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Joyce Koerner

April 4, 1938 — September 6, 2020

La Porte

Joyce Koerner

Joyce Ann Koerner

April 4, 1938-September 6, 2020

On Sunday, September 6, 2020, the world lost a beautiful soul.  Joyce Ann Koerner, 82, lived a long and full life.  She was born April 4, 1938 in Anniston, Alabama, the daughter of Lawrence and LouAnna Jackson

(Scarber) Hale.

She was married to the love of her life for almost 57 years, Gerald Paul Koerner, who preceded her in death on February 16, 2013.   Joyce loved her Lord, she loved playing the piano and she enjoyed kayaking.  Long walks and gardening, were a comfort to her. Growing up, the Koerner home was warm and welcoming to all comers. The landing spot and safe zone for all the kids in the neighborhood.  More than anything else, Joyce loved her family. The union of Joyce and Gerald created a large, loving and growing family.  Everyone who remains, will miss her dearly.

She is survived by her three daughters, Pamela Kaye (Nigel) Neely of Roebuck, SC, Lori

(John) Ehrlich of Atlanta, GA, Cynthia Lynn (Greg) Nolan of La Porte, IN; two sons, Preston

Lawrence (Jennifer) Koerner of St. Mary's, GA, Michael Edward (Stacy) Koerner of Hinesville,

GA; brother, Preston Lenton Hale of Anniston, AL; grandchildren, Jake Endicott, Jake

Campbell,Jared Koerner, Paul (Amanda) Neely, Sloan(Alaina) Neely, Nigel, Benjamin (Megan) Neely, Rachel(Will)Gladden,

Jessica Koerner, Sean Nolan, Chris(Mary) Koerner; 7 great-grandchildren and 9 nieces and


Along with her parents and husband, Joyce was preceded in death by her son Paul, her sisters, June Hosmer

and Ruth Johnson, a brother Noal Hale and a grandson, Aaron Campbell.

Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602

Maple Ave., La Porte, IN. The family will hold a Zoom Celebration of her Life Sunday,

September 13 at 2:00 p.m. EST (1:00 Central). The Celebration of Life will be officiated by Pastor Ray Hellings.

Memorial contributions may be made to Miracle Hill Ministries.  Visit their website at

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