February 6, 1930- June 8, 2019
Jerome Korth, 89, of Columbus, died Saturday, June 8, 2019, at his home.
Mass of Christian Burial is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the church. There will be a 7 p.m. vigil service. Visitation will continue at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday until service time at the church. Interment with military honors by American Legion Hartman Post #84 Honor Guard will be in the St. Bonaventure Cemetery.
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Jerome Korth was born Feb. 6, 1930, on the family farm near St. Bernard to Killian and Christina (Schaecher) Korth. He received his education at St. Bernard Catholic School. Jerome entered the United States Navy and served during the Korean War overseas. He married Betty Cramer on Oct. 3, 1955, at St. Bernard Catholic Church. They lived in Omaha until moving to Wakefield, where they farmed. In 1965, they moved to the St. Bernard area where they continued to farm until 1979 when they moved into Columbus. Upon his retirement from farming, Jerome owned and operated his own business. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and the V.F.W Post #3704. He enjoyed cards, gardening, fishing, Nebraska football, St. Louis Cardinals baseball and spending time with his family
Jerome is survived by his wife, Betty, of Columbus; daughter, Nancy Korth of Omaha; sons, Rick (Cindy) Korth of Platte Center, Bob Korth of Lincoln, Russ (Patty) Korth of Humphrey, Charles Korth of Columbus, Doug (Maria) Korth of Kansas City, and Matt (Jenny) Korth of Juanita; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren
Jerome was preceded in death by his parents; son, John Korth; grandson, Jacob Korth; brothers: Elmer, Frank and Ray; and sisters: Phyllis White, Verona White, Moni Senske Palmer, Jeantte Hagen
Condolences may be directed to www.mckownfuneralhome.com.