Lowell “Emil” Dean Koerting

Lowell “Emil” Dean Koerting of Amarillo, Texas went to be with the Lord on April 12, 2020 at the age of 81.

Emil was born on April 21, 1938 in Norfolk, Nebraska to Paul and Irene (Weich) Koerting. He graduated from Norfolk High School and attended Northwest Community College in Norfolk and Wayne State College in Wayne Nebraska. Emil participated and excelled in football, basketball, and baseball. He was an avid golfer and die-hard Nebraska Husker football fan.

He enjoyed holiday gatherings with family and friends and spending time with his grandchildren. Emil was a meat grader with the USDA for 35 years.

Emil was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Glen Koerting and Fern Koerting Claus.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Diana “Red” Cook Koerting, his son Tom and wife Kendra Koerting, his son Tim and wife Dianne Koerting and daughter Jill and Steve O’Grady. Also, his grandchildren Kimberly Blankenship, Seth Koerting, Kyle and wife Hilary Koerting, Kelsey Hartman, Katie and husband Anthony Adolay, Patrick Patterson, Jennifer O’Grady and Collin O’Grady.  His great granddaughter Sadie Blankenship and great grandsons Owen Hartman, Noah Blankenship and Kayden Adolay.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 5005 I-40W, Amarillo, Texas 79106

9 Replies to “Lowell “Emil” Dean Koerting”

  1. Dear Diane, Tom, Tim, and Jill, I was shocked and sad to hear of Emil`s passing. I’m just grateful I got to visit with him last summer. I will be in Amarillo late July, I hope to be there when you have the memorial for Emil. Once again I was very saddened to hear about Emil. I bet he’s hitting them straight in Heaven.

  2. My prayers go out to your family. Emil was loved and will be missed by all. I enjoyed the times I have shared with Emil and your family over the years. Emil was a great dad. The great times you spent with him will never be forgotten. Love you all.

  3. Dear Dear Diana, My heart is going out to you. I know you have
    been thru so much the last couple of years but I am sure you were
    not prepared for this outcome. I guess no one ever is.

    Take care of yourself and know we are all thinking of you.

  4. My prayers are with your family, as you walk through this time of loss and grief. I didn’t know him well, but by being acquainted with Jill and Kelsey, I know he must have been an amazing man.

  5. Tim and Tom:
    Thoughts and prayers are there for you and your families – your dad was a great man, and a man of faith, and you know you will see him again.


  6. Prayers for all of you. One and only time I’ll say, “Go Big Red!” Rest in peace Emil. Thank you for your kindness and friendship. You will be missed at all the family get togethers. God bless everyone. Lots of good memories of golf, cigars, good food and good stories.

  7. My deepest sympathy goes out to you Diana, Tom, Tim , Jill and your extended families. I have such great memories of Emil!! He was one of many friends of dads and I imagine they have already set up a golf date! I pray he gets a hole in one! My love to all, Dori

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