Mary Ann Koester

F, (August 1, 1925 - May 13, 2017)
FatherHermann Gerhard Koester (April 27, 1884 - March 1, 1953)
MotherAnna Catherine Sundrup (October 14, 1896 - July 22, 1966)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*1 August 1925Mary Ann Koester was born on 1 August 1925, at Woodson County, Kansas.1 
She was the daughter of Hermann Gerhard Koester and Anna Catherine Sundrup
Marriage*25 December 1946Mary Ann Koester married William E. Porter on 25 December 1946, at Illinois.1 
Death*13 May 2017Mary Ann Koester died on 13 May 2017, at age 91. 
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary at Find-a-Grave.

Mary Ann Porter
MaryAnn Porter age 91, Left this Earth, May 13, 2017. She was born on August 1, 1925 in Piqua, Kansas, the daughter of the late Herman and Anne (Sundrup) Koester. On December 25, 1946 in Hebron, IL. She was united in marriage to William Porter who preceded her in death on March 12, 2011. During her life she enjoyed Quilting. MaryAnn is survived by her three children and their families. Further survived by two sisters. She was preceded in death by her Sister Ceal Ehlenburg. Funeral Service for MaryAnn May 18, 2017 at Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Home Twin Lakes, WI. Committal Services May 19, 2017 at the Southeastern Wisconsin Veteran’s Cemetery Union Grove, WI.

PORTER, MARY ANN
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/01/1925
DATE OF DEATH: 05/13/2017.
 
Burial*She was buried at Souther Wisconsin Verteans Memorial Cemetery, Union Grove, Racine County, Wisconsin

Family

William E. Porter (April 14, 1926 - March 12, 2011)
Children 1.William Porter Jr.
 2.Ronald Porter
 3.Marcia Porter

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.

Ruth Frances Koester

F, (January 25, 1927 - January 13, 2018)
Ruth F. (Koester) Lampe, 1927 - 2018.
FatherHermann Gerhard Koester (April 27, 1884 - March 1, 1953)
MotherAnna Catherine Sundrup (October 14, 1896 - July 22, 1966)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*25 January 1927Ruth Frances Koester was born on 25 January 1927, at Piqua, Woodson County, Kansas.1 
She was the daughter of Hermann Gerhard Koester and Anna Catherine Sundrup
Marriage*10 February 1947Ruth Frances Koester married Raymond John Lampe, son of Frank John Lampe and Frances Sicka, on 10 February 1947, at Illinois. 
Death*13 January 2018Ruth Frances Koester died on 13 January 2018, at Piqua, Woodson County, Iowa, at age 90. 
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary at Find-a-Grave.
Ruth F. Lampe
Ruth Frances (Koester) Lampe, age 90, was born January 25, 1927, in the family home in Piqua, Kansas. She passed away in this same home on January 13, 2018.

Her father, Herman George Koester, came to Woodson County from Bartelso, Illinois in 1900 to build a farm and a life. After a few years, he sent for his bride, Anna Sundrup Koester, to help him with his endeavor. Ruth was the third of five daughters born to Herman and Anna, the first daughter, Ann, was stillborn.

Ruth and her three sisters, Mary Ann, Ceal Clare, and Elinor grew up on the farm northwest of Piqua. They attended the one-room schoolhouse 2 ½ miles from their home. The sisters were very close, very ornery and always had fun when they were together.

On February 10, 1947, Ruth married Raymond John Lampe of Piqua and in 1952, following the death of Ruth's father they purchased the family farm. This is where Ray and Ruth raised their family and she lived until her death.

Ruth was a dedicated farmer's wife. Most summer dinners (noon meal) were plucked out of the chicken house and pulled from the garden. These were some of the most delicious meals ever. Ruth loved raising chicken and sold eggs for many years.

Ruth was a lifelong member of the St. Martin Parish and she served in the St. Martin Altar Society, eventually holding every office. She also was the official gravy maker at the St. Martin Thanksgiving dinner held in Piqua Grade School for many years. After Raymond passed, she volunteered at Jefferson Grade School helping with the reading program. She also worked as a docent for the Frederick Funston Museum in Iola. She enjoyed her church community, her pinochle friends, reading, and quilting.

