Leoma Korte was born on a farm in Western Kansas on November 14, 1921. She graduated from Rexford High School. She was the only child of Leo and Lena Thieler. She married Fred B. Korte in 1939. The happy couple moved to Colorado where Fred worked at Gates Rubber Company during WWII. Given a wonderful opportunity they moved to Longmont, Colorado in 1945. Fred was a successful businessman and Leoma did community service in her Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and helped at the local hospital as a Pink Lady. They also supported various local charities and were members of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Fred died in October 2001 and Leoma died on Sunday, January 4, 2009. Leoma died after a lengthy illness from which she suffered for nearly twenty years. Fred and Leoma are survived by their only daughter, Cynthia Korte who lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Leoma will be buried next to Fred in Longmont, Colorado. A Memorial Funeral Mass will be held 10:00am, Saturday, January 24, 2009 at Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale.
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