Jean Kortan

Jean Kortan

Jean Kortan, 75, of Schuyler, died Sunday, March 7, 2021, at Edgewood Vista Memory Care Center in Columbus.

Mass will be live streamed on Kracl Funeral Chapel Facebook

Mass of Christian Burial  Thursday, March 11, 2021   10:30 A.M.

Divine Mercy Parish-St. Augustine's Catholic Church

Visitation Wednesday 5-7 P.M. Rosary 7 P.M.-Kracl Funeral Chapel

Visitation Thursday 8:30-10:00 A.M.-Kracl Funeral Chapel

Memorials in care of the family for future designation

We ask that masks be worn and social distancing be practiced for the safety of all

Jean was born October 1, 1945 in Wellesley, Massachusetts to Ernest and Lavonne(Mach) Tupper, Jr.  The family eventually moved to South Dakota, where Jean grew up.  On April 26, 1962, she married Robert J.Kortan at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Tabor, South Dakota.  They lived in Yankton until moving to Schuyler in 1968.  Jean was a bookkeeper for many years and finally worked at the Department of Utilities in Schuyler, for over 23 years.  She was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, the Ladies Guild and was a past member of the Schuyler Cemetery Board.

Jean is survived by three daughters; Robin Kortan of Schuyler, Shelly Kortan of Lincoln, Tracy (Brad) Wegner of Schuyler, four grandchildren; Chelsea Kortan of Lincoln, Colby (Brittany) Kortan of Manhattan, Kansas, and Walker and Vincent Wegner of Schuyler.  Also surviving are a brother, Ernest Tupper III of Sioux Falls,  great-granddaughter Braylee Kortan with great-grandchild number two, due in May.

She was preceded in death by her parents, infant son Grant Robert Kortan, husband Bob in 2013 and a brother, Robert Tupper.