Ruth and Raymond had three children, Richard "Dickie" Harold, who died of pneumonia at 16 months of age, Vicki and husband, Nick Hay of Yates Center, Kansas, and Don Lampe and wife, Shelia Eckroat Lampe of Piqua. Ruth's four granddaughters were a great source of pride, and she loved supporting them in their various activities. Grandchildren are, Heather Hay Stessman and husband, Marty, Heidi Hay Shriver and husband, Aaron, Amanda Lampe Moyer and husband Jeremy, Alisha Lampe Tucker and husband, Adam. She also has nine great grandchildren and six step great grandchildren. She is also survived by her baby sister, Elinor Adele Koester Plake of Kansas City, Kansas, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Anna Sundrup Koester; husband, Raymond in 1998; son, Dickie in 1948; older sister, Mary Ann Koester Porter in 2017; younger sister, Ceal Clare "Jake" Koester Ehlenberg in 2017.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at the St. Martin's Oratory with burial to follow in the St. Martin's Cemetery. The family will greet friends following the Rosary at 7:00 PM, Tuesday evening at St. Martin's. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Martin's Cemetery Fund or to the Allen County Hospice and left in care of the funeral home.
 
Burial*She was buried at St. Martin Catholic Cemetery, Piqua, Woodson County, Iowa

Family

Raymond John Lampe (March 28, 1919 - December 7, 1998)
Children 1.Richard Harold Lampe (August 29, 1947 - December 18, 1948)
 2.Vicki Lampe+
 3.Donald Raymond Lampe+

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.

Raymond John Lampe

M, (March 28, 1919 - December 7, 1998)
FatherFrank John Lampe (September 12, 1882 - January 19, 1969)
MotherFrances Sicka (December 13, 1888 - January 21, 1967)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*28 March 1919Raymond John Lampe was born on 28 March 1919, at Piqua, Woodson County, Kansas. 
He was the son of Frank John Lampe and Frances Sicka
Marriage*10 February 1947Raymond John Lampe married Ruth Frances Koester, daughter of Hermann Gerhard Koester and Anna Catherine Sundrup, on 10 February 1947, at Illinois. 
Death*7 December 1998Raymond John Lampe died on 7 December 1998, at Piqua, Woodson County, Kansas, at age 79.1,2 
Burial*He was buried at St. Martin Catholic Cemetery, Piqua, Woodson County, Kansas

Family

Ruth Frances Koester (January 25, 1927 - January 13, 2018)
Children 1.Richard Harold Lampe (August 29, 1947 - December 18, 1948)
 2.Vicki Lampe+
 3.Donald Raymond Lampe+

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.
  2. [S7] Social Security Death Index, as seen on FamilySearch.org, 515-10-2438.

Ceal Claire Koester

F, (September 20, 1928 - May 1, 2017)
FatherHermann Gerhard Koester (April 27, 1884 - March 1, 1953)
MotherAnna Catherine Sundrup (October 14, 1896 - July 22, 1966)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Nickname Ceal Claire Koester also went by the name of Jake. 
Birth*20 September 1928She was born on 20 September 1928, at Woodson County, Kansas.1 
She was the daughter of Hermann Gerhard Koester and Anna Catherine Sundrup
Marriage*after 1940Ceal Claire Koester married Harold Ehlenburg, son of Albert Ehlenburg and Meta Just, after 1940.1 
Death*1 May 2017Ceal Claire Koester died on 1 May 2017, at Illinois at age 88. 
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary from the Schneider - Luecht, Mervin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock, Illiniois.
Ceal Ehlenburg
Ceal C. Ehlenburg, 88 of Woodstock, passed away Monday, May 1, 2017 at ManorCare Nursing Home in Elk Grove Village.

She was born on September 20, 1928, in Piqua, KS to Herman and Ann (Sundrop) Koester. She married Harold Ehlenburg on May 10, 1963, in Woodstock.

Ceal worked at the Woodstock Typewriter Factory for over 25 years before they closed. She then took up work at Guardian Electric. Ceal was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Woodstock. She enjoyed the simple things in life. She always enjoyed spending time with her loving family, especially her nephew, Ron (Nancy) Porter.

