April 29, 1926 ~ November 29, 2009
Carl Koerner, a 57-year resident of Torrance, CA passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2009. Carl was born April 29, 1926, in El Segundo, CA.
Carl Graduated from El Segundo High School in 1943. At the age of 18 he joined the military in August 1944 and fought in the European theater. After his discharge, he began a 40-year career as a welder in the aerospace division at Garrett-Airesearch. He was a dedicated employee, and received numerous awards throughout his career, but was very modest about his achievements.
Carl was married for 59 years to a wonderful wife, Marilyn. A devoted family man, he was very active in his children's endeavors, including sports, school and family activities. His passions included ping-pong, playing cards and listening to country western music.
Carl is preceded in death by his father Charles, Mother Doris, and wife Marilyn. He is survived by his daughter Carol (Les) Yasutake of Kauai HI; sons Ron (Laura) Koerner of Torrance CA, Ken (Kathy) Koerner of Buena Park, CA, Mike (Patti) Koerner of Tustin CA; brother David Koerner of Hawthorne CA; sister Marie Milner of El Segundo CA; ten grandchildren, Yumi, Lachelle, Sean, Matt, Jenna, Kobi, Brian, Emilee, Karli, and Lisa
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday December 12, 2009 from 2:00PM-5:00PM at Rice Mortuary in Torrance, CA. Memorial services will begin at 2:00 with a reception to follow at the Mortuary.
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