Highland: Obituaries

Mary Haldi Korte, 89

Mary Haldi Korte
Mary Haldi Korte

Mary L. Haldi Korte, 89, of Highland died on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23 at First Congregational Church in Highland. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23 at First Congregational Church of Highland, with the Rev. Greg S. Brady, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.

She was born on Dec. 6, 1926 in Highland to Albert and Hilda (Nagel) Tschannen. On June 2, 1945, she married Charles H. Haldi. He passed away June 6, 1975. On Dec. 29, 1979, she married Eugene B. “Gene” Korte. He passed away on Oct. 28, 2015.

Mrs. Haldi Korte grew up in Highland. She graduated Highland High School in 1944. She had worked for General America Life Insurance Co. and was a teller for the former first National Bank from 1975-1979. She was a Girl Scout leader in the 1950s. She enjoyed playing piano, Scrabble and bridge.

She was a member of First Congregational Church of Highland. She was also a member of Dorcus Fellowship and served as secretary for many years.

Survivors include a son, Rick C. (Gail) Haldi of Highland; step-sons, Nic E. (Mary) Korte of Grand Junction, Colo., and Brad E. (Jeannie) Korte of Highland; a step-daughter, Jeannie M. (Scott) Korte of Highland; grandchildren, Ann E. (Ryan) Leonard of Grand Junction, Colo., Adam E. (Cara) Korte of Grand Junction, Colo., Aaron E. Korte of Cornville, Ariz., Julie M. Korte of St. Louis, Mo., U.S. Navy Ensign Matthew J. Korte of Norfolk, Va., Alexander C. Korte of Highland, Nisa B. (Jason) Schmitz of Highland and Daniel S. Korte of St. Louis, Mo.; great-grandchildren, Zia K. Leonard of Grand Junction, Colo., Koen M. Leonard of Grand Junction, Colo., Anton J. Schmitz of Highland and Brea L. Schmitz of Highland; and many nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her father, who died on Oct. 11, 1965; her mother, who died on Nov. 12, 1964; a brother, Paul A. Tschannen, who died in 1999; and sisters, Ruth H. Delay, who died on Oct. 6, 1997, and Alice Burniski, who died on May 23, 1995.

Memorials may be made to First Congregational Church or the Highland Area Christian Service Ministry (HACSM).