Anna Koester

F, (November 30, 1910 - October 29, 1944)
Anna "Annie" Koester, 1910 - 1944. Photo from Ancestry.com
FatherWilhelm Heinrich Köster (August 17, 1858 - October 27, 1939)
MotherAnna Christina Wibben (November 16, 1869 - July 8, 1926)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*30 November 1910Anna Koester was born on 30 November 1910, at Willey, Carroll County, Iowa. 
She was the daughter of Wilhelm Heinrich Köster and Anna Christina Wibben
Death*29 October 1944Anna Koester died on 29 October 1944, at Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, at age 33; She is reported as visiting her brother in Dedham in February of 1944 and the "she will return to her position in Kansas City." Her death certificate is found in Kansas City, where she is a war worker. She died of acute carbon monoxide intoxication from a gas heater.1 
Burial*She was buried at St. Mary Catholic Church, Willey, Carroll County, Iowa. 

Citations

  1. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, february 9, 1944 - Dedham News.

Clara Emma Lohman

F, (September 30, 1910 - April 14, 1990)
FatherHenry Lohmann (February 26, 1870 - 1957)
MotherKatherine Mary Korwes (July 18, 1882 - September 11, 1969)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*30 September 1910Clara Emma Lohman was born on 30 September 1910, at Coon Rapids, Carroll County, Iowa. 
She was the daughter of Henry Lohmann and Katherine Mary Korwes
Marriage*23 November 1931Clara Emma Lohman married Michael Billmeier on 23 November 1931, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Dedham, Carroll County, Iowa. 
Marriage*2 October 1952Clara Emma Lohman married John Koester, son of Wilhelm Heinrich Köster and Anna Christina Wibben, on 2 October 1952, at Cathedral of the Epiphany, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. 
Death*14 April 1990Clara Emma Lohman died on 14 April 1990, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 79. 
Burial*17 April 1990She was buried on 17 April 1990, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Dedham, Carroll County, Iowa. 
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Clara Koester
Clara Billmeier Koester, 79, of Dedham, died unexpectedly Saturday, April 14, 1990, upon arrival at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian burial was celebrated at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, at St. Joseph Church in Dedham. The celebrant was Father Harry McAlpine. Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery at Dedham. Lector for the mass was Sister Florence Koester; gift bearers were Debbie Mohr and Sheri Dunn. Casket bearers were Mike Jensen, Ron Mohr, Darian Dunn, Jim Billmeier, Curt Billmeier, and Dave Billmeier.

Koester was born in September 30, 1910, at Coon Rapids, the daughter of Henry and Katherine (Korwes) Lohman. She spent her younger years in the Dedham community and she attended school in Dedham. On November 23, 1931, she was married to Mike Billmeier at St. Joseph Church in Dedham by Father Christopher Huelshorst. Following their marriage they farmed in the Templeton area for three years and then moved to Dedham. Mr. Billmeier died in June of 1943.

On October 2, 1952, she was married to John Koester at the Cathedral of the Epiphany in Sioux City by Father Leo Lenz. Following their marriage the couple continued to make their home in Dedham. Mr. Koester died in 1962. She had been involved in many community activities in Carroll County over the years. She was a member of St. Joseph Parish in Dedham and a member of the Parish Ladies Guild.

Survivors include her children, Henry Billmeier of Dedham, Mary Ann and Her husband, Berry Jensen, of Carroll, Donald Billmeier and his wife, Wanda, of St. Joseph, Iowa, Gerald Billmeier and his wife Lora, of Carroll, and Larry Billmeier of Carroll; a foster son, Larry Schroeder of Carroll, 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Soppe of Dedham.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands; a granddaughter, Sheryl Billmeier; two brothers, Henry and John Lohman; a sister, Ann Hall; and in-laws, Mrs. and Mrs. Joe Billmeier Sr.1
 

Family 1

Michael Billmeier (October 14, 1909 - June 24, 1943)
Marriage*23 November 1931She married Michael Billmeier on 23 November 1931, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Dedham, Carroll County, Iowa. 

