Moss Funeral Home - Breese, IL

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Moss Funeral Home
535 N. 5th St.
Breese, IL 62230


535 N. 5th St.
Breese, IL 62230
Phone: 618-526-7144
Fax: 618-526-4945

Edmund A. "Ed" Korte


  Visitation:  Tuesday, January 5, 2010            4:00-8:00 PM
                    Wednesday, January 6, 2010       8:00-9:45 AM
                    Moss Funeral Home, Breese

  Services:   Wednesday, January 6, 2010       10:00 AM
                    St. Dominic Catholic Church, Breese


Edmund “Ed” A. Korte, 81, of Breese, died Saturday, January 2, 2010, at Breese Nursing Home.           

He was born November 15, 1928, in Damiansville, the son of Bernard Henry Korte and Mary (Toennies) Korte.  He married Agnes Marie Timmermann on May 14, 1952 at St. Francis Church in Aviston.           

Ed was a U.S. Army veteran, having served from 1953 to 1955, and attained the rank of corporal.  Before his retirement in 1991, he was a construction worker for Korte Construction Company in Highland.           

Ed was a member of St. Dominic’s Parish and St. Joseph’s Men’s Sodality, Laborers Local 680, Breese American Legion Post 252, Breese Knights of Columbus #2869, and St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary.           

He is survived by his wife, a son, Daniel G. (Laurie) Korte of St. Louis; a granddaughter, Taylor Korte of St. Louis; three brothers, Jerome (Clara) Korte of Collinsville, Raymond (Carol Jean) Korte of Swansea, and Cyril “Pete” (Jane) Korte of Highland; three sisters, Alvina Luitjohan of Albers, Sr. Florence Korte, ASC of Ruma, and Alice Luitjohan of Albers; sisters-in-law, Veronica Korte of St. Rose and Josephine Timmermann of Aviston; and numerous nieces and nephews.           

He was preceded in death by his parents, two daughters, Karen Ann Korte and Mary Korte; a son, Joseph Korte; two sisters, Marie Rolves and Sr. Judith Korte, ASC; three brothers, Ferdinand Korte, Joseph Korte and George Korte; and brothers-in-law, Louis Rolves, Francis Luitjohan, and John Luitjohan. 

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 10:00 AM at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese with Fr. Ben Stern officiating.  Interment will follow in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery, Breese.           

Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 5, 2010 from 4:00-8:00 PM and again on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 from 8:00-9:45 AM at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.           

Memorials are suggested to St. Dominic Church, St. Joseph Hospital Lights for Scholarship, or to Mater Dei High School. 

The Breese American Legion will hold services at 7:00 PM and the Breese Knights of Columbus will pray the rosary at 7:30 PM Tuesday evening at the funeral home.



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