Elna Jesse Kort, Hastings, Nebraska passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020 at the Blue Hill Care Center, Blue Hill, Nebraska. Due to Covid-19 restrictions a private family graveside service will be Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Blue Hill, Nebraska with Pastor Paul Dunbar officiating. A Celebration of life will be held at a later date. There will be no viewing or visitation. A Memorial has been established to be designated at a later date. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.mertenbutlermortuary.com. Merten-Butler Mortuary, Blue Hill, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.
Elna was born on August 3, 1920 in Blue Hill, Nebraska to Harm and Augusta (Toepfer) VanBoening. She graduated from Blue Hill High School in 1938. Elna married Delbert C. Kort on January 3, 1940 in Blue Hill. He passed away on August 21, 1994. Elna worked on the family farm alongside her husband. She was a Webster County 4-H Leader for several years, long time member of the Lutheran Aide at Trinity Lutheran Church, avid bowler, member of the VFW of Kansas City and DAV member in Hastings, where she served as the chaplain at meetings for several years. Elna was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Blue Hill, Nebraska and is a member of Faith Lutheran Church after she moved to Hastings.
Elna is survived by her children and spouses, Linda Crum, Hastings, Nebraska, David (Marge) Kort, Blue Hill, Nebraska, Michael Kort and Debbie Esser, Kansas City, Missouri, Sueann Kort, Hastings, Nebraska, Joette (Patrick) Stevens, Campbell, Nebraska, Jeannette (Marvin) Fast, Hastings, Nebraska; daughter-in-law, Linda Kort, Kansas City, Missouri, fifteen grandchildren, twenty three great-grandchildren and fourteen great-great grandchildren. Elna is preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Dennis Kort, four brothers and four sisters.
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A Memorial Has Been Established To Be Designated At A Later Date.