Family 2

John Koester (August 19, 1891 - March 21, 1962)
Marriage*2 October 1952Clara Emma Lohman married John Koester, son of Wilhelm Heinrich Köster and Anna Christina Wibben, on 2 October 1952, at Cathedral of the Epiphany, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. 

Citations

  1. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, April 19, 1990.

Rev. Msgr. Othmar W. Koester

M, (June 17, 1914 - September 14, 1995)
FatherJohn Koester (August 19, 1891 - March 21, 1962)
MotherEmma Stangl (April 8, 1889 - August 6, 1947)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*17 June 1914Rev. Msgr. Othmar W. Koester was born on 17 June 1914, at Dedham, Carroll County, Iowa. 
He was the son of John Koester and Emma Stangl
Ordination*22 May 1941Rev. Msgr. Othmar W. Koester was ordained on 22 May 1941 at Cathedral of the Epiphany, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. 
Misc*1972He was designated a domestic prelate of the Catholic Church. He was also a diocesan consulter and vicar of religious. in 1972. 
Death*14 September 1995He died on 14 September 1995, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 81. 
Burial*18 September 1995He was buried on 18 September 1995, at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Dedham, Carroll County, Iowa
MiscHe was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Rev. Msgr. Othmar W. Koester
The Reverend Monsignor Othmar W. Koester, age 81, of Carroll, died early Thursday, September 14, 1995, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m., Monday, September 18, 1995, at Holy Spirit Church in Carroll. The Main Celebrant was Bishop Lawrence D. Soens. Homeliest was Father Victor Ramaeker. Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery at Dedham, Iowa. The lectors for the Mass were Robert S. Bruner and Dr. L. B. Westendorf. Gift bearers were Sister Florence Koester and Verdella Koester. Mass servers were Adrian Koester, Ryan Reiff, and Nick Pudenz. Casket bearers were Ray Collins, Ed Holden, Ron Loeffler, Don Wiederin, Paul Murrane, and Wilbur Neumayer. Visitation began at 3 p.m. Sunday at Holy Spirit Church in Carroll. Rosaries were recited at 4 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, with the latter by the Knights of Columbus. There was a Christian wake service at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Church. The Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus formed an honor guard at the Church on Sunday evening and again on Monday for the funeral mass. Memorial may be left for the Father Kuemper Society, a recently established tuition assistance fund for Kuemper High School students.

Monsignor Koester is survived by a sister, Sister Florence Koester, F.S.P.A., of LaCrosse, Wisconsin and sisters-in-law Georgia Bruce Koester, of Dallas, Texas and Verdella Koester, Denison, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and four brothers, Cyril, Clarence, Merle and Norbert Koester.

Monsignor Koester was born on June 17, 1914, at Dedham, Iowa, the son of John and Emma (Stangl) Koester. Her received his formal education at St. Joseph Elementary School in Dedham and High School in Templeton, Trinity College in Sioux City and received his Theology Degree at St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was ordained to the Priesthood on May 22, 1941, at the Cathedral of the Epiphany in Sioux City, Iowa, by Bishop Edmond Heelan. His first assignment was as assistant pastor at the former St. Peter and Paul Parish in Carroll. He then served as pastor at St. John Parish, Ogden (1950-1953), St. Joseph Parish, Sioux Rapids (1953-1954), Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, Mt. Carmel (1954-1967), St. Joseph Parish, Milford (1967-1974), St. Mary Parish, Dow City, (June to November, 1974). His final assignment was to St. Paul Parish, Scranton, (1974-1989). He retired in July of 1989. He was designated a Domestic Prelate in 1972, and served as a Diocesan Consultor and Vicar of Religious. Upon his retirement he moved to the Orchard View retirement Complex in Carroll and served the daily Mass and spiritual needs of the residents at Orchard View. He was a member of Holy Spirit Parish, and Third and Fourth Degree member of the Carroll Knights of Columbus. He was a former Chaplain of the Third Degree Knights of Columbus and currently served the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus as its Faithful Friar.1
 

Citations

  1. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, September 19, 1995.

