Koemel was born on Feb. 28, 1933 to Julius John and Freda Clara (Naumann) Koemel in Robstown. He married Leanna Sylvia Haverlah and they raised four children. Koemel was a farmer, accountant and musician.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Walieta Koemel Anderson.
Survivors include his wife, Leanna Sylvia (Haverlah) Koemel of Beeville, formerly of George West, sons John Ernest “Butch” (Tina) Koemel Jr. of Stillwater, Okla., Timothy Mark (Lorin) Koemel of Rhome, daughters Johnna-Lee Julie (Audrey) Taylor of Ingram, Kristen Kay (Kevin) Dunn of Houston and 12 grandchildren.
Visitation was held on Aug. 16 at Roberson Funeral Home Chapel in Three Rivers. Funeral service was held Aug. 17 at Faith Lutheran Church in Beeville with burial following at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Jourdanton.
In lie of flowers, family request donations made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, PO Box 536, George West, TX, 78022.