Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
George F. Koester, 98, died at 4:15 a.m. Oct. 10, 2011, at Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices, St. Marys.
He was born May 14, 1913, in Minster, to Joseph and Elizabeth Drees Koester. On Oct. 9, 1941, he married Alvira Leisner, who died Jan. 22, 2008.
Surviving are two daughters, Ann (Bill) Ernst, Minster, and Sue (Kurt) Kremer, Minster; a sister, Rita (Walter) Kremer, Dayton; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sisters, Henrietta Woehler and Lorena Minoque.
He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, the church choir and Minster VFW. He was a veteran of World War II and had worked at Post Printing for 40 years.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Rick Nieberding officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with full military honors provided by Minster Firing Squad.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-9:30 a.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Memorials may be made to St. Augustine Mission Commission. Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.