Norbert J. Koester

M, (May 15, 1917 - July 18, 1994)
Norbert Koester, 1917 - 1994. Photo from the St. Bernard Parish Centennial book.
FatherJohn Koester (August 19, 1891 - March 21, 1962)
MotherEmma Stangl (April 8, 1889 - August 6, 1947)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Name Variation Norbert J. Koester was also known as Tip. 
Birth*15 May 1917He was born on 15 May 1917, at Dedham, Carroll County, Iowa. 
He was the son of John Koester and Emma Stangl
Misc*circa 1935Norbert J. Koester was in the Civilian Conservation Corps based in Red Oak and helped build Ledges State Park near Boone. circa 1935 at Boone, Boone County, Iowa.1 
Milit-Beg*circa 1942He began military service circa 1942 US Army. 
Marriage*30 August 1943He married Thelma Marie Pomeroy, daughter of Thomas Theodore Pomeroy and Minnie Mae Hardie, on 30 August 1943, at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas; Rev. Father Sheeran officiated. 
Death*18 July 1994Norbert J. Koester died on 18 July 1994, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 77. 
MiscHe was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Norbert Koester
Mass of the Christian burial for Norbert Koester will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 21, at St. Bernard Church in Breda. Mr. Koester, 77, of Breda, died of cancer Monday, July 18, 1994, at the Carroll Manor nursing home in Carroll. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery at Breda with military honors conducted by the Breda American Legion. Father Thomas Hart and Monsignor O.W. Koester will preside at the service.

Born May 15, 1917, at Dedham, Iowa, he was a son on John and Emma (Stangl) Koester. He spent his younger years in the Dedham and Templeton communities and attended Sacred Heart Schools.

In the mid-1930’s he was employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps based in Red Oak and helped build Ledges State Park near Boone. He entered the Army in August 1941 and served in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater during World War II.

On Aug. 30, 1943, he was married to Thelma Pomeroy at Camp Chaffee, Ark., by the Rev. Capt, Scheenan. He was honorably discharged in October 1945.

After he left the Army the couple lived in Dedham, where he was employed at the Dedham Creamery, the Dedham Bank and was the original bus driver for Kuemper High School. He served as mayor of Dedham for several years.

In 1958 the family moved to Breda, where Mr. Koester was custodian for St. Bernard Parish until his retirement in 1981.

He was a member of St. Bernard Parish and the Breda American Legion, serving as a commander. He formerly served on the Breda Fire Department.

Mr. Koester is survived by a son David Koester, and his wife, Mary, of Carroll; two daughters, Nancy Fiddich and her husband, Donald, of Greene, Iowa, and Dorothy Lawler, and her husband, Robert, of Iowa City; eight grandchildren; a brother, Monsignor O.W. Koester, of Carroll; a sister, Sister Florence Koester, FSPA, of LaCrosse, Wis; and two sisters-in-law, Verdella Koester of Denison and Georgia Bruce Koester of Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Thelma, in 1983; and three brothers, Cyril, Clarence and Merle Koester.2
 
Burial*21 July 1994He was buried on 21 July 1994, at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

Thelma Marie Pomeroy (April 2, 1917 - March 27, 1983)
Marriage*30 August 1943He married Thelma Marie Pomeroy, daughter of Thomas Theodore Pomeroy and Minnie Mae Hardie, on 30 August 1943, at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas; Rev. Father Sheeran officiated. 
Children 1.David N. Koester+
 2.Nancy A. Koester+
 3.Dorothy E. Koester+

Citations

  1. [S50] The Breda News, Breda, Iowa
    ,Obituary, July, 1994.
  2. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, July 20, 1994.

