Leonard Kortmeyer

Wednesday, February 2, 2005

Leonard Dwight Kortmeyer, 74, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born Dec. 18, 1930, in Burke, S.D., son of Henry Conrad and Marcia Martha Schultz Kortmeyer. He and Thelma Snedeker were married Feb. 14, 1981, in Greeley, Colo.

Kortmeyer received a doctorate degree from the University of Northern Colorado. He retired as a principal of Yuma, Colo., High School.

He served in the U.S. Army.

Kortmeyer had lived in Cape Girardeau two years. Prior to that he had lived in Lake Minatare, Neb., since 1986. He was a member of Maple United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife; four sons, Scott Kortmeyer, Michael Gaede, Ronald Gaede and Robert Ross; four daughters, Dawn Skerry, Dayna Rigot, Sandra Ervin and Kathryn Frick; two brothers, Howard Kortmeyer and Henry Kortmeyer; and a sister, Dorothy Hanlon.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Maple United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Cooper officiating.

Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.