Florence Koester

F, (April 25, 1923 - October 19, 2002)
Sister Florence Koester, FSPA, 1923 - 2002. 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)
Occupation*Florence Koester was a homemaker and food service manager in convent homes and hospitals in Idaho, Iowa, Washington and Wisconsin. She later took a CPE course and served n pastoral care at St. Anthony's Hospital and Nursing Home, Carroll, Iowa and Villa St. Joseph, LaCrosse, Wisconsin. 
Birth*25 April 1923She was born on 25 April 1923, at Carroll County, Iowa. 
She was the daughter of John Koester and Emma Stangl
Misc*28 August 1943Florence Koester was accepted into the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. on 28 August 1943 at La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. 
Name Variation Florence Koester was also known as Sister Mary Remigia Koester FSPA. 
Misc12 August 1946She was making her final profession of vows as a sister. on 12 August 1946 at La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. 
Name Variation Florence Koester was also known as Sister Florence Koester FSPA She began using her given name again after the changes that resulted from the Second Vatican Council. 
Death*19 October 2002She died on 19 October 2002, at La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin, at age 79.1 
MiscShe was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Sister Florence Koester, FSPA
LA CROSSE - Sister Florence Koester, Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, 79, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at villa St. Joseph, La Crosse Wis.

Sister Florence was born on April 25, 1923, to John and Emma (Stangl) Koester on a farm near Dedham, Iowa. She entered St. Rose convent on Aug. 28, 1943, and made profession of vows in 1946.

Sister Florence served as a homemaker and food service manager in convent homes and hospitals in Idaho, Iowa, Washington and Wisconsin for 38 years. After completing the CREDO program at Gonzaga University, Spokane, Wash., she took a CPE course and ministered in pastoral care at St. Anthony's Hospital and Nursing Home, Carroll, Iowa and Villa St. Joseph. Before retiring to St. Rose Convent in 1997, Sister Florence lived and volunteered at Becker Plaza, La Crosse. She moved to Villa St. Joseph in 1998.

Sister Florence is survived by her Franciscan community including a cousin, Sister Mary Elizabeth Heller; FSPA, nieces and nephews. Her parents and five brothers preceded her in death.

Friends may call Monday, Oct. 21, after 4 p.m. at St. Rose Convent, LaCrosse. A Prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. in Mary of the Angels Chapel. The Rev. Thomas O'Neill, Viterbo University chaplain, will preside at the Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 10:30 a.m. at Mary of the angels Chapel. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, La Crosse.

Memorials may be sent to Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, 912 Market St., La Crosse, Wis. 54601-8800.

Schumacher Kish Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.2
 
Burial*22 October 2002She was buried on 22 October 2002, at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin

Citations

  1. [S64] Sister Mary Ann, FSPA Gschwind, Pat Metzger.
  2. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, October 21, 2002.

Merle John Koester

M, (November 4, 1933 - September 21, 1974)
Merle Koester (1933-1974). This may be a high school graduation photo. It was in the collection of his German cousins, Franz and Lena Köster.
FatherJohn Koester (August 19, 1891 - March 21, 1962)
MotherEmma Stangl (April 8, 1889 - August 6, 1947)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*4 November 1933Merle John Koester was born on 4 November 1933, at Templeton, Carroll County, Iowa. 
He was the son of John Koester and Emma Stangl
Marriage*March 1962Merle John Koester married Georgia Bruce Ellenburg in March 1962, at Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. 
Death*21 September 1974Merle John Koester died on 21 September 1974, at Ozona, Crocket County, Texas, at age 40.1 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Merle J. Koester
Merle John Koester, 40, of Midland, Tex., former resident of this area, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at Ozona, Tex., while working Sunday morning, Sept. 22.

Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Church, Dedham, by his brother, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. O.W. Koester of Dow City. Burial will be in the parish cemetery, with military honors by the DeWitt-Loustanau Post No. 20 American legion of Dedham.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll. The rosary will be recited Tuesday at 3 and 8 p.m; at 4:15 p.m. there will be a prayer service by Franciscan Sisters of the area.

Mr. Koester, son of the late John and Emma Koester, was born at Templeton Nov. 4, 1933, and as a child moved with his parents to Dedham, where he spent his youth. He attended St. Joseph School, Dedham, and graduated from Carroll High School. He spent two years in military service. He was employed as crew maintenance chief for the Teledyne Exploration Corporation of Houston, Tex. In March, 1962, he was married at Dallas, Tex., to Georgia Bruce Ellenburg, and they have made their home at Midland.

Surviving in addition to his wife and brother, Msgr. Koester, are two other brothers, Norbert of Breda and Clarence of Denison, and a sister, Sr. Florence of LaCrosse, Wis.2
 
Burial*25 September 1974He was buried on 25 September 1974, at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Dedham, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

Georgia Bruce Ellenburg (February 11, 1918 - May 9, 1997)

Citations

  1. [S7] Social Security Death Index, as seen on FamilySearch.org, 485-34-0929.
  2. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, September 24, 1974.

