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Alexander Funeral Home - North Chapel

4200 Stringtown Road, Evansville, IN

OBITUARY

Gerald H. "Jerry" Korff

July 26, 1938January 28, 2020
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Gerald H. “Jerry” Korff, 81, of Evansville, IN, passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at Deaconess Midtown. He was born July 26, 1938, to the late Edwin and Grace (Kornberger) Korff.

Jerry was a 1956 graduate of Reitz High School. He was a life member of Trinity Lutheran Church-Darmstadt. He was an elder and helped with church properties, and was a member of Lutheran Laymen’s League at church. He belonged to the Oldsmobile Club of America and Hurst/Olds Club of America. Jerry served in the US Army. He retired early from Whirlpool Corporation to pursue his true passion of being the finest house painter.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Tommy Korff, sister-in-law, Joyce Korff and parents.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 58 years, Linda Rae Korff; son, Kevin Korff (Teresa) and daughter, Kandi Korff; grandchildren, Brent and Emily Korff and Heather and Ian Benford; sister and brother-in-law, Hazel and Charlie English; brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Nancy Korff; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at Trinity Lutheran Church-Darmstadt, officiated by Pastor Stan Temme, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Friends may visit Friday from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Alexander North Chapel, and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church-Darmstadt. Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderNorthChapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Linda Rae Korff, Wife of 58 years
  • Kevin Korff (Teresa), Son
  • Kandi Korff, Daughter
  • Brent and Emily Korff, Grandchildren
  • Heather and Ian Benford, Grandchildren
  • Hazel and Charlie English, Sister and Brother-In-Law
  • Ron and Nancy Korff, Brother and Sister-In-Law
  • Jerry will leave many loving nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 31, 2020
  • Visitation Saturday, February 1, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 1, 2020

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Gerald H. "Jerry" Korff

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Belinda Brown Riecken

February 2, 2020

So saddened to hear of Jerry's passing. We lived next door to you for several years in Melody Hills. I believe you bought our house when we moved. I have very fond memories of the old neighborhood.

Allan & Martha Hulet

February 1, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed seeing Jerry and his family at the Olds car shows. It was nice to see his family grow, and to see Jerry pass on his love for Oldsmobiles. We will miss him very much. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. The Hulet's

Martha or Robert Freeman

February 1, 2020

I wish to express my sincere condolences to the family of Gerald Korff. I am blessed to have known Jerry and his son Kevin and Kevin's son Brent. We are all Oldsmobile guys. Jerry was a super guy; that never had a bad word to say about anyone. I will miss him and his Oldsmobile's at the car shows.
Sincerely,
Bob & Martha Freeman

Nathan Redman

January 31, 2020

I had the privilege of seeing Mr. Korff on several occasions while working with his grandchildren. He was a gentle man with a kind heart who dearly loved his family. He had an infectious smile and the firm handshake of a man whose life has been filled with hard and honest work. I would liked to have known him more, but was blessed by the small time I did.

Steven Westlake

January 31, 2020

We first met Jerry and Kevin when they decided to restore a 62 Oldsmobile Starfire.
Jerry was a very easy going, well knowledged individual . Over the years he would always stop and talk when we met at an Oldsmobile event.
Our condolences to the Korff family as he will be missed.
Steve, Janet, Laura, Liz and Chris.

Byron Mahan

January 30, 2020

I have many fond memories about growing up as a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and school and being a close friend of Jerry (second cousin) and his family. Health issues prevent us from being able to attend his services. Our sympathy and prayers are with Jerry’s family and friends. BYRON and Linda Mahan, Knoxville, Tennessee

Edward Lunkenheimer

January 29, 2020

I have known Jerry since school days. We shared a lot of like interests and became friends
Jerry and Linda Rae were instrumental in us joining Trinity Lutheran Church, Darmstadt. Our friendships grew through traveling together to and from retreats. Visits and church.
He was a man of integrity loved God , church and his family.
Our deepest sympathy to Linda Rae and family.
He will be missed. Ed and Dixie Lunkenheimer

Heath Reininga

January 29, 2020

Jerry was my “foreman” while I was on the board of church properties and comically always referred to myself (and anyone else who did jobs for him on the church property) as “Jerry’s kids”. There was never a job I wouldn’t do for Jerry out of the respect I had for him. Anytime that we would be visiting from St Louis, after moving away, he always wanted to know how we were doing. I will truly miss him, his amazing smile, his abundance of caring, and the conversations we had about Oldsmobiles.

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