Clarence G. Koester

M, (May 24, 1919 - December 4, 1991)
Clarence and Verdella (Joens) Koester. Photo from Ancestry.com
FatherJohn Koester (August 19, 1891 - March 21, 1962)
MotherEmma Stangl (April 8, 1889 - August 6, 1947)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*24 May 1919Clarence G. Koester was born on 24 May 1919, at Dedham, Carroll County, Iowa. 
He was the son of John Koester and Emma Stangl
Milit-Beg*circa 1941Clarence G. Koester began military service circa 1941 in the U.S. Army in World War II. 
Marriage*27 May 1943He married Verdella Joens, daughter of John H. Joens and Adelia M. Nehls, on 27 May 1943, at Los Vegas, Clark County, Nevada. 
Death*4 December 1991Clarence G. Koester died on 4 December 1991, at Denison, Crawford County, Iowa, at age 72.1 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Clarence G. Koester
DENISON – Clarence G. Koester, 72, of Denison died Wednesday morning, Dec. 4, 1991, at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison after suffering an apparent heart attack.

Mass of the Christian burial is 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 1991, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison with the Rev. Andrew W. Hoffman celebrating. Concelebrating are Monsignor O.W. Koester and the Revs. Lloyd W. White, Michael T. Larkin, Gerald Hartz and John Cain. An honor guard will be by the third and fourth degree Knight of Columbus. Casket bearers are Bob Hamilton, Dennis Fineran, Neal Ahart, Ned Ahart, Alan Ahart and Jon Ahart. Burial is in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery, Denison.

Mr. Koester was born May 24, 1919, at Dedham, a son of John and Emma (Stangl) Koester. He was raised in the Templeton area and received his education at Sacred heart School in Templeton. Following his education and prior to entering the service, he was employed at the Lauridsen Creamery in Dedham.

During Work War II, he served as a corporal in the U.S. Army.

On May 27, 1943, he married Verdella Joens at Los Vegas, Nev. They made their home in Los Vegas before moving to Carroll. The couple lived in Denison since 1953. Through the years, he was employed at the Lauridsen Creamery, did construction work and for 12 years operated a café in Denison. Following his retirement in 1979, he became the caretaker at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery.

He was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison, third and fourth degree Knights of Columbus and the American Legion Post 8 in Denison.

Survivors include his wife, Verdella Koester of Denison; four children: Douglas Koester of Glenwood, Joan and her husband George Davelis of Naperville, Ill., Steve Koester and his wife Jan Bilsten of Cedar Falls, and Carol and her husband, Dr. Pat Burke of Morris, Minn; six grandchildren; one sister, Sister Florence Koester of LaCrosse, Wis., and two brothers, Monsignor O.W. Koester of Carroll and Norbert Koester of Breda.

He was preceded in death by his parent and two brothers, Cyril and Merle Koester.2
 
Burial*7 December 1991He was buried on 7 December 1991, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery, Denison, Crawford County, Iowa

Family

Verdella Joens (October 19, 1918 - January 17, 2002)
Marriage*27 May 1943He married Verdella Joens, daughter of John H. Joens and Adelia M. Nehls, on 27 May 1943, at Los Vegas, Clark County, Nevada. 
Children 1.Douglas F. Koester
 2.Steven H. Koester
 3.Joan Marie Koester+
 4.Carol Koester

Citations

  1. [S7] Social Security Death Index, as seen on FamilySearch.org, 480-18-8321.
  2. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, December 8, 1991.

Dylan Jacob Baumhover1

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FatherDouglas Gerard Baumhover1
MotherSusan Margaret Nieland1
Dylan Jacob Baumhover is the son of Douglas Gerard Baumhover and Susan Margaret Nieland.1 

Citations

  1. [S9] Frank Nieland Family Genealogy, Genealogy Report, 2004 Pat & Howard Metzger Collection.