Veronica Nagl

F, (July 6, 1898 - September 22, 1948)
Veronica (Nagl) Koester, 1898 - 1948) on her wedding day, April 13, 1926.
FatherJoseph Nagl (February, 1857 - December 9, 1915)
MotherMary Hauer (October 25, 1856 - May 18, 1937)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*6 July 1898Veronica Nagl was born on 6 July 1898, at Carroll County, Iowa. 
She was the daughter of Joseph Nagl and Mary Hauer
Marriage*13 April 1926Veronica Nagl married George Henry Koester, son of Wilhelm Heinrich Köster and Anna Christina Wibben, on 13 April 1926, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Willey, Carroll County, Iowa; Rev. Msgr. M. A. Schemel officiated at the ceremony. 
Death*22 September 1948Veronica Nagl died on 22 September 1948, at Carroll County, Iowa, at age 50. 
Misc*She was remembered in a front page article in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Mrs. Koester, 50, Dies; Final Rites Set for Saturday
Mrs. George Koester, 50, died at her home one mile north and one-half mile west of Willey at midnight last night. She had been ill the past year and a half.

Funeral services will be at 9 a. m. Saturday at St. Mary's church, with the Rev. Fr. H. J. Dries offering the requiem mass. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friend's may view the body al. the Sharp Funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight. The rosary, led by the Rev. Fr. Dries, will be prayed at the funeral home at .8 o'clock tonight and also Friday.

MARRIED IN 1926
Mrs. Koester. daughter of the late Joseph and Maria Nagl, was born Veronica Nagl July 6, 1898, in Carroll county. Her marriage took place April 13, 1926, at St. Mary's church in Willey, with Monsignor M. A. Schemel, now of Remsen, officiating.

The couple located on a Newton township farm and lived there until 1940, when they moved into the present home.

SURVIVORS
Mrs. Koester leaves her husband, two sons and two daughters: Louis, Dedham; Leonard, Theresa and Dolores, at home; three brothers, John and Mike Nagl, Willey, and Joe Nagl, Clarinda; and three sisters: Mrs. Katherine Eberly, Lawton; Mrs. Elmer Goodwin (Mary), Glidden, and Cresentia Nagl, Willey.

Four sisters preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Mary's church and the Rosary Sodality of the parish.1
 
Burial*She was buried at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Willey, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

George Henry Koester (June 10, 1896 - October 19, 1967)
Children 1.Louis William Koester+ (March 24, 1927 - November 26, 1994)
 2.Leonard George Koester+ (August 21, 1928 - June 4, 2001)
 3.Teresa Marie Koester (November 17, 1930 - April 28, 2006)
 4.Dolores Mae Koester (March 23, 1933 - April 23, 2014)

Citations

  1. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, September 23, 1948.

Teresa Marie Koester

F, (November 17, 1930 - April 28, 2006)
FatherGeorge Henry Koester (June 10, 1896 - October 19, 1967)
MotherVeronica Nagl (July 6, 1898 - September 22, 1948)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*17 November 1930Teresa Marie Koester was born on 17 November 1930, at Willey, Carroll County, Iowa. 
She was the daughter of George Henry Koester and Veronica Nagl
Death*28 April 2006Teresa Marie Koester died on 28 April 2006, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 75. 
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
TERESA KOESTER
Teresa Koester, 75, of 631 E. First St., Carroll, died Friday, April 28, 2006, at Carroll Health Center, where she had resided for the seven weeks.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 2, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll with the Rev. James McCormick officiating. Gift bearers will be Sam and Marilyn Barta. Casket bearers will be Bill Koester, John Koester, Paul Koester, Jerry Koester, Ted Koester and Jim Koester. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery at Willey.

Visitation started at 2:30 and a rosary was prayed at 3 this afternoon at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll. There will be a Christian wake service at 7 tonight at the funeral home. Visitation will continue Tuesday morning until 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

A daughter of George and Veronica Nagl Koester, she was born Nov. 17, 1930, at Willey. She was a lifelong resident of Carroll County. She moved to Carroll in 1968. She worked at Mac's Casino Restaurant in Carroll for several years. While living in Willey, she was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, where she was baptized and confirmed. After moving to Carroll she became a member of Holy Spirit Church and Ladies Guild.

Survivors include a sister, Dolores Koester, of Carroll; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers: Louis in 1995 and Leonard in 2001.1
 
Burial*2 May 2006She was buried on 2 May 2006, at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Willey, Carroll County, Iowa

Citations

  1. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, May 1, 2006.