She is survived by her sisters, Mary Ann Porter, Ruth Lampe, and Eleanor Platte; as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her loving husband.

A visitation will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017 from 2-6pm at Schneider Leucht Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave. in Woodstock. All other services will be private.
 

Family

Harold Ehlenburg (October 18, 1908 - October 7, 1982)

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.

Eleanora Rita Koester

F
FatherHermann Gerhard Koester (April 27, 1884 - March 1, 1953)
MotherAnna Catherine Sundrup (October 14, 1896 - July 22, 1966)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Eleanora Rita Koester is the daughter of Hermann Gerhard Koester and Anna Catherine Sundrup

Family

Clifford E. Plake (July 18, 1929 - June 24, 1990)

Gerhard Wilhelm Koester

M, (October 30, 1885 - September 7, 1967)
FatherHermann Heinrich Köster (August 15, 1845 - April 12, 1913)
MotherRenske Janssen Harms (January 29, 1855 - April 28, 1887)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Name Variation Gerhard Wilhelm Koester was also known as George William. 
Birth*30 October 1885He was born on 30 October 1885, at Minonk, Woodford County, Illinois. 
He was the son of Hermann Heinrich Köster and Renske Janssen Harms
Marriage*15 November 1910Gerhard Wilhelm Koester married Sylvia Margaret Wolz, daughter of Nicholas George Wolz and Bertha Rose Haberstock, on 15 November 1910, at Woodson County, Kansas. 
WWI Draft Registry*12 September 1918Gerhard Wilhelm Koester was registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 at Woodson County, Kansas.1
Census1920He appeared on the census of 1920 at Woodson County, Kansas; George W. (34) is enumerated on a farm in Neosho Falls Township with his wife "Slyvia" ( 26) and children Robert N. (8) Ira J. (4) and Leona (1 6/12). George was born in Illinois, with his parents born in Germany. Sylvia was born in Missouri, with both parents also born there. The children were born in Kansas.2 
Census*1930He appeared on the census of 1930 at Woodson County, Kansas; George W. (44) is enumerated on a farm in Neosho Falls Twp, with his wife Sylvia M.(36) and children Robert N. (18), Ira J. (14), Leona G. (11), George J. (9) and Bertha A. (? number unreadable). George was born in Illinois and his parents were born in Germany. Sylvia was born in Missouri and born her parents were also born in Missouri. The children were born in Kansas. The couple has been married 20 years. They own their farm and have a radio.3 
Census1940He appeared on the census of 1940 at Neosha Falls, Woodson County, Kansas; George W. Koester (54) is emunerated on a farm in Neosho Falls Township with his wife Slyvia M. (47) and children Leona F. (22), George (18), Bertha A. (13) and Archie (8). George was born in Illinois, Sylvia in Missouri and the children in Kansas. The two older children have completed 8th grade and are working at home, whild the younger children are in shool.4 
Death*7 September 1967He died on 7 September 1967, at Piqua, Woodson County, Kansas, at age 81.5 
Burial*He was buried at St. Martin Catholic Cemetery, Piqua, Woodson County, Kansas

Family

Sylvia Margaret Wolz (November 29, 1893 - March 18, 1970)
Marriage*15 November 1910He married Sylvia Margaret Wolz, daughter of Nicholas George Wolz and Bertha Rose Haberstock, on 15 November 1910, at Woodson County, Kansas. 
Children 1.Robert Norbert Koester+ (November 10, 1911 - April 30, 1973)
 2.Lula Frances Koester (December 5, 1913 - January 2, 1919)
 3.Ira Jacob Koester (January 2, 1916 - August 26, 2008)
 4.Leona Grace Koester+ (May 13, 1918 - October 19, 2016)
 5.George Joseph Koester Jr.+ (May 2, 1920 - July 29, 2003)
 6.Bertha Ann Koester+ (November 15, 1925 - June 28, 2014)
 7.Archie Alexander Koester+ (May 3, 1930 - September 15, 1994)

Citations

  1. [S120] WWI Draft Registration Cards, online <Ancestry.com>, 1643943.
  2. [S38] 1920 Federal Population Census, , Kansas, Woodson County, Neosho Falls Twp, ED 157, page 11 B, T625-553.
  3. [S54] 1930 Federal Population Census,, Kansas, Woodson County, Neosho Falls Twp, ED 7, Sheet 3B, Roll 726, page 3 b.
  4. [S215] 1940, Federal Population Census, Kansas, Woodson County, Neosho Falls, Roll T622-1266, ED 104-7, Sheet 6 A.
  5. [S7] Social Security Death Index, as seen on FamilySearch.org, #515-38-3279.

