Lillian Koesterer

Lillian Koesterer, nee Newton, 97, of Granite City, Illinois, born Tuesday, March 17, 1914, in East St. Louis, IL, died Saturday, September 10, 2011 at Granite Nursing and Rehab Center in Granite City, Illinois.

Mrs. Koesterer worked as a doctor's assistant for Dr. O.W. Cramer. She was the Past President of Central Lions Club Aux., East St. Louis, IL, Senior volunteer at St. Clair Village where she helped create the hot lunch program . Her exceptionally kind spirit and endless love for her family and friends will be deeply missed and remembered lovingly by all whose lives she touched.

She was preceded in death by her:

  • 1st Husband: Elmer R. Wagner
  • 2nd Husband: Earl Koesterer
  • Parents: Walter and Coletta nee Grine Newton
  • Daughter: Nancy D. Decker
  • 4 Sisters:
    • Evelyn Gardner
    • Mildred Grezinger
    • Naomi Brinson
    • Dolores Marshall
  • Brother: Oren Newton

Surviving are her:

  • Granddaughter: Karen D. (Robert) Dartt of Granite City, IL
  • 3 Great Grandchildren:
    • Andrew Foley
    • Diane Foley
    • Paul Dartt
  • Sister: June (Harry) Hall of Dundas, IL
  • Many Loving nieces and nephews

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Arbor Day Foundation

Visitation: Friends may call from 11a.m. to 1p.m. on Tuesday September 13, 2011

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at Kurrus Chapel, with Rev. Jim Slone officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Condolences left for Lillian Koesterer:

    Dear Sweet Aunt Lil

    There must be one heck of a party going on in Heaven these days. While we are sad that you have left us...we know you are with some pretty special people that are glad you are with them again.

    Kelly Hunt St. Peters MO 63376

    I was sorry to hear of the loss of Miss Lily. I am Loretta (Koesterer) Langenstein's granddaughter and I had the pleasure of knowing Miss Lily via my Great-Uncle Earl. I did not know his family very well in CA but I always wanted to know them better. I would love their addresses if you have them. Had I realized that Miss Lily was in GC, I would have gone to visit her. My parents died suddenly, so all of us lost touch with the Koesterer family. I am so sorry for your loss but I know that she is in a great place. God bless, Jill Langenstein Podraza

    Jill Langenstein Podraza O'Fallon Illinois 62269