Dolores Mae Koester

F, (March 23, 1933 - April 23, 2014)
FatherGeorge Henry Koester (June 10, 1896 - October 19, 1967)
MotherVeronica Nagl (July 6, 1898 - September 22, 1948)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*23 March 1933Dolores Mae Koester was born on 23 March 1933, at Willey, Carroll County, Iowa. 
She was the daughter of George Henry Koester and Veronica Nagl
Death*23 April 2014Dolores Mae Koester died on 23 April 2014, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 81. 
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary from the Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Home, Carroll, Iowa.
Delores Koester
Delores Mae Koester, age 81, of Carroll, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Regency Park in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, April 28, 2014, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll. Friends may call at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll after 5:00 P.M. on Sunday where there will be a Christian Wake Service held at 6:30 P.M. by Holy Spirit Parish. Music for the Mass will be by Barb McDermott and the Holy Spirit Choir. Lectors for the mass will be Sarah Steffes and Emily Bowden. Eucharistic minister will be Vern Greving. Gift bearers will be Jim and Ted Koester. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Willey. Casket bearers will be Bill Koester, John Koester, Paul Koester, Jerry Koester, Ted Koester, and Jim Koester. An honor guard will be formed at the church by the Legion of Mary.

Born on March 23, 1933, in Willey, Iowa, she was the daughter of George and Veronica (Nagl) Koester. She grew up in Willey and attended St. Mary’s School. Delores and her sister Teresa moved to Carroll in 1968. Over the years she worked at the Casino Café, Don’s Bakery, Mallard View, and did house cleaning. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll, the ladies guild of the church, and the Legion of Mary. Delores has made her home at Regency Park for the past two years. She enjoyed playing cards and socializing.

Delores is survived by twelve nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, her sister Teresa, and two brothers: Louis and Leonard.
 
Burial*28 April 2014She was buried on 28 April 2014, at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Willey, Carroll County, Iowa

Louis William Koester

M, (March 24, 1927 - November 26, 1994)
Louis Koester (1927-1994) on the George Koester farm. This photo was in the collection of his German cousins, Franz and Lena Köster.
FatherGeorge Henry Koester (June 10, 1896 - October 19, 1967)
MotherVeronica Nagl (July 6, 1898 - September 22, 1948)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*24 March 1927Louis William Koester was born on 24 March 1927, at Dedham, Carroll County, Iowa. 
He was the son of George Henry Koester and Veronica Nagl
Marriage*11 April 1953Louis William Koester married Rita Clara Venner, daughter of John Hubert Venner and Margaret Rutten, on 11 April 1953, at St. Francis Catholic Church, Maple River, Carroll County, Iowa. 
Death*26 November 1994Louis William Koester died on 26 November 1994, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 67.1 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Louis Koester
Louis W. Koester, 67, of 213 N. East St. in Carroll, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 1994, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian burial for Mr. Koester will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 1994, at Holy Spirit Church in Carroll with the Rev. Richard Remmers, the Rev. Gerald Hartz and Monsignor O.W. Koester as celebrants. Mourice Dunn Post No. 7 of the American Legion in Carroll will have a military honor guard.

Eucharistic ministers will be Cyril Venner, Dorothy Bellinghausen and Albin and Rita Venner. Lector will be Sheryl Stoolman. Mass servers will be Chuck and Andy Stoolman. Gift bearers will be grandchildren. Casket bearers will be Dan Stoolman, Ted Koester, Dave Koester, Jim Koester, Ken Venner and Dale Bellinghausen. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Willey.

He was born March 24, 1927, at Dedham, a son of George and Veronica (Nagl) Koester, and educated at St. Mary School in Willey. Mr. Koester served in the Army from 1951-53. He and Rita C. Venner were married April 11, 1953, at St. Francis Church in Maple River with Monsignor O.W. Koester as celebrant.

Mr. Koester farmed, worked for Kloser Seed and was employed by West Central Cooperative of Ralston before retiring. He was a member of Holy Spirit Parish and Maurice Dunn Post No. 7.

Survivors include nine children and their spouses: Pat Kult and her husband, Steve, of Coon Rapids, Jerry Koester and his wife, Denise, of Coon Rapids, Mary Wolf and her husband, Brett, of Denver, Colo., Betty McCaffrey and her husband, Mike, of Carroll, Bill Koester of Breda, Kathy Koester of Carroll, John Koester of Breda, Christy Gute and her husband, Brandon, of Storm Lake and Paul Koester and his wife, Beth of Newton; a brother, Leonard Koester, of Dedham; two sisters; Dolores and Theresa Koester of Carroll; and 12 grandchildren.

