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Friday, October 27, 2023
5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)
Saturday, October 28, 2023
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Gerald “Jerry” Dean Koerner, age 60 from Munjor, Kansas passed away Monday, October 23, 2023, in Gainesville, Texas. He was born November 14, 1962, in Hays, Kansas to Gary Koerner and Jeannie (Dinkel) Koerner. Jerry was a life-long resident of Hays and graduate of Hays High School and maintained many of those friendships from adolescence to adulthood. He was known by all to be funny, ornery, and sometimes a bit of a troublemaker. He was a lifetime motorcycle enthusiast of Harley Davidsons and spent many years as a driller in the oil field industry. Jerry was also a successful entrepreneur with his pursuits at Koerner Concrete. He took pride in his work and his attention to detail and quality still shines today.
He spent his time riding motorcycles, watching old westerns or anything with John Candy, and enjoying the company of many friends and family. A great conversationalist, Jerry (aka Jer-Bear) could create friendships with people of all walks of life and strived to make everyone he met laugh. If you knew Jerry, you knew that his brightest accomplishment was his daughter, Karly. Nothing brought him more joy than to see her successful, happy, resilient, and thriving. He was overjoyed to watch her graduate college, get married, buy her first house, and become a step-mother to her daughter Adalynn. Jerry and Baby, his dog and trusty sidekick, spent their days going on drives to the park to chase squirrels, getting Jr. Bacon Burgers from Wendys, and sitting on the front porch with a snowball and can of Skoal enjoying the peacefulness and quiet Munjor had to offer.
Jerry is survived by daughter Karly Seitz, husband Michael and granddaughter Adalynn of Gainesville, Texas; sister Kimberly Harbolt and husband Joe of Delaware, Ohio; nieces Shayla Bliss and Jaquie Watts and nephew Matt Watts of Delaware, Ohio.
He is preceded in death by father Gary Koerner, mother Jeannie Dinkel Koerner, and brother Matthew Koerner.
Services will be held Saturday, October 28, 2023, at 10:00 AM at Brock's~Keithley Funeral Home and Chapel, 2509 Vine, Hays, Kansas.
Visitation will be Friday, October 27, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, also at Brock's~Keithley Funeral Home.
Condolences and memories can be shared on Jerry’s tribute page at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com, where friends and family can share cherished memories he leaves behind. Jerry’s memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.
Memorials are suggested to Home Hospice of Cooke County or LINK Inc of Hays in care of Brock’s~Keithley Funeral Homes.
Services are being provided by Brock’s~Keithley Funeral Homes, Hays, Kansas.