Dennis Korte, Jr.

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Dennis F. “Denny” Korte, Jr., 52, of Highland, IL, born March 31, 1965, in Belleville, IL, died Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at his residence.

Denny worked for Schwan’s as a driver.  He enjoyed bicycling and spending time with his friends at Flanagan’s sports bar in Highland, IL.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Josephine, nee Thien, Korte, and Edward and Anna, nee Kisselbach, Lopinot.

He is survived by a son, Blake A. Korte of Edwardsville, IL;
his parents, Dennis Sr. and Llana, nee Lopinot, Korte of Belleville, IL;
a brother, Daniel (Tammy) Korte of Belleville, IL;
the mother of his son, Laura;
an uncle, Edward (Fran) Lopinot;
three aunts, Doris A. Chaput, Patricia A. Stock, and Mary M. Holle;
two nieces, Molly and Megan Korte;
and many cousins, extended relatives, and many friends at Flanagan’s sports bar.

Memorials may be made to Blake Korte’s Education Fund, in care of Blake Korte.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, February 25, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 26, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Father Jim Thomas officiating.

Burial will be at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Shiloh, IL.


16 Comments on Dennis Korte, Jr.

Mike and Sharron Malloy said : Guest Report Mar 04, 2018 at 7:02 PM

Dear Dennis, Llana and family, We were out of state and just saw in the church bulletin about the loss of your son. God bless you all through this time of loss. Mike and Sharron

  • Belleville
  • IL
Jennifer said : Guest Report Mar 04, 2018 at 12:56 AM

Denny you are forever in my heart! As I heard this news yesterday I wept. Heartbreaking! I will miss you always my friend! You always made me laugh and see the brighter side of things! Fly high to the angels! Prayers and hugs for the Korte family!!!

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Long time friend said : Guest Report Feb 28, 2018 at 2:32 AM

"This is not goodbye; it's I love you to take with you, until we meet again." May you find the happiness that seems to have alluded you on earth. You will live in my heart forever. You will be with me on every hike, every bike ride, every trip. I will try to take you to all the places that you dreamed of visiting. I love you now and forever.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Gerry Hasenstab said : Guest Report Feb 27, 2018 at 3:47 PM

Dear Dennis and Llana and family, Please accept the condolences of myself and the staff at Catholic Urban Programs. You will be in our prayers at this time of loss. We pray that God will give you the strength and peace you need at this time.

  • East St Louis
  • IL
Jeanne Jansen said : Guest Report Feb 26, 2018 at 1:50 AM

Dennis, Llana, Danny & family, I am so sorry to hear about Denny. You are all in my thoughts & prayers. Please find strength in each other and your faith.

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Leroy and sandy Glueck. said : Guest Report Feb 26, 2018 at 1:34 AM

Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family. LeRoy came there and couldn't stand very long time so sorry. He will catch up with you soon. Again you all are in our thoughts and prayers God Bless

  • O'fallonour hearts
  • Illinois
Marilou Adam said : Guest Report Feb 25, 2018 at 11:27 PM

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. You and Denny are in my prayers.

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Tim Livingston said : Guest Report Feb 25, 2018 at 10:12 PM

Prayers for your family and friends. You will be missed. Rest in peace.

  • Highland
  • Illinois
Mike McBroom said : Guest Report Feb 25, 2018 at 1:52 PM

Prayers for family. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers. You made weekeds lengdary with your adventures. Tag that door!

  • Nokomis
  • Illinois
John And Vickie Kaiser said : Guest Report Feb 25, 2018 at 1:41 PM

Dennis and family so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. John and Vickie Kaiser

  • New Athens
  • Il
Les & April Lopinot said : Guest Report Feb 25, 2018 at 12:35 PM

We grieve with you but trust in the redemption that rejoins.

  • Oswego
  • IL
Les & April Lopinot said : Guest Report Feb 24, 2018 at 10:19 PM

We stand and share this with you. Be comforted by your faith, your family, your friends - as you comforted him - as he would wish you comfort.

  • Oswego
  • IL
Rnald Chaput said : Guest Report Feb 24, 2018 at 5:19 PM

Please accept my condolenc!!!!!!

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Janet Sprehe said : Guest Report Feb 24, 2018 at 1:41 PM

May you rest in peace beloved friend. We had many fun memories growing up together and also after we were working full time in our jobs and celebrating life ! You will be deeply missed but never forgotten!

  • Lutz
  • Florida
Tresa Higgins-Ross said : Guest Report Feb 24, 2018 at 12:36 AM

Such a blessing to have known him. He was taken too soon. He was like a big brother to me. I loved him. He is painfully missed. Rip Denny♡

  • Edwardsville
  • Il
Jim and Stephanie Haukap said : Guest Report Feb 23, 2018 at 11:45 PM

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family????

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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