Mr. Koester was preceded in death by his wife, Rita, in September; his parents-in-law, John and Margaret Venner; a sister-in-law, Norma Koester; and two brothers-in-law; Clarence and Andrew Venner.2
 
Burial*29 November 1994He was buried on 29 November 1994, at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Willey, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

Rita Clara Venner (December 7, 1928 - September 19, 1994)
Children 1.Bill Koester
 2.John Koester
 3.Patricia A. Koester
 4.Jerome J. Koester
 5.Mary Koester+
 6.Betty Koester+
 7.Kathy Koester
 8.Christine M. Koester
 9.Paul A. Koester

Citations

  1. [S7] Social Security Death Index, as seen on FamilySearch.org, 480-42-2935.
  2. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, November 28, 1994.

Leonard George Koester

M, (August 21, 1928 - June 4, 2001)
FatherGeorge Henry Koester (June 10, 1896 - October 19, 1967)
MotherVeronica Nagl (July 6, 1898 - September 22, 1948)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*21 August 1928Leonard George Koester was born on 21 August 1928, at Willey, Carroll County, Iowa. 
He was the son of George Henry Koester and Veronica Nagl
Marriage*18 June 1957Leonard George Koester married Norma Loeffelholz, daughter of Frank Martin Loeffelholz and Christina Mary Ahrling, on 18 June 1957, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Mount Carmel, Carroll County, Iowa; Rev. O. W. Koester officiated at the ceremony.1 
Death*4 June 2001Leonard George Koester died on 4 June 2001, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 72. 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Leonard G. Koester
Dedham - Mass of the Christian burial for Leonard G. Koester of Dedham will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 7, 2001, at St. Joseph Church in Dedham.

Mr. Koester, 72, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at Centers for Long-Term Care in Carroll following complications of cancer.

The Revs. Anthony Pick and Dale Reiff will concelebrate the Mass. Lector will be Betty McCaffrey and gift bearers will be grandchildren James Koester and Jennifer Koester. Eucharistic minister will be Louis Meiners. Casket bearers will be Marlin Bauer, Leon Meiners, Dale Willenborg, Jerry Koester, Bill Koester and Bob Peter. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Dedham with military honors by the Dedham American Legion.

Friends may call at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll after 2:30 p.m. and a rosary will be recited at 3 Wednesday. A Christian wake service will be held by the parish at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

A son of George and Veronica (Nagl) Koester, he was born Aug. 21, 1928, at Willey. He attended St. Mary Schools in Willey. Mr. Koester entered the U.S. Army in December 1954 and was honorably discharged in September 1956.

He and Norma Loeffelholz were married June 18, 1957, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Mount Carmel. Mr. Koester farmed until 1965 and then began working for the Dedham Co-Op until retiring in 1990. His wife Norma died in 1983. Mr. Koester was a member of St. Joseph Parish and the Dedham American Legion.

Survivors include three children, Ted Koester of Dedham, Jim Koester and his wife, Jeannette, of Altoona and Tammy Koester of Des Moines; two grandchildren; two sisters, Teresa Koester of Carroll and Dolores Koester of Carroll; and a special friend, Donna Peterson of Carroll.

Mr. Koester was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Norma; and a brother, Louis Koester.2
 
Burial*7 June 2001He was buried on 7 June 2001, at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Dedham, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

Norma Loeffelholz (July 25, 1930 - November 3, 1983)
Children 1.Theodore L. Koester
 2.James Koester+
 3.Tammy K. Koester

Citations

  1. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, June 18, 1957.
  2. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, June 5, 2001.

Emma Stangl

F, (April 8, 1889 - August 6, 1947)
Emma Stangl Koester (1889-1947) with daughter, Florence Koester. Florence is a postulant, who later made her profession as a Sister of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, LaCrosse, Wisconsen.
FatherJacob Stangl1 (December 29, 1859 - June 18, 1936)
MotherJohanna Beyerink1 (May 27, 1867 - December 6, 1932)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*8 April 1889Emma Stangl was born on 8 April 1889, at Mount Carmel, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
She was the daughter of Jacob Stangl and Johanna Beyerink.1 
Marriage*circa 1914Emma Stangl married John Koester, son of Wilhelm Heinrich Köster and Anna Christina Wibben, circa 1914.2 
Death*6 August 1947Emma Stangl died on 6 August 1947, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 58. 
Burial*She was buried at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Dedham, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

John Koester (August 19, 1891 - March 21, 1962)
Children 1.Rev. Msgr. Othmar W. Koester (June 17, 1914 - September 14, 1995)
 2.Norbert J. Koester+ (May 15, 1917 - July 18, 1994)
 3.Clarence G. Koester+ (May 24, 1919 - December 4, 1991)
 4.Cyril A. Koester (January 6, 1921 - January 29, 1944)
 5.Florence Koester (April 25, 1923 - October 19, 2002)
 6.Merle John Koester (November 4, 1933 - September 21, 1974)

Citations

  1. [S64] Sister Mary Ann, FSPA Gschwind, Pat Metzger.
  2. [S54] 1930 Federal Population Census,, Iowa, Carroll, Templeton ED 9, page 1A.