Staff Sergeant Andrew “Andy” Koerner

Staff Sergeant Andrew “Andy” Koerner, 28, of Crestview, FL died Saturday, February 8, 2014 as a result of injuries sustained in an accident.

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.

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. Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun. 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. Military honors will be provided by 7th Special Forces Group from Eglin Air Force Base.

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