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Obituary: Irene S. Kortum

March 21, 1930 – July 17, 2022

Information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Irene S. KortumIrene S. Kortum, nee Dillabough, age 92, of Carbondale, IL passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Melvin Kortum Sr. Loving mother of Marsha (Mark Winters) Kortum, Julie (Dan) Bolan, Melvin (Denise) Kortum Jr., David (Lisa) Kortum and the late Cynthia Kortum. Proud grandmother of eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents David and Nora Dillabough and four sisters.

Private family services will be held. Arrangements entrusted to Smits, DeYoung-Vroegh Funeral Home 649 E. 162nd Street, South Holland, IL. For further info, please contact 708-333-7000 or at

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