Terry Kerner, 69, of Sutherland, NE, formerly of Winner, SD passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at the Bryan Medical Center East in Lincoln, NE.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 1 p.m. at the Winner United Methodist Church in Winner, SD. Burial will follow in the Winner City Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services. The family will be there to welcome friends and relatives. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to be directed to the family for future designation towards a foundation or scholarship.
Terry was born Dec. 24, 1951 to Alvin and Darlene Kerner in Windom, Minn. Terry was the oldest of eleven children, which he was an amazing brother to. He graduated from Winner High School in 1970. In his youth he was an avid athlete, who loved to play baseball. Terry enjoyed many big game hunting experiences. At the age of twelve he took his first chance to drive a semi with his father. This sparked his passion. Terry jumped to the chance to begin his career along the side of his father with trucking. He was dedicated to transporting goods all over the country for fifty-three years, traveling countless miles in his life.
He was a kind and thoughtful man, as well as a loving father to Travis, Tyler, Jill, Jolene, and Trey. He beamed with pride when it came to his grandchildren, Cole, Cooper, Rylee, Piper, Austin, Rance, and Wyatt. In his spare time, he loved planting trees, riding horses, spending time with his grandkids, and taking the chance at winning the lottery.
He was preceded in death by his parents Alvin and Darlene, sons Marcus and Toby Kerner, brother-in-law Nile Brooker.
Terry is survived by his children, Travis Kerner (Mindy) of Sutherland, Nebraska; Tyler Kerner (Brenda) of El Mirage, AZ; Jill Kerner (Robert) of Ainsworth, NE; Jolene Christner (Justin) of Wallace, NE; Trey Kerner (Jimi) of Brule, NE. He leaves a legacy with 7 grandchildren, Cole Kerner, Cooper Kerner, Rylee Kerner, Piper Kerner, Austin Kerner, Rance Christner, and Wyatt Christner. Siblings, Cherly Kerner, Doug Kerner, Kevin Kerner, Gail Kerner, Tim Kerner, Shelia Kerner, Keith Kerner, Alex Kerner, Angela Rutenbeck, and Jerred Kerner. Along with aunts and uncles.