Benno John Korte
March 11, 1936 – April 15, 2022
Benno John Korte was born March 11, 1936, and passed away April 15, 2022. He was the eldest of seven children born to John and Cecilia (née Cales) Korte. He grew up in Muenster, Saskatchewan, and was educated as a mechanic. His career was spent in Muenster owning and operating a garage called “Korte’s Service.” He met the love of his life, Marie Merkosky, and they were married June 30, 1958. They had a long and happy life together for 63 years until the passing of Marie on September 26, 2021. They were blessed to have six children: Adele (Darwin) Gramlich, Colin (Terri) Korte, Donna (Dave) McCulloch, Elaine (Lorne) Stroeder, Bruce (Marj) Korte, and Roger (Nancy) Korte. Benno is also survived by 13 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and sisters: Margaret, Helen, Rose-Marie, Antoinette, and Anne. He was pre-deceased by his wife Marie, his parents, and his sister Cecilia. Benno was an avid curler and met many friends curling across Saskatchewan and other parts of Canada. He also loved playing baseball for the Muenster Red Sox for many years. As he got closer to retirement, Benno and Marie spent a lot of time with friends camping, fishing, and socializing. His friends in Muenster were very special to him. He had a fond love of Muenster and served on the town council and was also the Mayor of Muenster for many years. Special thanks to Fr. Gerard Dewan for his constant support of both of our parents, during their final years. The Prayer Service for Benno was held on Friday, April 22, 2022, at 7:30 p.m., and the Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., with both services at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cathedral in Muenster, SK. The celebrant for the Funeral Mass was Fr. Demetrius Wasylyniuk, OSB. Others taking part included the pallbearers: Colin Korte, Bruce Korte, Roger Korte, Darwin Gramlich, Dave McCulloch, and Lorne Stroeder, with Adele Gramlich, Donna McCulloch, Elaine Stroeder, and “All of Benno’s Grandchildren,” noted as honorary pallbearers. Interment followed at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cemetery in Muenster, SK, and the memorial luncheon was held at the Muenster Community Hall. Memorial donations may be directed to St. Peter’s Cemetery Fund, (PO Box 107, Muenster, SK, S0K 2Y0).
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Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel - Humboldt, Saskatchewan