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Earl C Cortner
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Birth: Jul. 29, 1938
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 27, 2011
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA

Earl C. Cortner, 72, of Smithton, Ill., born July 29, 1938, in Prairie du Long Township, Ill., died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at Calvin Johnson Care Center, Belleville,ll.

Mr. Cortner was a retired farmer. He was a member of Friedens United Church of Christ, Hecker, Ill.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence I. and Elsie S., nee Etling, Cortner; four brothers, Floyd F. Cortner, Herbert G. Cortner, Norman A. Cortner, and Armin H. Cortner; and his twin sister, Mildred E. Agne.

His sister, Virginia E. Parker, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, one day after Earl's passing.

Surviving are a sister-in-law, Virginia Cortner of Prairie du Long Township, Ill.; a brother-in-law, Raymond Agne of Swansea, Ill.; nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Memorials may be made to Friedens United Church of Christ, Hecker, Ill., or to Passages Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Smithton, Ill.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Smithton, Ill., with the Rev. Ivan Horn officiating. Burial will be at Hecker City Cemetery, Hecker, Ill.


Published in Belleville News-Democrat from January 30 to January 31, 2011
Family links: 
  Lawrence Ignatz Cortner (1895 - 1966)
  Elsie Ettling Cortner (1899 - 1975)
  Virginia Elsie Cortner Parker (1917 - 2011)**
  Floyd Fredrich Cortner (1919 - 1966)**
  Armin Hugo Cortner (1934 - 1987)*
  Earl C Cortner (1938 - 2011)
*Calculated relationship
Hecker City Cemetery
Monroe County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Peggy Ray
Record added: Mar 07, 2011
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Earl C Cortner
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