Hugo Herbert Korte
November 17, 1933 – May 20, 2023
On November 17, 1933, Hugo was born on the Korte farm, northeast of Muenster, SK, to Herman and Cecelia (née Kuemper) Korte, the sixth of 12 children. Hugo grew up on the family farm and attended Golden Rule School. He had various jobs which included cutting brush, working as a mechanic, and one winter working in Prince George, BC, at the sawmill. Eventually he went to work buying grain and spent 41 years in the grain business. On August 20, 1958, Hugo married Vivian Rath at St. Gertrude Church in the Muenster District. They were blessed with a family of five children - two daughters and three sons. Hugo’s job in the grain industry led the family to various communities across Saskatchewan – Wolverine, Quinton, Melville and Muenster. Hugo retired from the Sask Wheat Pool in 1997. Over the years, he volunteered his time to many organizations. Hugo was an Honorary Life Member of the Knights of Columbus, an active member of St. Augustine Roman Catholic Parish, part of the Humboldt Vintage Club, a councillor for the Village of Muenster for many years and he spent 22 cherished years as a member of the Bier Tent Gang, where he made many lifelong friends. Hugo was an amazing carpenter and had a love of singing! He was a social man – Hugo enjoyed sharing stories and always had time for a visit. Hugo and Vivian retired to Humboldt in 1992. An avid supporter of the Humboldt Broncos – Hugo was a season ticket holder for 35 years! He’d spend his time doing word searches, enjoyed reading non-fiction and loved watching all sports on TV. Hugo enjoyed get-togethers and sing-alongs in the backyard but he especially loved time spent with his children and grandchildren whether it was a family BBQ or ordering in food from Wong’s. Hugo passed away peacefully at Humboldt District Hospital, with family by his side, and the family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to Dr. Levick-Brown and all the nursing staff for their excellent care of Hugo.
Hugo is survived by his wife of 64 years, Vivian (Rath); their children and their families:
Randy (Mae) Korte of Humboldt, Jessica (Kyle) Dempsey, Ellis, Pierce; Tonya (Eric) Melland, Harrison; Desiree (Clifton) Kerluke, Dylin, Hudson; Danielle (Jared) Dyck
Sheryl (Gary) Fredericks of Humboldt, Samantha Fredericks, James Fredericks (Rebecca Anderson), Jonathan Fredericks
Michael (Sandra) Korte of Humboldt, Paige Korte, Sierra Korte
Roger Korte of Humboldt, +Rayna Korte
Lynette (Robert) Kunz of Saskatoon, Jorden Kunz, Sean Kunz
Hugo’s family also includes: his parents +Herman and +Cecelia Korte; his siblings +Marcella (+August) Bernard; +Arnold (+Agnes) Korte; +Frances (+Clarence) Haeusler; +Bruno (+Eldean) Korte; Loretta (+Arthur) Stomp; Harold (Christine) Korte; +Bernice Korte; Alma (Dan) Muench; +Marjorie Korte; Delphine (+Ted) Palagian; and Annette (+Ray) Ilg.
... as well as the Rath family; +August and +Paula Rath; +Matt (Rosella) Rath; +Robert (Cathy) Rath; Gert (+Lorne) Schmitz; Dolores (+Dick) Lemmerick; Greg (Sandy) Rath; +Marilyn (Don) Korte; +Jerome (+Eileen) Rath; and Larry (Evelyn) Rath.
The Prayer Service on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at 7:30 p.m., and the Funeral Mass, on Friday, May 26, 2023, at 2:00 p.m., were both held in St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. Nestor Trach presided over the Prayer Service, and Roger Korte and Sandra Korte were scripture readers, with organist Denise Germain. Fr. Colin Roy offered the Funeral Mass and others taking part included: Jessica Dempsey, cross bearer; Randy Korte and Michael Korte, scripture readers; Paige Korte, Jorden Kunz, and Desiree Kerluke, intentions; Danielle Dyck, Sierra Korte, and Samantha Fredericks, gift bearers; Sandra Korte, eucharistic minister; Lynette Kunz, and Michael Korte, eulogists; members of the Knights of Columbus, honor guard; and Dennis and Vyenda Korte, memorial table attendants. Music ministry was provided by members of the St. Augustine Parish Funeral Choir, led by director Loretta Schugmann, and accompanied by organist Denise Germain. Interment followed in St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Muenster, SK, with active pallbearers: James Fredericks, Jonathan Fredericks, Robert Kunz, Sean Kunz, Glenn Rath, and Jared Dyck, and “All those who shared in Hugo’s life,” noted as honorary pallbearers. The memorial luncheon in St. Augustine Parish Hall in Humboldt, SK. Memorial donations may be directed either to St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cemetery Maintenance Fund (PO Box 107, Muenster, SK, S0K 2Y0), or to the Arthritis Society (393 University Ave., Suite 1700, Toronto, ON, M5G 1E6).
This Notice Is Courtesy Of
Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel - Humboldt, Saskatchewan