Louise E. Korbe

Louise E. Korbe, age 94, died May 4, 2020 at her home in Garden City. She was born June 19, 1925 in Jamay, Jalisco, MX the daughter of Juan Nicklas & Soledad (Garcia) Campos.


Louise grew up with her family in Wichita County, KS. Louise then attended and graduated from Salt City Business School in Hutchinson in 1945. On June 17, 1950, she married Willis Ohl in Marienthal, KS. Willis died in September of 1954. In 1963, she attended and graduated from Wichita School of Cosmetology. She came back to Leoti, KS where she worked as the owner and operator of Vogue Beauty Shop. On November 4, 1967, Louise married Francis Korbe in Leoti, KS. Francis died in February 1994. Louise worked for several years helping her daughter-in-law make drapes.


Louise was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Garden City where she was very active in the church choir and helping with funeral dinners. She was also a member of the Altar Society; a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary; the Finney County Senior Center Humdinger Band; and she also worked with the Diocese of Dodge City Deanery. Louise enjoyed music, traveling, sewing, crocheting, handy work, and cooking.


Survivors include a son Steve & wife Lyn Ohl of Garden City; a daughter Melissa Leiker of Garden City; a sister Ignacia “Inez” Blau of Leoti, KS; a brother Rafael “Ray” Campos of Grand Junction, CO; five grandchildren Ronald “Butch” & wife Tracy Leiker, Timothy & wife Lindsey Leiker, Laci & husband Joe Salazar, Winsom & husband Colin Lamb, and Willis & wife Stephanie Ohl; and nine great-grandchidlren Hannah Leiker, Kaden Leiker, Acacia Leiker, Trinity Leiker, Emry Salazar, Kyler Lamb, Isaac Lamb, Rylan Ohl, & Bryson Ohl. Louise is preceded in death by her parents; a brother Charles Campos; and a sister Magdalena Cordova.


Friends may call from Noon to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday all at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. A Memorial service will be held at a later date at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Garden City. The family suggests memorials given to St. Dominic Music Ministry in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be given at garnandfuneralhomes.com.