Sylvia Margaret Wolz

F, (November 29, 1893 - March 18, 1970)
FatherNicholas George Wolz (September 4, 1865 - November 2, 1953)
MotherBertha Rose Haberstock (December, 1869 - November 12, 1949)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*29 November 1893Sylvia Margaret Wolz was born on 29 November 1893, at Morrison, Gasconade County, Missouri; Father may be Nicholus Wolz.1 
She was the daughter of Nicholas George Wolz and Bertha Rose Haberstock
Marriage*15 November 1910Sylvia Margaret Wolz married Gerhard Wilhelm Koester, son of Hermann Heinrich Köster and Renske Janssen Harms, on 15 November 1910, at Woodson County, Kansas. 
Death*18 March 1970Sylvia Margaret Wolz died on 18 March 1970, at Piqua, Woodson County, Kansas, at age 76. 
Burial*She was buried at St. Martin Catholic Cemetery, Piqua, Woodson County, Kansas

Family

Gerhard Wilhelm Koester (October 30, 1885 - September 7, 1967)
Children 1.Robert Norbert Koester+ (November 10, 1911 - April 30, 1973)
 2.Lula Frances Koester (December 5, 1913 - January 2, 1919)
 3.Ira Jacob Koester (January 2, 1916 - August 26, 2008)
 4.Leona Grace Koester+ (May 13, 1918 - October 19, 2016)
 5.George Joseph Koester Jr.+ (May 2, 1920 - July 29, 2003)
 6.Bertha Ann Koester+ (November 15, 1925 - June 28, 2014)
 7.Archie Alexander Koester+ (May 3, 1930 - September 15, 1994)

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.

Lula Frances Koester

F, (December 5, 1913 - January 2, 1919)
FatherGerhard Wilhelm Koester (October 30, 1885 - September 7, 1967)
MotherSylvia Margaret Wolz (November 29, 1893 - March 18, 1970)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*5 December 1913Lula Frances Koester was born on 5 December 1913, at Allen, Lyib County, Kansas.1 
She was the daughter of Gerhard Wilhelm Koester and Sylvia Margaret Wolz
Death*2 January 1919Lula Frances Koester died on 2 January 1919, at Allen, Lyib County, Kansas, at age 5; said to have died of pneumonia.1 
Burial*She was buried at St. Martin Catholic Cemetery, Woodson County, Kansas

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.

Robert Norbert Koester

M, (November 10, 1911 - April 30, 1973)
Robert N. Koester, 1911 - 1973. Photo from Ancestry.com.
FatherGerhard Wilhelm Koester (October 30, 1885 - September 7, 1967)
MotherSylvia Margaret Wolz (November 29, 1893 - March 18, 1970)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*10 November 1911Robert Norbert Koester was born on 10 November 1911, at Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas.1 
He was the son of Gerhard Wilhelm Koester and Sylvia Margaret Wolz
Marriage*18 November 1936Robert Norbert Koester married Eva Magdalene Reedy, daughter of Thomas Leo Reedy and Katherine Walter, on 18 November 1936, at Owl Creek Church, Woodson County, Kansas. 
Death*30 April 1973Robert Norbert Koester died on 30 April 1973, at Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, at age 61.1,2 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Iola Register, Iola, Kansas.
Robert N. Koester
Robert N. Koester, 61, Piqua, died Monday at the Trinity Lutheran Hospital in Kansas City during surgery.

Mr. Koester was born near Piqua November 10, 1911. He was a farmer and stockman and had lived on his farm 31 years.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, NFO, St. Martin's Catholic Church, and was a board member of the Piqua Co-op.

