Helen L. Korte
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 9:40 AM
KALIDA - Helen L. Korte, 76, of Kalida died at 10:05 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.She was born June 9, 1936 in Delphos to the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Pohlman) Brickner. On Aug. 29, 1953 she married Elmer E. Korte who survives in Kalida.
Also surviving are five children, Jan (Gary) Schroeder of Kalida, Joyce (Michael) Selhorst of Columbus Grove, Julie (David) Horstman of Kalida, William (Sheila) Korte of Ottawa, and Jeff (Ann) Korte of Kalida; 15 grandchildren, Shelly (Alvin) Horstman, Tracy (Matt) Lucke, Elizabeth (Larry Rover) Schroeder, Brad (Carrie) Schroeder, Jackie (Jeff) Hermiller, Lauren Selhorst, Logan Selhorst, Lindsey (Aaron) Siefker, Jordan Horstman, Jason Horstman, Audrie Korte, Gavan Korte, Logan Bartley, Derek Korte and Ryan Korte; and seven great-grandchildren, Meredyth Horstman, Cooper Horstman, Spencer Horstman, Carmella Fondriest, Braden Schroeder, Brynn Schroeder and Blake Siefker.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Harold Brickner; and two sisters, Lucille Nartker and Edith Holiday.
Helen was a homemaker and had worked at Calvary Manor Nursing Home in Glandorf. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Kalida and its Rosary Altar Society. She was a former sacristan who loved praying the rosary. She really enjoyed country music especially listening to the Country Gentlemen. Helen was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and loved spending time with her family and her dog, Foxy. Helen collected angels and now she is one.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Kalida with Fr. Mark Hoying officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township.
Memorials may be made to The American Heart Association.
Condolences can be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.