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April 9, 1948 – Monday, May 4, 2009

Service Information
The Church of St. Michael in St. Michae
Friday, May 8th

Visitation Information

John B. Kortuem, age 61, of St. Michael passed away on Monday, May 4, 2009 at The Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center.

He was born on April 9, 1948 in Mankato the son of George & Rose Martensotto Kortuem.

On August 9, 1969 John Kortuem & Joyce Lagasse were joined in holy marriage in Winona. God blessed their marriage with five children.

John formerly engaged in dairy farming and loved his animals. He later became a meat cutter at J&B Group in St. Michael.

John was a faithful member of The Church of St. Michael in St. Michael and was a very prayerful man. He also enjoyed singing in church.

Survived by loving wife, Joyce; children, David (Amy) Kortuem of Minneapolis, Jenny (Randy) Anderson of Moorhead, Kris Kortuem of Leadville, Colorado, Justin Kortuem of St. Paul & Travis (Gina) Kortuem of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Brittany, Jack & Michael; a brother, Charles (Bev) Kortuem of Sauk Centre; sisters, Mary (Dennis) Buschkowski & RoseAnn (Dick) Schoeb, all of Madison Lake, Margaret Roscoe of Prescott, Arizona & Kathy (Randy) Scholl of Mankato; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents, George & Rose Kortuem and by a sister, Elizabeth.

A Mass of Christian Burial for John Kortuem will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 8th, at The Church of St. Michael in St. Michael (on Frankfort Parkway). Father Michael Becker will be the Celebrant.

A visitation will be held at the church on Thursday, May 7th, from 4 till 8 P.M. A Prayer service will be held at 7:30 P.M.

Further visitation will be held on Friday morning, May 8th at the church one hour prior to Mass.

7 Guestbook Entries

  1. Marcie & Bill Martin

    Your family is in our prayers. John is at peace with God. He will be watching over all of you. God Bless

  2. James M. Pralle

    Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

    Chris & I will be thinking of you and your family

  3. Tammy (Berning) Dietman

    My sincere condolences to your family. John’s beautiful singing voice will always be remembered and God’s hands will always make sure he’s safe.

  4. Leslie Bianchi

    thinking of you

  5. Rod Lagasse

    Dear Family we were very sorry to hear of your lose. We want you to know that our thoughts are with you.
    Your Brother and Uncle Rod Lagasse and family.

  6. Rod Lagasse

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow

  7. Ed and Shirley Frederick

    To the Family of John Kortuem –

    We are sorry to note the loss of John at such an early age. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. John’s passing brought back so many good memories of the Kortuem’s at the Southern School of Agriculture, Waseca.

    Our sympathy to all.

    Ed and Shirley Frederick


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