Marian E. Korte


Marian E. Korte, 73, of Highland, IL, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Highland Healthcare Center.

She was born November 16, 1947, in Breese, IL, to Louis and Lucille (nee Buehne) Thole. On September 9, 1967, she married Thomas V. Korte, at St. Paul Catholic Church, in Highland; a loving marriage that lasted 53 years.

Marian was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and their Decorating Committee; she served on the Board at the Highland Area Community Foundation, and was an original founder and 1st President of the Highland Garden Club. She worked many volunteer hours and served as President for Highland Country Club; volunteered for St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary and was a volunteer in the early days of the Highland Quarterback Club. Marian worked for over twenty years as a Bank Teller for Farmers and Merchants Bank.

She was a very caring and loving person; a great wife, mother and grandmother. Marian was never afraid to try new things, even later in life, like the time when she learned to ski and broke her wrist. She was a very good cook and loved to entertain in the home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Lucille Thole; and a brother, Richard Thole, in early childhood.

Marian is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Thomas V. Korte, Highland, IL; sons, Brent (Heather) Korte, Highland, IL and Ryan Korte, Louisville, CO; grandchildren, Ashlynn & Brenden Korte and Peyton, Nicholas & Tatum Korte; sisters, Barb (Leo) Lammers, Highland, IL, Julie (Randy) Ribbing, Spring, TX, Louise (Kevin) Hemann, Highland, IL; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the HACF/Garden Club or St. Paul Church.

Visitation: Tuesday, February 23, 2021, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, and Wednesday, February 24, 2021, from 8:00 to 9:30 am, at Meridith Funeral Home, Highland, IL.

Mass of Christian Burial: Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 10:00 am, St. Paul Catholic Church, Highland, IL.

Clergy: Fr. Pat Jakel, Pastor

Interment: St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery

Meridith Funeral Home, Highland, IL

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