Mary L. Haldi Korte, age 89 of Highland, IL, died Monday, December 21, 2015, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, IL.
She was born December 06, 1926, in Highland, IL, the daughter of Albert and Hilda (nee Nagel) Tschannen.
On June 2, 1945 she married Charles H. Haldi who passed away June 6, 1975. On December 29, 1979, she married Eugene B. “Gene” Korte who passed away on October 28, 2015.
She was a member of First Congregational Church of Highland. She was also a member of Dorcas Fellowship and served as Secretary for many years.
Mary was born and grew up in Highland. She graduated Highland High School in 1944. She had worked for General America Life Insurance Co. and was a teller for the former first National Bank from 1975-1979. She was a Girl Scout Leader in the 1950’s. She enjoyed playing piano, scrabble and playing Bridge.
Survivors include :
Son – Rick C. (Gail) Haldi, Highland, IL
Step Son – Nic E. (Mary) Korte, Grand Junction, CO
Step Son – Brad E. (Jeannie) Korte, Highland, IL
Step Daughter – Jeannie M. (Scott) Korte, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Ann E. (Ryan) Leonard, Grand Junction, CO
Grandchild – Adam E. (Cara) Korte, Grand Junction, CO
Grandchild – Aaron E. Korte, Cornville, AZ
Grandchild – Julie M. Korte, Saint Louis, MO
Grandchild – Ensign Matthew J. Korte, U. S. Navy, Norfolk, VA
Grandchild – Alexander C. Korte, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Nisa B. (Jason) Schmitz, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Daniel S. Korte, Saint Louis, MO
Great Grandchild – Zia K. Leonard, Grand Junction, CO
Great Grandchild – Koen M. Leonard, Grand Junction, CO
Great Grandchild – Anton J. Schmitz, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild – Brea L. Schmitz, Highland, IL
Nieces and Nephews – Many .
She was preceded in death by :
Father – Albert Louis Tschannen died 10/11/1965
Mother – Hilda L. Tschannen nee Nagel died 11/12/1964
First Husband – Charles H. Haldi married 6/2/45 died 6/6/75
Husband – Eugene B. “Gene” Korte married 12/29/79 died 10/28/15
Brother – Paul A. Tschannen died 1999
Sister – Ruth H. Delay died 10/6/1997
Sister – Alice Burniski died 5/23/1995
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at First Congregational Church in Highland .
Funeral service will be at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at First Congregational Church of Highland in Highland, IL., with Rev. Greg S. Brady officiating.
Interment will be at Highland City Cemetery in Highland, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Congregational Church or Highland Area Christian Service Ministry (HACSM).
Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249