Robert LeRoy Korte, 90, of Eau Claire Wisconsin, died June 3, 2021, at Heritage Assisted Residing in Eau Claire. He was born in Dubuque, Iowa on November 20, 1930, to LeRoy and Genevieve Korte. He was lifted in Galena, Illinois with his three younger siblings and graduated from Galena High College in the Class of 1948, earning All-Conference honors in football for the duration of his senior year.
Pursuing graduation, Bob enlisted in the U. S. Army. Assigned to the 49th Discipline Artillery, Infantry Division, Headquarters Battery in staff, he used most of 1951 in Korea as an officer data clerk, getting care of all data for the battalion. Bob was extremely very pleased of his military services service, was energetic in the V.F.W., and served as Commander of Galena V.F.W. Submit 2665. He was privileged and thrilled to be a component of the Honor Flight of Greater Dubuque in 2011 to take a look at the nation’s money.
Immediately after his enlistment finished in 1951, he located himself in Montevideo, Minnesota, wherever his father’s task experienced taken the loved ones during Bob’s time in the support. Right here he achieved the really like of his life, Kathryn Anderson. Bob and Kathy ended up married in Montevideo on June 20, 1953. He graduated from the Minnesota School of Company in Minneapolis in 1954. They moved to Eau Claire in 1955. Bob relished a extensive occupation as an accountant with Northern States Electricity Corporation, retiring in 1988 following 33 many years of service. Accounting was in his blood, as he followed in his father’s footsteps. Maybe in a sign of factors to occur, Bob had been elected treasurer of his superior school freshman class.
He was a long-time member of St. Olaf’s Catholic Church in Eau Claire and was active in the St. Olaf’s Men’s Club. Bob and Kathy relished card clubs, visits to the Boundary Waters Canoe Region, enjoying golf, their many pals, and investing time with loved ones.
Bob liked, and generally managed strong ties to, his Galena history. He and Kathy owned the aged Spring Creek College on Blackjack Road and employed it as a summertime cottage for many several years. Adhering to their retirement, they remodeled and converted “the cottage” into a year-round house and moved there permanently. They later moved to a condominium on Shadow Bluff Travel in Galena ahead of shifting again to Eau Claire in 2018.
Survivors consist of his spouse, Kathryn daughter, Vicki (Mark) Hagen sons, Roy Korte (Donna Lee) and Terry (Charo) Korte grandsons, Derek Hagen, David Korte, and Adam Korte granddaughter, Marissa Korte (Mark Hutchinson) a brother, Donald (Peg) Korte a sister, Carol (Max) Hinde Sisters-in-Law, Barbara Anderson, and Carol (Gordon) Pitt Daughter-in-Regulation, Kathy Osvat and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in dying by his dad and mom, Roy and Gen Korte, and a sister, Jean Marrs Father and Mom-in-Legislation, Stanley and Clara Anderson Brothers-in-Law, Stan Marrs and Jerry Anderson and Sister-in-Legislation, Shirley Parke.
Expert services ended up held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Galena, Illinois. Burial with military services honors adopted at Greenwood Cemetery in Galena.
Stokes, Prock and Mundt Funeral Chapel, Altoona is aiding with local preparations.