GERMANTOWN — Cyril F. “Cy” Korte, 78, of Germantown, born October 20, 1936, in Breese, died Sunday, August 30, 2015, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville.
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; six 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 sister-in-law Sandy Leonard.
Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 3, 2015, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown, with Fr. James Buerster officiating. After the Funeral Mass, Mr. Korte will be cremated and a private burial will take place at a later date in St. Boniface Cemetery in Germantown.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, and again from 8 until 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Moss Funeral Home in Germantown.
The Germantown American Legion will hold services at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Germantown Fire Department, or to the donor’s choice and will be received at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to mossfuneralhome.com.