Nicholas Korbe Sr.
Published on -2/20/2013, 9:02 AM
Nicholas Korbe Sr., 85, Hays, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Locust Grove Village Nursing Home, La Crosse.
He was born May 6, 1927, in Antonino to Fidelis and Katherine (Unrein) Korbe.
He married Martha Marie Portschy on May 14, 1951, in Hays. He owned and operated Nick Korbe Cable Tools for many years and retired in 1982. After his retirement, he and his wife started Nick Korbe Wood Crafts. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served in the Asiatic Pacific Campaign.
He enjoyed his wood shop, fishing, gardening, going to the casino, and enjoyed his family and grandchildren.
He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Nicholas Korbe Jr. and wife, Connie, Hays; two daughters, Jan Brungardt and husband, Gene, Victoria, and Linda Brazda and husband, Dennis, Hays; a half-brother, John Hoff Jr. and wife, Dolly, Russell; a sister, Esther Rohleder, Lincoln, Neb.; a half-sister, Charlotte Wilkinson and husband, Dave, Rose Hill; two sisters-in-law, Clara Korbe and Jean Berger, both of Hays; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren; step grandchildren; and step great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Melvin, Walter and Norman Korbe; a sister, Norma Lang; a grandchild, Kerri Korbe; and a great-grandchild, Jenna Jo Brungardt.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 18th and Vine, Hays; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays, with military honors by Hays VFW Post No. 9076.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Friday, both at Cline's Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd, Hays, KS 67601.
A Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.
A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.
Memorials are suggested to Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays, in care of the mortuary.
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