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Leroy T. Kortz, age 77, of Freedom, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. He was born on February 21, 1941, son of the late Herman and Lillian (Carney) Kortz.
After high school, Leroy served as a Sergeant in the Marine Corps Reserves. He was a 50 year member of the Local 955, being a carpenter by trade. His love of working with wood, resulted in building his own home. He always had a project he was working on and could fix just about anything.
Leroy was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed nature walks through his land, fishing and hunting, especially his trips taken out west. Leroy also enjoyed bowling and was a long time season ticket holder for the Green Bay Packers.
Leroy is survived by his siblings: Glenn Kortz, Mary (Dick) Heindl, Gary (Lois) Kortz and Barb (Tom) Braun; nieces and nephews: Mike (Denise) LeNoble, Todd (Robin) LeNoble, Jean (Steve) Lenz, Tim Heindl (special friend Missy), Jeff Heindl, Brian (Annie Hughes-Heindl), Jason (Ashley) Heindl, Joe (Robyn) Kortz, Chad (Lisa) Kortz, Greg (Bonnie) Kortz, Jeremy Braun, Andy (Stacy) Braun and Laura (Dan) Howard; many great nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Leroy was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Lillian; and a sister, Bonnie (Chesty) (Jerry Thomson) LeNoble.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, W2037 County Road S, Freedom, with Fr. Willie Van De Loo officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Interment will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established in Leroy’s name. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Thedacare Hospice, especially Dawn and Jill, for their compassion and loving care of Lee.