969. It is now operated by her son as Korte Meats. She has been in the same Rummy Card Club since the early 1970’s. She did a lot of Community Volunteer work, a Meals on Wheels driver, and helped with Daughters of Isabella activities. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include :
Son – David E. (Therese M.) Korte, Highland, IL
Daughter – Diane M. (David) Schwind, Glen Carbon, IL
Daughter – Sue A. (William “Marty”) Wilson, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Shandy L. (Gerald) Klein, Glen Carbon, IL
Grandchild – Shawn A. (Shannon) Hogg, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Amy L. (Jason) Koerkenmeier, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Anita M. (Rob) Zbinden, St. Jacob, IL
Grandchild – Katie M. Schwind, Waimea, HI
Grandchild – Shelby L. (Chad) Bartoszkiewicz, Edwardsville, IL
Grandchild – Mike M. (wife Beth Rapoff) Wilson, Granite City, IL
Grandchild – Kyle D. (Amanda) Korte, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Matthew D. Schwind, Kissligg, Germany
Great Grandchild – Nathan Klein
Great Grandchild – Joshua Klein
Great Grandchild – Syler Hogg
Great Grandchild – Shayden Hogg
Great Grandchild – Sayde Hogg
Great Grandchild – Finn Wilson
Great Grandchild – Charlotte Wilson
Great Grandchild – Klyer Koerkenmeier
Great Grandchild – Kendyl Koerkenmeier
Great Grandchild – Kira Bartoszkiewicz
Great Grandchild – Khloe Bartoszkiewcz
Great Grandchild – Brittin Korte
Great Grandchild – Landry Korte
Great Grandchild – Landon McKinnon
Great Grandchild – Jayna Zbinden
Great Grandchild – Dexter Zbinden

She was preceded in death by :
Father – Edward A. Mersinger
Mother – Phillipina “Bena” Mersinger nee Fohne
Husband – Alfred J. “Al” Korte died 7/17/1998
Brother – Emil F. Mersinger died 10/29/2006
Brother – Lawrence G. Mersinger died 12/16/1983
Brother – Clarence E. Mersinger died 6/21/2009

Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249

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