June 2, 1921 – January 3, 2013
Crystal Korte died on Thursday, January 3rd, 2012, at the age of 91. She was born in 1921 in Bloomfield, Iowa. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Des Moines. In her youth she was an accomplished tennis player. Crystal married Milton Korte in 1940. She was an outstanding bridge player and seamstress. She and Milton loved ballroom, square and round dancing. Crystal was a stay-at-home mom until her eldest entered college. Her work life began in retail and ended in the banking industry from which she retired. Crystal was a member of Eastern Star, Acanthus Chapter.
Crystal is survived by her three children, Nicole (Dwight) Keller of Waukee, Ronald (Kris) Korte of Phoenix, AZ and Kurt (Deb) Korte of West Des Moines; six grandchildren, Cara and Erin Keller, Ryan, Alex, Casey and Zach Korte; and one great-grandchild, Tessa Clore. Crystal was preceded in death by her husband, Milton; brother, Robert Sheets; and mother, Leta Goodlander.
The family is grateful for the wonderful care Crystal received from the staff at The Village at Legacy Pointe and Iowa Hospice of Central Iowa. A memorial gathering of family and friends celebrating Crystal’s life will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 2nd, at the home of Nicole Keller in Waukee
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