Larry C. Korte, 62, of Swansea, Ill., born April 29, 1950, in Belleville, Ill., passed away, Sunday, January 6, 2013.
Mr. Korte was a dispatcher with the Belleville police department for 17 years and spent 6 years with the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department. He also served as head of security with the Gateway Grizzly's. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Belleville/ Swansea Lodge 1221. He was an avid sports fan and coached Khourey League and CYO league baseball. He also was a broadcaster for both, WINV, Highland and WGEL, Greenville. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother, who will truly be missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Korte and his mother, Doris J. Korte, nee King, who passed away, December 16, 2012.
Surviving are his loving wife, Rosemary Korte, nee Krueger; his children, Angela (Jody) Smyth, , Daniel (Susan) Korte, Bradley Korte, Jennifer Amos, Frank Amos, and Julie Hall; his grandchildren, Alex, Erika, Brooklyn, Holly, Anthony, Anna, and Danielle; a sister, Williamnette "Willie" (Lyle "Cookie") Cook; a niece, Rebecca (Jeff) Herring; and a nephew, Jason Cook; many other relatives, and friends .
Memorials are appreciated to the American Heart Association. Condolences may also be expressed online www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com.
A Memorial Mass for Larry and Doris, will be held at 1:30p.m., Friday, January 11, 2013, at St. Peters Catholic Cathedral, Belleville, Illinois, with the Very Rev. John Myler officiating. Interment will be held in Lake View Memorial Gardens.