CALDWELL—Services for Wilfred W. Korth Sr., 77, of Caldwell were held Friday, May 14, 2010, at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Deanville w ith Rev. Terr y Moon officiating. Burial followed in Elizabeth Lutheran Church Cemetery. Military honors were provided by Caldwell VFW Post No. 4458.
Mr. Korth died Tuesday, May 11, in Bryan with his family by his side.
He was born Dec. 24, 1932, to Fritz and Elsie Everhardt Korth in the Birch community of Burleson County.
Mr. Korth was a Korean War veteran, serving in the U. S. Army and earning the rank of corporal.
He married Katherine Englemann on Feb. 25, 1956.
Mr. Korth worked at Alcoa for 34 years as a pot liner, retiring in 1991.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing 42 and moon with his family and friends, and he loved his tractor. More than anything he loved his family.
Mr. Korth was a member and, as well an usher, at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Deanville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Leon Korth; and a daughter-in-law, Janet Korth.
Survivors are his wife of 54 years, Katherine Korth of Caldwell; a daughter, Patty Ann Koscielniak and husband Harry of Cleburne; four sons, Wilfred W. Korth Jr. and wife Claire of Berclair, Glen Ray Korth and fiancée Debbie of Monahans, Carl A. Korth of Victoria, Michael Todd Korth of Austin; eight grandchildren, Kabara Praskavich and husband Michael of Silver Springs, Maryland, Jordan Korth of Bloomington, Indiana, Katherine Koscielniak, Krystan Koscielniak and Wilfred Frank Koscielniak, all of Cleburne, Bobby Graham of Victoria, Justin Hall and wife Brandi of Justin, Kristin Hall of Lubbock; three sisters, Lee Ellen Flippen of Dime Box, Velma Bage of Texas City, Gladys Paholek of Bryan; two brothers-in-law, Milton Englemann and wife Gladys, Charles Englemann and wife Marie, all of Caldwell; and two sisters-in-law, Sarah Englemann of Caldwell, Laura Hannes and husband Gilbert of Dime Box.
Pallbearers were Steven Bage, Gerald Korth, Terry Paholek, Leroy Kazmir, Dennis Englemann and Mark McCulloch.
Honorary pallbearers were Jordan Korth, Wilfred Korth, Gary Bage, Roy Engleman, Ricky Korth, Donald Haisler, Harold Haisler and Bobby Graham.
Memorials may be made to St. Johns Lutheran Church Deanville Memorial Fund or Deanville Volunteer Fire Department.