Marie Teresa Korte

April 23, 1939 - September 26, 2021

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Service Details

Prayer Service: Livestreaming Available
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 – 7:00pm
St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cathedral
Muenster, SK

Funeral Mass: Livestreaming Available
Thursday, September 30, 2021 – 10:00am
St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cathedral
Muenster, SK

Thursday, September 30, 2021 – 10:00am
St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cemetery
Muenster, SK

Memorial Donations:

St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cemetery Maintenance Fund
PO Box 107
Muenster, SK, S0K 2Y0


Marie was born April 23, 1939 to Helen (Gursky) and Charles Merkosky. She grew up on the farm in Burr, SK with her 10 siblings. Marie obtained her education at Mile End School, located west of the Burr area. She was employed at Bruser’s General Store until her marriage to Benno on June 30, 1958. She moved to Muenster and was blessed with six children: Adele, Colin, Donna, Elaine, Bruce and Roger.

Marie enjoyed her time being as tay-at-home mom raising her children. She taught them to have faith and showed her enduring love for them daily. She liked watching her children play sports and enthusiastically cheered them on at curling, baseball, softball, or whatever the sport may be.

Once the children were grown up, she spent a lot of time camping with Benno and visiting with family and friends. She enjoyed playing bingo and going for coffee in Humboldt whenever the chance arose. On Sunday morning, you could find her having brunch with friends after mass. Her other interests included spending time cooking in the kitchen and singing. It is still a debate as to whether her apple or juneberry pie was the crowd favourite. Above all, Marie’s recipe for loving her family was even better than her pie and fried chicken.

Marie will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Benno Korte, 6 children, 13 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren: Adele (Darwin) Gramlich; Colin (Terri) Korte and family, Lindsay (Brad) McGrath and children Grayson and Kinley, Alyssa (Brendan) Pruden, Lauren, Austin; Donna (Dave) McCulloch and family, Brianne and Ethan; Elaine (Lorne) Stroeder and family, Kyler and Shandelle; Bruce (Marj) Korte and family, Brinti (Myles) Shingoose, Robyn, Lace; Roger (Nancy) Korte and family, Sydney and Luke.

She also leaves to mourn her sisters: Clara Saretsky, Helene Dobni, Christine Dust and Doreen Sotnikow; sisters-in-law Evelyn and Rose Merkosky. Marie was predeceased by her parents, Helen and Charles Merkosky; four brothers Leo, Albert, Edward, Bernard Merkosky; sisters Bertha Muench and Frances in infancy; siblings- in-law Johanna Merkosky, Alfred Saretsky, Lorraine Merkosky, Chester Dobni, Arnold Dust, Hugo Muench, and James Sotnikow.

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