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Daniel N. "Dan" Korty

October 13, 1946 — November 22, 2023

Romney, IN

 

Daniel N. “Dan” Korty, 77, of Romney, Indiana, peacefully entered into his eternal reward on Wednesday, November, 22, 2023.

 

Dan was born on October 13, 1946 to the late Norbert and Marian (Allgeier) Korty of Lafayette, Indiana. He graduated in 1964 from Central Catholic HS. From 1966-67 Dan bravely served his country with the 1st Cavalry Division, 15th Medical Battalion, flying for Medevac as the crew chief and door gunner on a Huey during the Vietnam War.  He was awarded 2 Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for his sacrifice. 

After serving his country, Dan returned home to Lafayette and was hired at Eli Lilly where he worked for over 30 years before retiring.  On May 5, 1973 he married Elizabeth E. “Betty” Windler of Oxford, IN, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fowler, IN. 

 

Not one to sit idle, Dan felt it important to contribute to his community.  He served 40 years on the Randolph Township Vol. Fire Department, was a longtime representative on the Randolph Township Board and Romney Regional Sewer District Board, drove school buses for the Lafayette Catholic Schools and Tippecanoe County School Corp, and served on the Honor Guard with the American Legion, Post 11.  He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, a 4th Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus Council 456, and a member of the American Legion, VFW, American Huey 369, the 40 & 8, and the Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association.  

 

Dan demonstrated a life of loving service, and his most rewarding roles were as a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. Always a farmer at heart, he was well known for his prolific vegetable garden and was often seen outdoors splitting wood with the “Korty Woodcutters” or in the fields helping local farmers.

 

Dan is survived by his five children; Susan (Louis) Hoefer, of Lafayette, Catherine (Chad) Linn of Greenfield, IN, Carolyn (Phil) McKinnis of Lafayette, Angela (Bob) Munroe of Southgate, MI, and Jerry (Laney) Korty of Cleveland, OH; 21 grandchildren; 10 siblings; Helen (Harold) Beiswanger of Monticello, Steve (Pam) Korty of Lafayette, Lucy Tormoehlen of Shelbyville, Dorothy (Mark) Thise of Lafayette, Herman (Karen) Korty of Lafayette, Jane (Roger) Synovec of O’Fallon, MO, Norbert (Leah) Korty, Jr. of Lafayette, Isidore Korty of Lafayette, Tom (Nancy) Korty of Mulberry, Ruth (Fred) Grider of Kokomo; sister-in-law Annette Korty of Lafayette and brother-in-law Raymond Eickholtz of Charlestown, IN; and many nieces and nephews.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents; Betty, his wife of 48 years; his brother David Korty; and sisters Juliann Eickholtz and Bernadette Korty.  

 

On Wednesday, November 29, a Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed at 3:45 PM., followed by visitation until 7:00 PM. at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 1306 E. Main Street, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Crawfordsville, on Thursday, November 30, with rosary at beginning at 10:00 AM and Mass following at 10:30, Fr. Michael Bower officiating.  Interment will be at 12:30 PM at St. Boniface Cemetery, Lafayette.  Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Bernard Church “Pave the Way” fund. Hahn-Groeber Funeral Home of Lafayette is honored to serve the Korty family. Please leave memories and condolences at hahngroeberfuneralhome.com

 

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