Beverly Jean Koerner, 84, passed from this life peacefully on March 31, 2017 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines, IA. Visitation will be held from 5:00-6:00PM on Thursday, April 20 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1105 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50265. Immediately followed by a celebration of life service.
Beverly was born June 28, 1932, in Des Moines, IA to Clarence and Etta Crawford. She graduated from East High School Class of 1950 and married John "Jack" Koerner in July 1950.
Beverly was an excellent homemaker, gardener, crafter, cook and loving parent. She loved celebrating the holidays. Christmas was her favorite time of the year. She was known for spreading the Christmas spirit by transforming her home into a winter wonderland. Displaying her unique collection of Santa Clauses, baking hundreds of different kinds of Christmas cookies and sharing with others. Bev was known for crafting her own one-of-a-kind Christmas sweaters.
Bev also served as a bookkeeper and receptionist at Mid-Continent Bottlers. She enjoyed travel until her later years. Beverly was a charter member of Iowa Polio Survivors Group.
Beverly will be deeply missed by her loving husband John Koerner of 67 years. She is survived by three children John Koerner Jr. Des Moines; Robert (Tasha) Koerner and grandson Cole Koerner; Lori (Gene) Rauch and grandson Nick Rauch and granddaughter Katherine Rauch of West Des Moines; Granddaughter Kristen (Antuan) McCallister and great grandchildren Rashawn and Kierra of Bettendorf, IA; Sister Judy Gobeli of Colfax, IA; Linda Murphy of Glenwood, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents; Brother Clarence "Bob" Crawford Jr. and Sister Sharon Hullinger.
Memorial contributions may be made to Unity Point Hospice in care of Patient Assistance- Taylor House, 11333 Aurora Avenue, Urbandale, 50322. Phone: 515-557-3111. (www.Unitypoint.org) or The American Diabetes Association, 4430-114th Street, Urbandale, IA 50322. Phone: 515-276-2237. (www.diabetes.org).