Survivors include his widow, Eva, of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Bill Aguirre, Kansas City, Mrs. Edward Wichman, Raytown, Missouri, and Mrs. Richard Jones, Whitman Air Force Base, Missouri; a son, Donald Koester, Bartlesville; two sisters, Mrs. Leona Gill, Klamath Falls, Oregon, and Mrs. Bertha N. Parks, Englewood, California; three brothers, Ira Koester, Chico, California, George Koester, Chanute, and Archie Koester, Fort Scott, and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a. m. Thursday at the St. Martin's Catholic Church in Piqua. Father Rohr will officiate. Burial will be in St. Martin's Cemetery. Rosary will be said at 8 o'clock tonight at the Smith. Funeral Home in Yates Center.3
 
Burial*He was buried at St. Martin Catholic Cemetery, Piqua, Woodson County, Iowa

Family

Eva Magdalene Reedy (August 15, 1910 - January 24, 2001)
Children 1.Roberta Koester
 2.Rita Marlene Koester
 3.Donald Koester
 4.Mary Jane Koester

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.
  2. [S7] Social Security Death Index, as seen on FamilySearch.org, 515-18-2595.
  3. [S160] The Iola Register, Iola, Kansas, May 2, 1973.

Eva Magdalene Reedy

F, (August 15, 1910 - January 24, 2001)
FatherThomas Leo Reedy (July 30, 1879 - November 3, 1963)
MotherKatherine Walter (March 30, 1882 - February 6, 1964)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*15 August 1910Eva Magdalene Reedy was born on 15 August 1910, at Woodson County, Kansas.1 
She was the daughter of Thomas Leo Reedy and Katherine Walter
Marriage*18 November 1936Eva Magdalene Reedy married Robert Norbert Koester, son of Gerhard Wilhelm Koester and Sylvia Margaret Wolz, on 18 November 1936, at Owl Creek Church, Woodson County, Kansas. 
Death*24 January 2001Eva Magdalene Reedy died on 24 January 2001, at Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, at age 90.1,2 
Burial*She was buried at St. Martin Catholic Cemetery, Piqua, Woodson County, Iowa

Family

Robert Norbert Koester (November 10, 1911 - April 30, 1973)
Children 1.Roberta Koester
 2.Rita Marlene Koester
 3.Donald Koester
 4.Mary Jane Koester

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.
  2. [S7] Social Security Death Index, as seen on FamilySearch.org, 511-70-2484.

Leona Grace Koester

F, (May 13, 1918 - October 19, 2016)
Leona Grace (Kiester) Gill, 1918 - 2016.
FatherGerhard Wilhelm Koester (October 30, 1885 - September 7, 1967)
MotherSylvia Margaret Wolz (November 29, 1893 - March 18, 1970)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*13 May 1918Leona Grace Koester was born on 13 May 1918, at Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas; birth date may be 5 May 1918. 
She was the daughter of Gerhard Wilhelm Koester and Sylvia Margaret Wolz
Marriage*15 August 1945Leona Grace Koester married Howard Lawrence Gill, son of Justus Albert Gill and Alta Belle Brooks, on 15 August 1945, at Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California.1 
Death*19 October 2016Leona Grace Koester died on 19 October 2016, at Bend, Deschutes County, Oregon, at age 98. 
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary at Find-a-Grave.
Leona G. Gill
Leona Grace Gill, 98, passed away on Oct. 19, 2016, in Bend, Ore.

She was born on May 13, 1918, to George and Sylvia Koester, in Piqua, Kan., where she resided until moving to Los Angeles, Calif., in 1940.

In June 1941, Leona met Howard Gill shortly before his deployment to the South Pacific. Upon his return, they were married in August 1945. After his discharge from the Navy, they moved to Klamath Falls, Ore., and had three children Lawrence, Debra and Gary Gene. In March 1966, Howard passed away.

In 1974, Leona met Raymond Laird and they were together for 41 years. In Klamath Falls, Leona was a longtime beauty operator until her retirement in 1995.