Ashley Rae Siegner

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FatherPaul Jude Siegner
MotherLisa Ann Venteicher
Ashley Rae Siegner is the daughter of Paul Jude Siegner and Lisa Ann Venteicher

Seth Boardman

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FatherGreg Boardman
MotherRenee Venteicher
Seth Boardman is the son of Greg Boardman and Renee Venteicher

Adam Michael Boardman1

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FatherGreg Boardman1
MotherRenee Venteicher1
Adam Michael Boardman is the son of Greg Boardman and Renee Venteicher.1 

Citations

  1. [S9] Frank Nieland Family Genealogy, Genealogy Report, 2004 Pat & Howard Metzger Collection.

Thomas Arthur Roland1

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FatherTodd Arthur Roland1
MotherJodi Lynn Nieland1
Thomas Arthur Roland is the son of Todd Arthur Roland and Jodi Lynn Nieland.1 

Citations

  1. [S9] Frank Nieland Family Genealogy, Genealogy Report, 2004 Pat & Howard Metzger Collection.

Johnathan David Vilhauer1

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FatherSteve Mark Vilhauer1
MotherJenni Marie Nieland1
Johnathan David Vilhauer is the son of Steve Mark Vilhauer and Jenni Marie Nieland.1 

Citations

  1. [S9] Frank Nieland Family Genealogy, Genealogy Report, 2004 Pat & Howard Metzger Collection.

Melissa Jo Hochreiter1

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Step-fatherRandy Vincent Nieland1
MotherDebrah Rooff1
Melissa Jo Hochreiter is the daughter of Randy Vincent Nieland and Debrah Rooff.1 

Citations

  1. [S9] Frank Nieland Family Genealogy, Genealogy Report, 2004 Pat & Howard Metzger Collection.

Joel Francis Bluml1

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Citations

  1. [S9] Frank Nieland Family Genealogy, Genealogy Report, 2004 Pat & Howard Metzger Collection.

Hailey Elizabeth Bluml

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FatherJoel Francis Bluml
MotherMelissa Jo Hochreiter
Hailey Elizabeth Bluml is the daughter of Joel Francis Bluml and Melissa Jo Hochreiter

Jack Stevens Bluml1

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FatherJoel Francis Bluml1
MotherMelissa Jo Hochreiter1
Jack Stevens Bluml is the son of Joel Francis Bluml and Melissa Jo Hochreiter.1 

Citations

  1. [S9] Frank Nieland Family Genealogy, Genealogy Report, 2004 Pat & Howard Metzger Collection.

Leesa Elizabeth Hochreiter

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Step-fatherRandy Vincent Nieland
MotherDebrah Rooff
Leesa Elizabeth Hochreiter is the daughter of Randy Vincent Nieland and Debrah Rooff

Citations

  1. [S9] Frank Nieland Family Genealogy, Genealogy Report, 2004 Pat & Howard Metzger Collection.

Brian Joseph Schreck1

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Citations

  1. [S9] Frank Nieland Family Genealogy, Genealogy Report, 2004 Pat & Howard Metzger Collection.

Blake Joseph Schreck1

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FatherBrian Joseph Schreck1
MotherLeesa Elizabeth Hochreiter1
Blake Joseph Schreck is the son of Brian Joseph Schreck and Leesa Elizabeth Hochreiter.1 

Citations

  1. [S9] Frank Nieland Family Genealogy, Genealogy Report, 2004 Pat & Howard Metzger Collection.

Spencer Jacob Schreck1

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FatherBrian Joseph Schreck1
MotherLeesa Elizabeth Hochreiter1
Spencer Jacob Schreck is the son of Brian Joseph Schreck and Leesa Elizabeth Hochreiter.1 

Citations

  1. [S9] Frank Nieland Family Genealogy, Genealogy Report, 2004 Pat & Howard Metzger Collection.