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David Thomas Korte

April 5, 1942 April 17, 2011
David Thomas Korte
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Obituary for David Thomas Korte

David Thomas Korte, a resident of White Lake, and former resident of Milford and Livonia, died at his home on April 18, 2011 at the age of 69.
David Thomas Korte was born to Fred and Virginia (Storick) Korte on April 5, 1942, and grew up in Michigan. After graduating from Romulus High School, David would go on to serve his country by enlisting in the United States Air Force.
He would become an engineer and worked for over twenty years with Ingersol-Rand in Farmington Hills where he designed assembly line systems. David would retire from Ingersol-Rand, but never slowing down, he went on to enjoying life with his family and friends, old and new.
In the years following his retirement, David drove a school bus for Huron Valley Transportation. He shared a mutual affection with the children he would pick up and deliver safely home every day. The children would call him �Mr. Dave� and would give him gifts. David was a gift to them also. He often arranged for children to receive a coat when they had none. This kind gesture was instrumental in David�s need to see that children did not go without.
In his spare time he enjoyed his passions--golf, and his new Harley Touring Bike. He was outgoing, sociable and had many friends. He could be found many mornings at the counter of Dimitri�s Coney Island in Milford having coffee and visiting with other customers. David never met a stranger, and was known to have a big heart.
He is survived by his daughters, Kelly (Jim) Prokes of Milford and Chris (Matthew) Navarre of Livonia; his son, David (Heather) Korte of Gaylord; grandchildren, Erika, Taylor, Nicole, April, Jack, Casey, Caroline, Conrad, and Alex; a sister, Judy (Jerry) Dupler; step-mother, Elsie Korte, and her children Susan Kon and Fred Korte; many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred Korte and Virginia Riste.

A Funeral Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, on Thursday, April 21, at 11AM. Friends may visit Wednesday 3-9PM. Memorials may be made in his name to Community Sharing. For further information please phone 248-684-6645.


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