Andy Koerner

Date of Death: Feb 08, 2014
Andy Koerner
[highlight_text] (1985 – 2014) [/highlight_text] Staff Sergeant Andrew “Andy” Koerner, 28, of Crestview, FL died Saturday, February 8, 2014 as a result of injuries sustained in an accident.


[leftcolumn] Andy was born May 27, 1985 in Waupun, the son of Jeffrey and Pamela Williamson Koerner. Andy attended Waupun schools, graduating from Waupun High School in 2003. In 2008, Andy enlisted in the U.S. Army. Upon enlistment, he was stationed at Fort Drum, NY in the 10th Mountain Division. He deployed to Iraq for a year. Upon his return, he attended the Special Forces Assessment and Selection in Fort Bragg, NC and was selected to attend the Special Forces Qualification Course. Upon completion, he was assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group in Eglin Air Force Base, FL where he deployed with Operational Detachment Alpha 7421 to Afghanistan. He returned to the states in October of 2013. Andy was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6709 in Waupun.

Andy is survived by his fiancée, Jessica Hendricks of Crestview, FL; his mother, Pam Koerner of Oshkosh; his father, Jeffrey (Marianne) Koerner of Waupun; a brother, Doug (Sara) Koerner of Waupun; three sisters, Erica Koerner (fiancé, Quinn Fryman) of Fond du Lac, Vanessa Koerner of Waupun, and Madilyn Koerner of Waupun; paternal grandmother, Marilyn Koerner of Beaver Dam; maternal grandfather, John Williamson of Waupun; and aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Andy was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Judy Williamson, and his paternal grandfather, Kenneth Koerner.


[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives of Andy Koerner may call on the family on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at the Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun and on Wednesday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] Funeral services for Staff Sergeant Andrew Koerner will be held Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Union-Congregational Church in Waupun with Chaplain Charles Shield officiating. Military honors will be provided by 7th Special Forces Group from Eglin Air Force Base.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Burial: [/highlight_text] Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.



  1. Susanne Jorgenson Says: February 15, 2014 at 1:23 am

    On behalf of the Blue Star Mothers of Wisconsin Chapter 1, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Please accept our condolences, and know that we are here for you .

  2. Amber Johnston Says: February 15, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Words can never take the pain you feel from losing someone. I haven’t talked to Andy in years but remember all the times he made us laugh through our school aged years. He was a great person, always nice to me. I don’t remember a mean bone in him. I’m so so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers your way. I wish I could be there in person to express my condolences. Rest peacefully Andy.

  3. Marge Steger Says: February 15, 2014 at 9:22 am

    I am so sorry to hear about Andy. I pray Jesus will give you a peace beyond understanding. Love and Prayers

  4. Luis Gutierrez Says: February 16, 2014 at 2:07 am

    Koerner my brother RIP. I still can’t believe you have gone upstairs with the big man. You are now in a better place and you can continue your Special Forces journey in the after life. I told a bunch of my friends to look you up, just so more people can see who you were and what you did for this country because so much bull media gets known but Soldiers like you don’t get recognized. Ashley always brings up what a good and respectful guy you were. I wish you could see my Riley now, she’s four years old. i will see you again brother man but not yet. love you bro. like how you would call me “A yooo Goot” OUT.

  5. Tracy (Smith) Vellema Says: February 16, 2014 at 5:31 am

    To the Koerner Family…

    My deepest sympathy goes out to your entire family. Andy was an amazing individual with an unforgettable personality. He was capable of brightening up the worst of days for anyone near him and will never be forgotten. May you find piece again…

  6. Debb Southard Says: February 16, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to you, Pam and Jeff and family as you are in my prayers.

  7. Jill / Sheb. Falls Says: February 17, 2014 at 9:55 am

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss – my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Kelly and Paulette Sanders Says: February 18, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Pam and family. Paulette and I are deeply saddened with the news of Andy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Another American hero gone too early. Stay strong.

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