THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
David A. Kortbein
Issue Date: November 27, 2019
David A. Kortbein, 71, of Marinette, passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 at Aurora Medical Center-Bay Area, surrounded by family.
Born Sept. 5, 1948 in Marinette to Harold and Myrtle (Johnson) Kortbein, he lived in Marinette most of his life. He graduated from Marinette High School in 1966 and earned a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from UW-Madison.
He married Karen Schuette on Sept. 10, 1977 and they had four children. He worked in Wausau at Marathon Electric for two years immediately after college and then at Marinette Marine Corporation as an Electrical Engineer for 45 years, retiring as Chief Electrical Engineer in 2017.
He was a Sunday School teacher at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Church Council Member, President of the Church, Boy Scout volunteer for many years, youth soccer coach for each of his children, original organizer of The Lord's Diner and an all-around volunteer at Church.
He is survived by his wife, Karen; four children, Mark (Ashley) Kortbein of Park Falls, Paul (Stephanie) Kortbein of Green Bay, Jennie Kortbein (Ashton) of Porterfield and Elizabeth Kortbein of Appleton; three grandchildren; siblings, Terry (Deborah) Kortbein of Sturgeon Bay, Marion (Rick) Peterson of Appleton and Todd (Melody) Kortbein of Niceville, Fla.; nieces, Amanda (Joey) Manteufel and their four children from Appleton; a Goddaughter Emily (Tony) Leikip and their two children from Madison and Ronette (Chris) Johnson of Niceville, Fla.; a nephew, William (Marisa) Kortbein of Niceville, Fla. and Godson, Jared Schuette, of Green Bay.
His parents preceded him in death.
Visitation will be held Saturday, Nov. 30 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Marinette from 9 a.m. until time of a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Hansen Onion-Martell Funeral Home of Marinette is assisting the family with arrangements.