Violet L. (Baade) Korte

Violet L. (Baade) Korte


Violet L. Korte, 84, of Britt and formerly of Woden passed away on Friday, July 2, 2021 at Hancock County Health System in Britt.

Graveside services for Violet Korte will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, July 12, 2021 at Bingham Township Cemetery in Woden with Reverend S. Kim Peterson officiating.

Visitation for Violet Korte will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 PM on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at Ewing Funeral Chapel, 178 Center Street West in Britt.

Violet was born April 25, 1937 to Henry and Gladys (Carlson) Baade in Titonka.  She attended country schools and later graduated from Titonka High School as a member of the Class of 1954.

On March 6, 1955, she was united in marriage to Kenzy L. Korte at Good Hope Lutheran Church in Titonka.  The couple eventually settled on a farm east of Woden, where they farmed and raised their family.  In 1987, Kenzy retired from farming due to ill health, and they moved into Woden from the farm.

Violet worked as a nurses aid at Hancock County Memorial Hospital in Britt for more than 30 years, retiring in 1998.

Violet was a lifelong Lutheran, having been raised, confirmed and married at Good Hope in Titonka and as a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Woden ever since.  She was active in various circles at church, and as a longtime member of the Woden American Legion Auxiliary.

Violet was content with the simple things in life.  She cherished time with her children and grandchildren, baking and cooking for them, working hard and serving as caregiver for her parents, aunt and husband.  Later in life, she and her special friend Don attended Bluegrass music festivals near and far.

Violet is survived by her children, Sharla (Roger) Wellik of Forest City, Joea Korte of Boone and Jeffrey (Diane) Korte of Forest City; twelve grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; loving partner of 18 years, Don Fritz; sisters-in-law Patsy Jenkins of Arizona and Janice Baade of Titonka; along with other extended family members and friends.

Violet was preceded in death by her parents, husband Kenzy in 1999, brother Donald Baade and great-granddaughter Samantha Wellik.


Date: Sunday, July 11, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Where: Ewing Funeral Chapel – Britt
178 Center Street West, Britt, Iowa 50423
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Date: Monday, July 12, 2021
Time: 10:00 am
Where: Bingham Township Cemetery
Woden, Iowa
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