Earl F. Coers, age 94, of Deer Grove, died Thursday, May 12, 2022 at his home.
Earl was born April 11, 1928 in Tampico the son of Fred and Roberta (Peterson) Coers. He served in the US Army and was an instructor at West Point before being deployed to Korea for the war. He later farmed for many years retiring in 1993. He married Patricia Ackerson on May 21, 1950 in Tampico. Earl enjoyed snowmobiling, fishing, golfing, playing cards and deer hunting. He was one of the founding members of the State of Illinois Drainage Commission.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Coers of Deer Grove; his three children, James (Brenda) Coers of Tampico, Bruce (Kay) Coers of Hillsdale and Jennie (Jim) Lench of Prophetstown; seven grandchildren, Candy Coers, Vanessa Coers, Katy (Pastor) Garcia, Nathan (Abby) Lench, Jessica Lench (Justin) Porter, Michael (Jordan) Coers and Spenser (Dana) Coers; 24 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Harold (Norine) Coers, Francis (Josephine) Coers and Russel “Bud” (Josephine) Coers; and one sister, Arlene (Walter) Kerkhove.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2022 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM at the Tampico United Methodist Church with the funeral following at 3:00 PM with Pastor Leanne Keate officiating. Burial with military honors will conclude the services at Tampico Memorial Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to the Alzheimer’s Association.