Cyril F. “Cy” Korte, age 78, of Germantown, passed away Sunday, August 30 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial for 78 year old Cyril F. “Cy” Korte will be Thursday, September 3 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown. A private burial will be held in St. Boniface Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call Wednesday, September 2 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Germantown. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Germantown Fire Department or a charity of the donor’s choice.
He was born October 20, 1936 in Breese, a son of Herman and Amanda, nee Albers, Korte.
Cy was a self employed grain and livestock farmer and along with his wife were the former co-owners and operators for 17 years of Korte Strawberries and for 12 years of Korte Pumpkins. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown, Germantown American Legion Post 325, Germantown Community Development, Germantown Business and Professional Association, served on the Spassfest Committee for 48 years, and served on the Board for the U.S.D.A. office in Breese for 20 years.
He enjoyed hunting, camping, spending time with his children and grandchildren, riding his ATV around the farm, and watching the St. Louis Cardinals.
Surviving is his wife Mary “Pep”, nee Leonard, Korte, who he married November 29, 1968; his children, Buffy Jansen and husband Mark of Germantown, Becky Vogel and husband Kelly of Highland, and Cory Korte and wife Melanie of Germantown; 6 grandchildren, Jacob and Jessica Jansen, Kristin Harkey, Destin Vogel, Griffen and Wyatt Korte; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Al “ Jr.” Eversgerd and wife Shirley of Germantown, Frank Leonard and friend Barb Wempe of Breese, and Joseph Leonard and wife Paulette of Germantown; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Lorraine Korte and Evelyn Eversgerd; a brother, Lavern Korte; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph and Sophie, nee Kohnen, Leonard; and a sister-in-law, Sandy Leonard.
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600 Railroad Street
Germantown, IL 62245