Lester G. "Festus" Koester
GARDEN PLAIN-Koester, Lester G. "Festus" 68, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017. He was born July 17, 1948 in Wichita, KS, the son of Marion and Doris (Schauf) Koester. On April 12, 1969, he married Jane Kruse in Wichita, KS. He is survived by his wife, Jane; sons, James (Anne) Koester, Russell (Susan) Koester, Ryan (Lori) Koester; daugher, Jacquelyn (Chris) Federico; brothers, Pat Koester, Eugene Koester; sisters, Lois Rausch, Jane Church, Susanne Pauly; 12 grandchildren. Rosary: 5 p.m. Sunday, February 19, 2017; Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 20, 2017, both at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Garden Plain, KS, with Father Sam Pinkerton officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Anthony Cemetery. Memorials to the Pro Life Outreach Program. Wulf-Ast Mortuary, Garden Plain, KS.
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