John “J.W.” Koerner, 83, of Metropolis, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

Graveside services were held Monday, April 5, 2021, at the Metropolis Memorial Gardens with military rites. There will not be any visitation. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery.

Mr. Koerner was a U.S. Army veteran.

J.W. is survived by one daughter, Brooksie Beard; four grandchildren, Keaton Beard (Amy), Klarissa Beard, Kolby Beard, and Natauzzia Cole; five great-grandchildren, Damion and Brooklyn Riley, Neavah, Jamari, and Nikael Cole; one brother, Norman Koerner; companion, Susan Sawyers; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Leona (Collie) Koerner, Sr.; one daughter, Tasha Cole Koerner; one brother, Elmer Koerner, Jr.

Arrangements are entrusted to Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home.

Condolences may be left online at www.aikinsfarmer-

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