Horst Koerner

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Horst Koerner, 80, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Golden Living East in Rochester.

Horst was born Aug. 20, 1934, in Bochum, Germany, to Paul and Berta (Most) Koerner. Horst married Anneliese Langels on Jan. 12, 1953. They immigrated to Rochester in 1959. Horst worked as a cook for Mayo Clinic from 1971 until his retirement in August 1996.

He was a member of the Church of Saint John the Evangelist.

Horst is survived by his wife of 61 years; children, Hans (Bonnie), of Sussex, Wis., Werner (Nancy), of Minocqua, Wis., Herbert, of Rochester, Angie (Terry) Baker, of Arvada, Colo., Karl, of Rochester, Mary (Tim) Hutchinson, of Westminster, Colo., and Monica, of Rochester; 10 grandchildren, Chris Koerner, Phillip Koerner, Anna Koerner, Cody and Danielle Baker, Andrew and Matthew Hutchinson and Kyle, Joseph and Hannah Koerner; two great-grandchildren, Joshua Koerner and Kaden Petty; sister, Hilda (Anton) Bivainis, of Rochester; brother, Werner (Gertrude), of Willich, Germany; his little buddy, Prince; and a host of other family and friends.

Horst was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Berta; two brothers, Paul and Karl; and sister, Edith.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Saint John the Evangelist, 11 Fourth Ave. S.W., Rochester, with Father John Lasuba as celebrant. Visitation was held from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Inurnment will be at Calvary Cemetery.

The Koerner family would like to thank Mayo Hospice and Golden Living East for the tremendous care and support to our dad and the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place N.W., Rochester MN, 55901, 507-289-3600.

To share a special memory or condolence, please visit ranfranzandvinefh.com.


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Published in The Post-Bulletin from Aug. 21 to Aug. 23, 2014