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Maebelle Doris Kortz, passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery in Ft. Dodge, IA.
Maebelle was born Randall and Maryanne (Jorgenson) Hokem on the family farm outside of Ft. Dodge on April 17, 1924. On a spring day in 1942, she would go on to marry the love of her life, Wilbur Kortz in Ft. Dodge. They would raise their family in Estherville. Maebelle enjoyed taking care of her family, baking and volunteering every year at the local Estherville Museum. She enjoyed taking cruises, puzzles, watching black and white movies and hosting the neighborhood Christmas party. Maebelle had an unwavering faith in God and loved her family and church dearly.
Maebelle is survived by her daughter Diane (Don) Baker of Clive; brother Peter Hoken of Ft. Dodge; grandchildren James (Pat) Baker and Lisa (James) Jacobs and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Wilbur in 1999.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Mercy Home Hospice, 5280 Winwood Drive, Johnston, IA.
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