Korth, Gregory W.
Greg W. Korth, age 56, of the Town of Belle Plaine, Shawano County passed away unexpectedly on Monday June 1, 2015 at the Grand Itasca Hospital in Grand Rapids, MN.
Gregory Wayne Korth was born December 7, 1958 in Clintonville, the son of Lois (Westad) and the late Gordon “Tiny” R. Korth. Growing up around the Cloverleaf Lakes presented many opportunities for the Korth boys and their friends to stay busy, boating in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter, and partying year ‘round. Greg attended Clintonville High School where he played football and wrestled for the Truckers. After high school, he briefly attended UW La Crosse where he met and married Beth Edwards. Working as an electrician, he worked at Town & Country Electric, Appleton, Krueger Sign & Electric, Clintonville, and Van Ert Electric. His most recent work allowed Greg to travel the Midwest extensively and he was able to hunt and fish many new areas, a pastime that he loved. He also had a passion for racing in its many forms. Enduro racing and ice racing were up there on his list, and he was also instrumental in the formation of Mid-State Ice Racing, Marion. He enjoyed country music and attended music festivals like Hodag and Fuddfest regularly. Greg will be remembered for his willingness to help anyone who needed it, including helping with yard work for his many neighbors out at the Lakes. He was a father who loved his sons and cherished spending time with them. As fun times spent with family and friends drew to a close toward the end of the night, Greg always said it best, “One more and we’ll all go.”
He is survived by: his sons, Hans (Nora) Korth, Shalimar, FL; Mitchell (Amanda) Korth, Austin, TX; his mother, Lois Korth, Clintonville; his grandchildren, Claire, (and two more on the way); his sisters, Paula Korth, San Diego, CA; Dawn Korth, Oconomowoc; and his brothers, Rodney Korth, Madison and Curt Korth, Clintonville. Greg was preceded in death by his father, Gordon “Tiny” R. Korth.
Funeral services will be held 7 p.m., Friday, June 5, 2015 at the Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville with the Rev. Willard “Bill” Hager officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the time of the service. An online guestbook is available at eberhardtstevenson.com.