ALVIN “OSCAR” RUDOPLH KOESTER, 79, of Harlan & formerly of Panora (svcs 8-15-11)


August 13th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

ALVIN “OSCAR” RUDOLPH KOESTER, 79, of Harlan (& formerly of Panora), died Fri., Aug. 12th, at the Elm Crest Retirement Community in Harlan. A Mass of Christian Burial service for “OSCAR” KOESTER will be held 10:30-a.m. Mon. Aug. 15th, at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church in Panama. Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangements. (

Visitation at St. Mary’s is from 9am-10:30-a.m. Mon., Aug. 15th.

Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

ALVIN KOESTER is survived by:

His sons – Larry (Janet) Koester, of Westphalia, & Frank Koester, of Panama.

His daughter – Mona (Randy) Schwarte, of Westphalia.

His brothers – Francis (Mary Ann) Koesters, of Earling; & Robert (Jackie) Koesters,  of Dunlap.

His sisters – Madonna Kramer, of Earling; Alice (Harold) Schwery, of Westphalia;  &  Janice (Pete) Malhberg, of Earling.

5 grandchildren

1 great grandchild