Larry Joseph Koester (December 1, 2012)

August 8, 1958 ~ December 1, 2012

VISITATION DETAILS
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

PRAYER SERVICE DETAILS
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
4:00 PM
Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa
NO OTHER SERVICES ARE PLANNED

SURVIVORS
Wife – Janet Koester of Harlan, IA
1 Son – Tony Koester of Harlan, IA
2 Daughters – Paula Koester of Harlan, IA
Sarah Koester (special friend, Shawn Mosher) of Omaha, NE
1 Sister – Mona (Randy) Schwarte of Westphalia, IA
1 Brother – Frank Koester of Panama, IA
1 Grandson – Bryan Mosher of Omaha, NE

Larry Joseph Koester, the son of Alvin Rudolph and Jacqueline (Hastert) Koester, was born on August 8, 1958, in Omaha, Nebraska. He moved to Panama, Iowa, with his family when he was nine years old, and he attended St. Mary’s School in Panama. Larry was a 1976 graduate of Harlan (Iowa) High School. From 1980-90, he drove a van for CDS in Harlan. On May 1, 1984, Larry married Janet Kathryn Finken in Harlan. In 1988, he moved to Westphalia, Iowa, and in 1998, he began working for Oakland Foods. In 2012, Larry moved to Harlan.

Larry was a Catholic. In addition to camping, he enjoyed spending time working on cars and various handyman projects.

Larry J. Koester died on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan, Iowa, at the age of 54 years, 3 months, and 23 days. He was a tissue donor through the Iowa Donor Network.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Janet Koester of Harlan, Iowa; one son, Tony Koester of Harlan, Iowa; two daughters, Paula Koester of Harlan, Iowa, and Sarah Koester (special friend, Shawn Mosher) of Omaha, Nebraska; one sister, Mona (Randy) Schwarte of Westphalia, Iowa; one brother, Frank Koester of Panama, Iowa; one grandson, Bryan Mosher of Omaha, Nebraska; and other relatives and friends.

A prayer service was held on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at the Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa, with Father John Frost of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Harlan, Iowa, officiating. Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa, was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left online at burmeisterjohannsen.com.


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8 Responses to Larry Joseph Koester (December 1, 2012)

  1. Jane Carlstedt says:

    Larry you will never be forgotten you will always be in my Heart

  2. Jeff & Linda Mahlberg says:

    Larry was a grateful guy !!!! Always There To Help Mr Fix It
    Our Long Time Friend Fare Thee Well
    God Bliss All The Family J T P S……..

  3. Doug Heilig says:

    Larry was a great guy and friend. He was a joy to work with and talk too everyday. He will really be missed. Prayers are with his family. God Bless.

  4. Jane Carlstedt says:

    May God be with all Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who gives me Strength. Intell we see you again Rest My Dear Friend

  5. Gene McKray says:

    Larry was a great guy.I Enjoyed talking with him . He will be missed . Thoughts and prayers are with his family .God Bless Gene McKray and family .

  6. Gene McKray says:

    Larry was a great guy. I enjoyed talking with him everyday . He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family . God bless , Gene McKray and family.

  7. Mark Keast says:

    Larry was a great guy and I enjoyed working with him. He will be missed by many..Thoughts and prayers to his family.

  8. Michael Hall says:

    Larry was a great guy. He will be missed by all. My sincere condolences to all his family. Prayers are with you.

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