KOESTER, CONRAD - Moody County, South Dakota | CONRAD KOESTER - South Dakota Gravestone Photos


Union - Flandreau Cemetery
Moody County,
South Dakota



Funeral services conducted by Pastor Russell A. Peterson were held Friday in the Lutheran Church of this city (Flandreau, S.D.) for Conrad Koester age 76 years, 4 months, 28 days, who died Thursday evening at the Fairview Home after an illness of 17 months during which he had been confined to a bed.
Pall bearers were George Pepper, Henry Lohrmann, Rudolph Bothern, Ben Reumannn, William Ehlers and Henry Sorenson.

Interment was made at the Flandreau Union Cemetery under the direction of the Overdahl Funeral Home.

Conrad Koester was born in Lunden Schleswig Holstein, Germany on October 10, 1872. He was baptized in Germany. When he was nine years of age he came to this country with his parents Jurgern and Marie Koester and settled in Aspinwall, Iowa. In 1900 he was united in marriage to Minnie Wilhelmina (Hagedorn) Koester. In 1902 the young family came to Moody County to locate on a farm near Flandreau and have made their home here ever since.

To mourn his passing he leaves the widow: five children: Mrs. Heiko (Anna) Pantekock, John of Oakland, California, Mrs. Joe (Frieda) Sedlachek, and Walter of Flandreau, a foster son Walter of San Jose California, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren and four great grandchildren, also two brothers, John of Huron S.D. and Gus of Manning Iowa.
Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death, the last of them a twin brother George who passed away last year.

Relatives and friends who came from out of town to attend the last rites included John Koester of Huron, Gus Koester and son Henry, Mrs. Herman Lamp, and Mrs. Ida Wunder all of Manning, Iowa, Mr. & Mrs. William Van Dussen, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hannah of Vail, Iowa, George Hagedorn and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hagedorn and Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Schurz of Mitchell, S.D., Mrs. Roy Butman of Pipstone, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Mitchell, Rock Rapids, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Jensen of Oldham, S.D. and others.

Contributed on 7/8/19

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Submitted: 7/8/19 • Approved: 7/8/19 • Last Updated: 7/11/19 • R269598-G269596-S3

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