Bill Koester

Posted 11/6/20

William “Bill” Glenn Koester, 80, of Paris, passed away at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind.  

A private graveside service and burial is …

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Bill Koester

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William “Bill” G. Koester, 80, of Paris, passed away at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind.  

A private graveside services and burial is near his family in Casey Cumberland Cemetery, Casey. Markwell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  

Mr. Koester was born March 11, 1940, in Mattoon, the son of the late William Fred Koester and Lola Floyd Koester. He married Rena Hite Koester, who survives.     

He is also survived by his children, Mitchell Koester of California, Eric (Rachel) Koester of Fairmount and Traci (Jeff) Sliba of Floyds Knobs, Ind.; grandchildren, Meghan, Tuesday (Jason), Ethan, Michael, Gabriel and Avery; sister, Helen Smock of Mattoon; sister-in-law, Anna Koester of Charleston; many nephews and nieces; and his church family.  

He was preceded in death by his brother, John Ross Koester.   

Mr. Koester was a graduate of Westfield High School. He worked at Danville Metal Stamping Company in Danville for many years. He later purchased A1 Realty in Paris and enjoyed 10 years as a local real estate agent. He was a faithful member of Grace Lutheran Church and enjoyed reading and working on his truck.  

Memorial donations may be made to Barnes Jewish Hospital, 1 Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63110. 

Online condolences at www.markwellfuneralhome.com