PALMER – Michael J. Korte, 47, died Wednesday at his home in Palmer, IA. Funeral services will be held on Mon. July 1, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Manson. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery near Palmer. Visitation will be on Sun. June 30 from 5 until 7 p.m. at Larson-Weishaar Funeral Home in Manson with a parish rosary at 4:30 and a prayer vigil at 6:30.

Michael John Korte, son of Robert and Mary Lou (Keleher) Korte, was born on Jan. 10, 1966, in Sioux City, IA. He graduated from Pocahontas High School in 1983, returning to the family farm which he helped to operate with his father. Upon Robert’s death in 2001, Mike continued the farming operation until the time of his death. In 2008, he was united in marriage with Tera Vogel at Pomeroy. The marriage later ended in divorce.

Mike is survived by his daughter Kylie Wienhold of Havelock, IA; twin sons John and Robert Korte of Pocahontas, IA; mother Mary Lou Korte of Palmer, IA; brother Patrick (Michelle) Korte of Altoona, IA; sister Therese (Bill) Henderson of Pocahontas, IA. He was preceded in death by his father.