She was a volunteer with Klamath Hospice in the retail store until the age of 90. She attended St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church. She loved her ceramics, crocheting, sewing and always had a book to read. She was known for her cooking and for always having an extra place at the table for visitors.

Leona is survived by her son, Lawrence A. Gill (wife Audrey) of Portland, Ore; her daughter, Debra A. Gill-Randle (husband Gary) of Bend; partner, Raymond Laird of Klamath Falls; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Gary Gene Gill, in 1984 and a grandson, Jason Lee Randle, in 1973.
 

Family 1

Howard Lawrence Gill (September 26, 1912 - March 15, 1966)
Children 1.Lawrence A. Gill
 2.Debra A. Gill+
 3.Gary Gene Gill (December 2, 1954 - March 15, 1988)

Family 2

Raymond Laird

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.

Ira Jacob Koester

M, (January 2, 1916 - August 26, 2008)
FatherGerhard Wilhelm Koester (October 30, 1885 - September 7, 1967)
MotherSylvia Margaret Wolz (November 29, 1893 - March 18, 1970)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Name Variation Ira Jacob Koester was also known as Norman Ira. 
Birth*2 January 1916He was born on 2 January 1916, at Woodson County, Kansas.1 
He was the son of Gerhard Wilhelm Koester and Sylvia Margaret Wolz
Marriage*2 May 1953Ira Jacob Koester married Mildred Carpenter, daughter of Claude Calvin Carpenter and Ruby Anna Startt, on 2 May 1953, at Chico, Butte County, California.1 
Death*26 August 2008Ira Jacob Koester died on 26 August 2008, at Chico, Butte County, California, at age 92.2 

Family

Mildred Carpenter (July 20, 1922 - May 3, 2001)

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.
  2. [S7] Social Security Death Index, as seen on FamilySearch.org, 515-10-3380.

George Joseph Koester Jr.

M, (May 2, 1920 - July 29, 2003)
FatherGerhard Wilhelm Koester (October 30, 1885 - September 7, 1967)
MotherSylvia Margaret Wolz (November 29, 1893 - March 18, 1970)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*2 May 1920George Joseph Koester Jr. was born on 2 May 1920, at Woodson County, Kansas.1 
He was the son of Gerhard Wilhelm Koester and Sylvia Margaret Wolz
Marriage*27 July 1943George Joseph Koester Jr. married Rosella Marie Thummel, daughter of Joseph Peter Thummel and Anna Marie Simeon, on 27 July 1943, at Piqua, Woodson County, Iowa.1 
Misc*22 November 1943George Joseph Koester Jr. was listed in WWII Army Enlistment Records as having a grammar school education, single, with dependents. on 22 November 1943. 
Death*29 July 2003He died on 29 July 2003, at Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas, at age 83.1,2 
MiscHe was remembered in an obituary at Find-a-Grave.
George J. Koester
George Joseph Koester, 83, Chanute, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at his home.

He was born May 2, 1920, in Neosho Falls, the son of George William and Silvia Walz Koester. He grew up in rural Neosho Falls and attended the McClanahan School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, seeing action at the Battle of the Bulge. He worked at Producer Pipeline, Iola, Gray Lumber Company, Chanute, and Young's Welding, also in Chanute.
He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and a life member of the American Legion Post 170 and the VFW Post #1654.

On July 27, 1943, he married Rosella Thummel in Piqua. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Eugene George Koester and Ronald Leo Koester, both of Chanute; a daughter, Doris Boyd, Chanute; a brother, Ira J. Koester, Chico, Calif; two sisters, Leona Gill, Clameth Falls, Ore., and Bertha Ann Parks, Gardnerville, Nev; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Ann Pugh; two brothers, Robert N. Koester and Archie Koester; and a sister, Lula Koester.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Chanute, led by Fr. Thomas Scaletty. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the American Legion Post 170.
 
Burial*He was buried at Memorial Park Cemetery, Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas

Family

Rosella Marie Thummel (January 21, 1925 - June 27, 2012)
Marriage*27 July 1943He married Rosella Marie Thummel, daughter of Joseph Peter Thummel and Anna Marie Simeon, on 27 July 1943, at Piqua, Woodson County, Iowa.1 
Children 1.Shirley Ann Koester (June 27, 1944 - January 18, 1986)
 2.Eugene George Koester+
 3.Ronald Leo Koester+ (October 27, 1949 - December 19, 2014)
 4.Doris Koester+

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.
  2. [S7] Social Security Death Index, as seen on FamilySearch.org, 509-12-7974.

