Kenneth E. Korth

  • Born: January 11, 1934
  • Died: March 16, 2013
  • Location: Clintonville, Wisconsin

Tribute & Message From The Family


Kenneth Emil Korth, age 79, of Appleton, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Pine Manor. Ken was born on January 11, 1934, son of the late Elmer and Wilma Korth. He was the third oldest of nine children.
Ken attended St. Paul Lutheran grade school in Appleton, where he was baptized and confirmed. At age 17, he entered the United States Marine Corp engaging in heavy fighting in the Korean War and also served in Japan. After the war, Ken spent the majority of his working life as a carpenter in California. Ken was also an avid sports fan. He loved the Packers, Boston Celtics and the Atlanta Braves.
Ken is survived by his brothers, William "Bill" Korth and Howard (Milly) Korth. He is further survived by his sister-in-law, Sandy Korth; his aunt, Grace Vander Hieden; his favorite niece Jo Hanna Helein; his best friends, Dick and Mariot Williams; as well as many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son Joe; his daughter, Bea; his sisters Ruth Koepke, Dorothy Koepke, and Norita (Joseph) Glasheen; and brothers Elmer Korth, Donald Korth and Roger Korth.
A memorial service for Ken will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at the WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME DOWNTOWN (537 N. Superior Ave) with Rev. Mark Henke officiating. Full military honors will follow. A time of visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmanfargo.com.
The Korth family would like to thank the Pine Manor Healthcare Center for all their kindness and care for Ken.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

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Uncle Kenny,
Now you can be at peace up in heaven with Grandma and Grampa Korth along with my Dad and other Aunt and Uncles who went before you. Thank you for serving our county in the United States Marine Corps. It takes a heck of a MAN to join the Marines at the age of 17 years old and see combat. Semper Fi.

Your Nephew,
George

Posted by George Korth - New London, WI - Nephew   March 24, 2013

Hello Howard & Milly,

Please accept our sincere sympathy on the passing of your brother Kenneth. We almost fell over when we read that Ken was your brother! My father, Forrest Barrow, was also a resident at Pine Manor in Embarrass (Dad passed away on February 10, 2013) and when we would go out see Dad we always enjoyed seeing Ken and listening to his singing. It seemed he was always singing "You are My Sunshine"! Though Ken was dealing with dimentia, like my father, he always seemed happy and our family enjoyed visiting with him! You and your family will continue to be in our prayers. God bless and keep you all during this difficult time and always.

Sincerely,

Jerry & Cindy Zaddack

Posted by Cindy Zaddack - Neenah, WI   March 19, 2013

Hello Howard & Milly,

I almost fell over when I read that Kenneth was Howard's brother. My father, Forrest Barrow, was also a resident at Pine Manor in Embarrass and he passed away on February 10, 2013. It was always a pleasure to see Ken at Pine Manor and listen to his singing. It seemed that he was always singing "You are my Sunshine"! Though he was dealing with dimentia, the same as my father, Ken always seemed happy and our family enjoyed visiting with him. Please accept our sincere sympathy and know that you will continue to be in our prayers. God bless and keep you and your family during this difficult time and always!

Cindy & Jerry Zaddack

Posted by Cindy Zaddack - Neenah, WI   March 19, 2013