PIERCE COUNTY LEADER; Pierce, Nebraska; Thursday, September 27, 1951
Last Rites for Mrs. Ernest Korth
Funeral services for Mrs. Ernest Korth, who passed away at her home last Wednesday, were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:00 at Zion Lutheran church, with the Rev. C.M. Steging officiating. The church was filled with relatives and friends and many beautiful floral offerings banked the casket.
The ladies choir, under the direction of Paul G. Hinz, sang "Who knows when death may overtake me", "Asleep in Jesus" and "What a Friend we have in Jesus". Rev. Steging in his comforting words to the family, spoke of her patience during her long months of illness and that she accepted it as her lot in life. She had always been a regular attendant at divine services as long as her health permitted.
Burial was in the Lutheran cemetery east of Pierce with the following serviced as pallbearers, Nick Wiese, Norfolk; Art Low, Herman Ahlman, Adolph Carstens, Louis Kolterman and Lawrence Kolterman.
Freda Cordts was born April 11, 1885 at Arcadia, Iowa, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Cordts and was baptized on April 24 in the Lutheran church. When a small child the family moved to Pierce where she received her schooling and was confirmed by the Rev. A. Hofius in St. John's Lutheran church on March 26, 1899. On October 30, 1904, she was united in marriage to Ernest Korth. This union was blessed with six sons and one daughter. She and her husband moved to town about four years ago to a home in the southwest part of Pierce.
Her health had not been the best for several years and she suffered several severe heart attacks. For the past eight months she had been bedfast, passing away last Wednesday, September 19, at the age of 66 years, 5 months and 8 days. With her at the time of her death were Mrs. Lizzie Korth and Mrs. Walleen Korth.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Chris Jr. and Henry Cordts; two children, Louise and Reuben, and one grand-daughter Barbara Ann Korth.
She leaves to mourn her death, her husband; five sons, Harold of Randolph; Alvin, Lorlan, Walleen and Raymond of Pierce; and three grandchildren. Also three sisters, Mrs. Gus Manske, El Campo, Tex.; Mrs. Minnie Kuhl, Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Clyde Burnham, San Diego, Calif., and also a number of nieces nephews and a host of friends.
Among those attending the last rites from away were Mr. and Mrs. Homer Kuhl of Sioux City; Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Blatt of Norfolk; Robert Korth, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Korth, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schnoor, Herman Korth, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Koehler of McLean.