Bertha Ann Koester

F, (November 15, 1925 - June 28, 2014)
Bertha A. (Koester) Parks 1925 - 2014. Photo from Ancestry.
FatherGerhard Wilhelm Koester (October 30, 1885 - September 7, 1967)
MotherSylvia Margaret Wolz (November 29, 1893 - March 18, 1970)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Death*28 June 2014Bertha Ann Koester died on 28 June 2014, at Gardnerville, Douglas County, Nevada, at age 88. 
Birth*15 November 1925She was born on 15 November 1925, at Neosha Falls, Woodson County, Kansas.1 
She was the daughter of Gerhard Wilhelm Koester and Sylvia Margaret Wolz
Marriage*3 October 1945Bertha Ann Koester married John Colby Parks, son of Edwin Colby Parks and Emilie Rose Schenbeck, on 3 October 1945, at Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California.1 

Family

John Colby Parks (July 16, 1922 - November 21, 1985)
Child 1.Sandra Sue Parks

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.

Archie Alexander Koester

M, (May 3, 1930 - September 15, 1994)
FatherGerhard Wilhelm Koester (October 30, 1885 - September 7, 1967)
MotherSylvia Margaret Wolz (November 29, 1893 - March 18, 1970)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*3 May 1930Archie Alexander Koester was born on 3 May 1930, at Neosha Falls, Woodson County, Kansas.1 
He was the son of Gerhard Wilhelm Koester and Sylvia Margaret Wolz
Marriage*7 January 1952Archie Alexander Koester married Arlene P. Hurt, daughter of Jesse Carol Hurt and Neota Abilena Burns, on 7 January 1952, at Iola, Allen County, Kansas.1 
Death*15 September 1994Archie Alexander Koester died on 15 September 1994, at Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas, at age 64.1,2 
Burial*He was buried at Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas

Family

Arlene P. Hurt (August 6, 1933 - February 5, 2013)
Children 1.Terry Alexander Koester
 2.Laura Susanne Koester
 3.Julie Marie Koester
 4.Melinda Koester

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.
  2. [S7] Social Security Death Index, as seen on FamilySearch.org, 513-30-5560.

Anna Tripp

F, (June, 1843 - January 24, 1917)
ChartsSelected Descendants of Hermann Gerhard Köster
Descendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*June 1843Anna Tripp was born in June 1843, at Shute, Prussia. 
Immigration*circa 1865She immigrated circa 1865. 
Marriage*5 October 1890She married Hermann Heinrich Köster, son of Hermann Heinrich Köster and Anna Maria Catherina Lisette Lübbers, on 5 October 1890, at Illinois. 
Death*24 January 1917Anna Tripp died on 24 January 1917, at Aviston, Clinton County, Illinois, at age 73. 

Family

Hermann Heinrich Köster (August 15, 1845 - April 12, 1913)

Glenn Koster1

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FatherDonald C. Koster1 (March 18, 1922 - February 13, 1996)
MotherDelores Heinrichs1
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Glenn Koster is the son of Donald C. Koster and Delores Heinrichs.1 

Citations

  1. [S50] The Breda News, Breda, Iowa
    ,September 3, 2003.
  2. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.

Sharon Kay Koster

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FatherDonald C. Koster (March 18, 1922 - February 13, 1996)
MotherDelores Heinrichs
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Sharon Kay Koster is the daughter of Donald C. Koster and Delores Heinrichs

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.

Mark Gerard Neumayer

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FatherGlen Henry Neumayer
MotherIla Mae Determan (February 16, 1928 - September 18, 1989)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Mark Gerard Neumayer is the son of Glen Henry Neumayer and Ila Mae Determan

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.

John Herbolsheimer

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FatherKenneth Schettler
MotherMary Jo Bruning
John Herbolsheimer is the son of Kenneth Schettler and Mary Jo Bruning