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Omer J Korte

February 18, 1929 ~ May 17, 2018 (age 89)


Omer “Joe” Korte, age of 89 of Urbana passed away at 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2018 in Mercy Memorial Hospital, Urbana.  Joe was born on February 18, 1929 in Dayton, OH, the son of the late Omer L. and Gertrude (Dillhoff) Korte. He married Elinor Siegel on August 31, 1948 and she preceded him in death on September 20, 2017.  Together they raised five children:  Pamela (Terry) Hamisch of New Carlisle, Gary (Joanne) Korte of Bradford, Kimberly (Wayne) Hess of St. Paris, Joseph (Jenny) Korte of Urbana, and David Korte, deceased.  He loved 24 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. Joe worked at Wright Patterson Air Force base for 30 years and then he began farming. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in St. Paris.  Joe enjoyed square dancing, farming, computer programming, golfing, euchre & bridge, traveling and spending time with Elinor at Indian Lake and in Florida. He also enjoyed restoring and remodeling older homes. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, St. Paris, Ohio with Father Matt Lee officiating.  Burial will follow in Spring Grove Cemetery, N. Heck Hill Road, St. Paris, Ohio. Memorial donations may be made to Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, The Athenaeum of Ohio, 6616 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45230. Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, St. Paris is serving the family. Condolences to the family may be sent to

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Mount St. Mary's Seminary
6616 Beechmont Avenue, Cincinnati OH 45320

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