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Ralph Kortman

1935 - 2017

Ralph J, Kortman age 81 of Rogers Township
passed away peacefully at home on January 22, 2017.

He was born November 11, 1935 in Belknap Township
to Clarence F, and Helena Ida (Ristow) Kortman.

Ralph graduated from Rogers City High School in 1953. On September 21,
1968 he married Cheryl Myers at St. John Lutheran Church in Rogers
City, He retired as a carpenter from Michigan Limestone Operations in
1991. Ralph enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodcarving

Mr. Kortman is survived by:
his wife, Cheryl;
2 sons, Tom (Brenda) of Petoskey and Jon (Jennifer) of Atlanta;
4 grandchildren, Kristen, Jared, Olivia and Jacob;
2 sisters, Virgilene (Arnold) Fleming of Rogers City and
Lois (Harry) Wcisel of Hawks; and
one brother-in-law, Earl Brege of Belknap Township.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Helena and
a sister, Ilene Brege.

Friends may visit at Peace Lutheran Church on Thursday, January 26th
from 10:30 a.m, through time of his funeral 12-noon with
Pastor J, Derek Riddle officiating.

Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery,

In licu of flowers, memorials may be given to Peace Lutheran Church or
Hospice of Michigan in memory of Ralph Kortman

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Ralph Kortman – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI