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Corrine "Corky" R. Koltz

February 15, 1927 ~ January 20, 2024 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Corrine "Corky" Koltz Obituary

Corrine Rosamund Koltz (Pihl)

Best known as Corky by family and friends. Corrine was born February 15, 1927, to Enfred and Ruth Pihl in Harvard, Illinois. She has been a lifetime member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Harvard. Corky graduated from Harvard High School June 6, 1944 - D-day. Went to Ray Vogue School of Design in Chicago and worked at Carson Pirie Scott in Chicago. Worked in the Harvard High School cafeteria for 20 years. Married Harold Koltz September 13, 1947, the love of her life. They were blessed with two sons Brandon (Jacqua) and Jeff (Denise), 5 grandchildren Matt Koltz, Kris (Jessica) Koltz, Jac Koltz, Janna (Alex) Lagerstrom, and Stefan Koltz, and 3 great-grandchildren Adam, Aidan, and Ava Koltz. She was preceded in death by her husband, infant son Thomas, her parents, sister Lorraine Slepicka, and brother Myron “Mike” Pihl. She served on the Altar Guild at Trinity and was a member of the choir for many years. Enjoyed knitting – made 300 caps and scarves for “Rocky Boy” Lutheran Native American ministry, and Afghans and sweaters for family and friends. Corky was an accomplished Bridge player.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, from 9:30 AM until the 11 AM service at Trinity Lutheran Church, 504 E. Diggins St., Harvard, IL 60033.  Inurnment will be at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Corky’s honor to Trinity Lutheran Church.

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January 30, 2024

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
504 E. Diggins Street
Harvard, Illinois 60033

Memorial Service
January 30, 2024

11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
504 E. Diggins Street
Harvard, Illinois 60033


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