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Published: Friday, April 4, 2014 at 01:49 PM.

William “Bill” Clinton Koerner

William (Bill) Clinton Koerner, 80 of Freeport, passed away March 28, 2014. Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Joann, in 2012.

Bill was born in Phelps, N.Y. in 1933 and was raised in Mt. Pocono, Penn., with his five younger siblings, Russell Koerner, Sheldon Koerner, Albert Koerner, Betty Kuchinskas and Doris Koerner. He served in the U.S. Air Force when he was 17 as a tail gunner on a B29 bomber during the Korean War Conflict.

After being honorably discharged from the Air Force, Bill started his career as journeyman lineman in 1958. Bill’s experiences during the late Great Depression gave him a love to work with his hands. He enjoyed carpentry, collecting classic vehicles, and was an avid reader.

He is survived by his children, Linda Whaley, Wesley Koerner and Lesley Koerner, and stepchildren, Russell Almon, Kevin Almon, Colleen Friesen and Brett Almon.

Graveside services will be held at 10:15 a.m. April 8 at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, with military honors.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES.

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