Henry Kortman


Henry Kortman, 88, of Phoenix, died July 9, 2003. He was born in McBain, Mich. Jan. 29, 1915.

He married his wife, Ena in 1938, and enjoyed 64 years of married life. They were summer residents of Pine for several years, and attended the First Baptist Church of Pine.

Mr. Kortman was an electrician for many years, and worked for Arthur Electric in Phoenix for the last 22 years of his career, retiring in 1982. He had a passion for Christian Education and volunteered for many projects at the Phoenix Christian School, which began in 1960. He also enjoyed working in many projects at his church: Phoenix Christian Reformed in East Phoenix.

He is survived by his wife, Ena (Sikkema); four sons, Roger (Pat), Larry (Terri), Keith (Coni), and Clifford (Cindy); 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

A memorial service was held July 12, 2003 at the Phoenix Christian Reformed Church.

Donations may be made in his honor for the Phoenix Christian Grade School, or for the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, and sent to Phoenix Christian Reformed Church at 2438 East Earl Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85016.

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