Larry C. Korte

April 29, 1950January 6, 2013

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

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.


  • Memorial Mass Friday, January 11, 2013

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Don & Carol Brown

February 5, 2013

Rosemary we are so sorry to hear about your loss. Larry did so many things to help others - he will be missed a lot.

Annmarie Dinges

February 4, 2013

Danny & Family,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your dad was a great guy - a smiling face I'll always remember. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jan keith Brandenburger

January 31, 2013

I too am so sorry for your loss. I hope your memories help get you thru. (Tanya Browns Mom and Dad)

Tanya, Curt, Piper & Kylie Brown

January 22, 2013

Rosemary: I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

January 12, 2013

Rosemary please except our deepest sympathy.Our prayers are for you and the family. Jim and Corinne Karch/El Paso, TX

January 12, 2013

Rosemary, you have our deepest sympathy, I really enjoyed meeting Larry in August this year. What a wonderful fellow. Keeping you and your family in our prayers. Stan & Rose Busken

January 12, 2013

Rosie, and family...our deepest and sincerest sympathy to all, may the One who gives us life and also calls us home, hold you in His arms at this very sad time, our thoughts and prayers are with you all..Randy/Judy Bauer cincinnati ohio

Jeanne Heberer

January 12, 2013

Rosie, we are so very sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Jeanne (Ploch) Heberer

Tyler and Mary Reaka

January 11, 2013

Rosemary,we are very sorry to hear about Larry he was such a wonderful person.Our prayers with you and your family.

Babette Rensing

January 11, 2013

My prayers and thoughts are with you Rosemary. Larry was such a large presence - his exuberance, his smile. He was always friendly and welcomed me at the Moose (as well as you). I am so saddened to hear of his passing. May God's peace and love surround you and your family.