Michael O. Cortez


Michael O. Cortez, 48, of O Fallon, Illinois, born Friday, October 18, 1963, in Kerrville, TX, died Thursday, December 8, 2011 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, Illinois.

Michael worked as a refrigeration installer for restaurants and schools.  


Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Wanda L. nee Head, Cortez of O Fallon, IL
  • Parents: Joe S. and Esther nee Ozuna Cortez of O Fallon, IL
  • Children    
    • Pfc Joe M. Torres of O Fallon, IL
    • Esther J. Lopez of Abilene, TX
    • Justin Blackmon of San Antonio, TX
  • Brothers
    • Ronnie (Erma) Cortez of San Diego, CA
    • Eugene Cortez of O Fallon, IL
  • Sister: Nadine (John) Mayville of Belleville, IL
  • Niece: Megan
  • Nephews    
    • Kris    
    • Patrick    
    • Vincent    
    • Mitch

Memorials: Memorials maybe made to the Cortez family.

Visitation:  Friends may call from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm,  Monday, December 12, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home  in Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at  1:00 pm Monday, December 12, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home with Rev. Ken York officiating.  Interment will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Belleville, Illinois.

Condolences left for Michael O. Cortez:

    Family: My heart hurts for all of you,and my prayers are with you.Just remember if you knew Mike you were blessed to have such a wonderful friend,a I was.I can't remember Mike without a smile on my face.I LOVE YOU MIKE.See you on the other side.

    Angie Cassat Saluda Va.

    Mike was a great friend during our high school days. We were together a lot until I left in 1980. I never saw him since that time. However, we reconnected a while back. It was then that I learned of him illness. I am extremely sorry that Mike has passed away. I pray that the God of Peace will provide comfort to all of your hearts during this difficult time.

    Pastor Mike Lawlor Yukon OK 73099