Louise E. (Ohl) Korbe, 94, died May 4, 2020 at her home in Garden City, KS. She was born June 19, 1925 in Jamay, Jalisco, Mexico, the daughter of Juan Nicklas and Soledad (Garcia) Campos.
Louise grew up with her family in Wichita County, KS. She graduated from Wichita County Community High School in 1943. Louise then attended and graduated from Salt City Business School in Hutchinson, KS, in 1945. On June 17, 1950, she married Willis Ohl in Marienthal, KS. They lived in Segwick County, KS until his death in September of 1954. Louise moved back to Wichita County in 1955. In 1963, she lived in Wichita, KS where 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 Nov. 4, 1967, Louise married Francis Korbe in Leoti, KS. They moved to Garden City, KS, in 1968. While living in Garden City, Louise worked for several years helping her daughter-in-law make drapes with her business “The Window.” Francis died in February 1994. She is also preceded in death by her parents; a brother Charles Campos; and a sister Magdalena Cordova. Louise’s other sister Ignacia “Inez” Blau of Leoti also recently died.
Louise was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Garden City, KS, 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 and wife Lyn Ohl of Garden City, KS; a daughter, Melissa Leiker of Garden City, KS; a brother, Rafael “Ray” Campos of Grand Junction, CO; five grandchildren, Ronald “Butch” and wife Tracy Leiker, Timothy and wife Lindsey Leiker, Laci and husband Joe Salazar, Winsom and husband Colin Lamb, and Willis and wife Stephanie Ohl; and nine great-grandchidlren Hannah Leiker, Kaden Leiker, Acacia Leiker, Trinity Leiker, Emry Salazar, Kyler Lamb, Isaac Lamb, Rylan Ohl, and Bryson Ohl.
A Memorial Mass for Louise will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Garden City, KS, with Rev. Warren Stecklein as Celebrant. There will be no calling hours. The family suggests memorials given to St. Dominic Music Ministry in care of Garnand Funeral Home of Garden City. Condolences may be given at garnandfuneralhomes.com .
Posted online on January 13, 2021