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“WHAT A wonderful legacy! Mrs Koester was one of the Great mothers on earth..although we were neighbors for only a short time, I have many fond...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Michelle Cox (Flora) - Avilla, IN

“So many wonderful memories of growing up next door to the Koester family! Please know your family has been in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Kris Knecht Meiners - IN

“Many fond memories of growing up across the street from the Koester's on Kensington Blvd and weekend trips to the lake. To Beanie and siblings, may...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Mary Ellen Geary-Kartholl and Family - NY

“Dear Koester family,My family was so sad to hear about the death of your wonderful mom. We appreciate very much the great friendship she had with...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Marcella Reitzug Andrade - Carmel, IN

“I spent many memorable hours at the Koester home. Mrs. Koester was a pillar of grace, class and sophistication. My condolences to the family. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Dana Braun Bearden - Nashville, TN

“Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Douglas Gipson - Fort Wayne,, IN

“To all of Peg's family, My sincere sympathy on the loss of your dear Mother and friend to so many, especially in the St. Jude community. Peg was an...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Fr. John Delaney - South Bend, IN

“Our prayers are with the entire Korster family. May the good Lord hold Aunt Peggy in the holow of His hand. Love Nancy and John McManus ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: John McManus - Staten Island, NY

“I offer thoughts and prayers for Mrs Koester and the entire family. She was truly a wonderful lady from the greatest generation. Requiesce in...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Richard Poinsatte - Fort Wayne, IN

“Jim and Maureen, and family, you have our warmest sympathies! Jim, you are a good man, and Ron and I always appreciated you. Your mom did it right...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Margaret (Margo) Dubach - Leo, IN

Margaret "Peggy" Koester, 92, passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, the Rosary Society, and the Marians. Surviving are her seven sons, Bill, Jim (Maureen), Bob (Lynn), Rick, Dennis (Betty), Brian (Cindy), and Kevin (Sue); three daughters, Maureen Babbs, Kathleen Botteron, Beth Anne (Tony) Mohr; 24 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Peggy was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Dr. William Koester. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 am, Friday, December 1, 2017 at St. Jude Catholic Church, 2130 Pemberton Dr, with calling one hour prior. Calling also at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave, on Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm with a Rosary service at 4:30 pm. Burial in Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Tuition Assistance or Bishop Dwenger Tuition Assistance. To sign the online guest book, go to