KOERNER, Frederick R. “Fred”, 92, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, August 7, 2021 in Oakwood Village. Fred was born November 30, 1928 in Urbana, Ohio to Gottlieb and Helen (Burow) Koerner. He was a longtime member at St. John’s Lutheran Church, where he also volunteered for many years at their Rainbow Table. He also donated to numerous charities. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He is survived by two daughters, Melia (Frank) Deem and Melinda (Jim) Hart; three grandchildren, Jason (Karianne) Hart, Amy (Alex) Dow and Emily Hart; three great grandchildren, Nolan and Riley Dow, and Hudson Hart; four siblings, Helen Mae, Louise, Pauline and Roger (Nancy); and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Rosemary; and four brothers, Walter, John, George and Paul. His funeral service will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. in CONROY FUNERAL HOME. Visitation will be held one hour prior, beginning at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Springfield.
To the Koerner Family,Years ago Fred and Rosemary came to my first grade classroom at Perrin Woods School as volunteers. Both Fred and Rosemary’s quiet, caring spirits were a gift they gave to my students. When Rosemary was no longer able to join Fred, Fred continued to be faithful, coming weekly. Fred left a lasting impression on me, a kind, loving, caring man who loved the life God gave him and he lived it to the fullest. I was not aware of his passing until after his funeral. I will pray for you as you mourn, God’s continued blessing, Debbie Downing
- Debbie Downing
, Monday August 16th, 2021
To the Koerner family. When I saw this it brought back so many memories and made me smile. He was such warm, sweet man that genuinely cared for everyone. Such a sweet soul
- Kathy Day Swonger
, Friday August 13th, 2021
Fred was such a good friend to my mom, Lynn Bear, in her last few years.
- Laurie Smith
, Thursday August 12th, 2021
To the Koerner family, Fred was such a good Christian man. He and my father Fred, were very close at St Johns Lutheran Church. They would always talk about the vegetables growing in their gardens! Fred was a role model to live a Christian life.
- Bob Mitterholzer
, Thursday August 12th, 2021
Dear Melia and Melinda,
Sending my deepest sympathy to you both and your families upon the death of your father.
I worked for many years at Mercy with your Mother and came to know your Father at some of our Christmas get togethers and other gatherings. After Rosemary passed I would often see him at Meijers (always in the produce department) and we would have a brief visit. I really enjoyed his Christmas cards.
May Fred Rest In Peace.
As Isaiah tells us “We will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint”. May you Father enjoy his heavenly reward.
Nikki Beach RN
- Nikki Beach
, Wednesday August 11th, 2021
To Melia/Melinda and families - - sending my deepest sympathy to all of you for the loss of your father. He was such a positive role model for me and all who knew him - so many wonderful memories of time spent with all of you. In my heart this week.
Steve sent a note below -but we also thank you for the friendship he brought my mother and others at Oakwood.
Dean and Patricia (Tabscott) Myton
- Patricia Tabscott Myton
, Tuesday August 10th, 2021
On behalf of the Tabscott family I send our condolences to the family. He was such an important part of our parents' lives. He was a caring person whose presence will be missed
- Steve Tabscott
, Monday August 9th, 2021