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Donna M. Kortokrax, 77, died at 12:52 a.m. Aug. 22, 2010, at Medical Center of the Rockies, Loveland, Colo.

She was born March 12, 1933, in Norton, Kan., to Clifford and Winifred Taylor Preston, who preceded her in death. On July 7, 1956, she married Richard “Dick” Kortokrax, who survives in Kalida.

Mrs. Kortokrax retired in 1997 from Ottoville School, where she had taught third grade most of her 37 years of teaching. She had also taught at Fort Jennings, Delphos St. John’s and Spencerville schools.

Survivors also include seven children, Richard (Mary) Kortokrax, of Kalida, Randy (Mindy) Kortokrax, of Columbus, Deb (Phil) Clark, of Cincinnati, Diana (Mike) Morrow, of Van Wert, Dana (Tom Bellmann) Kortokrax, of Estes Park, Colo., Beth (Keith Nartker) Kortokrax, of Delphos, and Susan (Ron Parisi) Kortokrax, of Kalida; a daughter-in-law, Cindy (Paul Chavez) Kortokrax, of Kalida; 27 grandchildren; and two brothers, Orvis (Monya) Preston, of Los Alamitos, Calif., and Lee (Joyce) Preston, of Norton, Kan.

She was preceded in death by a son, Robert “Bob” Kortokrax.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Kalida. Father Mark Hoying will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today and 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township, where a Scripture service will be held at 5:30 p.m. today and a parish rosary service at 2 p.m. Thursday.

Condolences may be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com.

Donna M. Kortokrax
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