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July 23, 1936 - August 15, 2018

A service to celebrate Francis’ life will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 12:30 PM at Lawton Evangelical Church, 425 S. Nursery St., Lawton, MI 49065. A time of visitation will take place at the church on the same day beginning at 11:00 AM. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Hospice, c/o the funeral home.

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Age 82, passed away at Medilodge of Portage on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Francis was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on July 23, 1936, the son of the late Gerritt and Alice (Lauren) Korteway. On November 1, 1958, he was united in marriage to the former Shelda Ruth Hughes, who preceded him in death on June 28, 2017. Also preceding him in death were his daughter, Dawn Lisinski and brother, Garritt, Jr. (Gloria) Korteway. Francis served his country honorably in the U.S. Army and worked for Clarage Fan for 27 years. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching his kids’ and grandkids’ sporting events and coaching little league. Francis was also an outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting; spending time at deer camp and mushroom hunting. He is survived by his children, Arthur (Debra) Korteway, James Korteway and Ellen Korteway; grandchildren, Brad and Andrew (Kaylyn) Korteway, Amanda, Breanne and Garrett Korteway, Zachary Korteway, David, Charles and Samantha Moon and James Lesinski; a great-grandchild, Kristlyn Korteway; brothers, Richard and Michael (Mary) Korteway; sister, Colleen (Michael) Brown; and several nieces and nephews.