Published on -7/17/2013, 10:06 AM
Hilary Koerner, 90, Hays, died Monday, July 15, 2013, at Via Christi Village, Hays.
He was born Feb. 14, 1923, in Hays to Fred and Catherine (Schmidt) Koerner.
He married Isabella Leiker on Aug. 4, 1941, in Munjor. He was employed by L.E. Whilock and R.C. Williams of Hays as a truck driver for 18 years. He retired from the Ellis County Highway Department as a heavy equipment operator after 18 years.
He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Munjor, and Sunflower Polka Club since 1987.
Survivors include his wife, Hays, two sisters, Katie Randa, Brighton, Colo., and Virginia Windholz, Hays; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by nine brothers, John, Carl, Alex, Bill, Alfred, Ig, George, Julius and James Koerner; and a sister, Margret Befort.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Munjor; burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 to 9:40 a.m. Friday, both at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine.
A vigil will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Munjor Christian Mothers in care of the funeral home.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.haysmemorial.com.