Florence Koesterer

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Florence Marie Koesterer, nee Daubach, 89, of Belleville, IL, born November 10, 1930, in Belleville, IL, died Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at St. Paul’s Senior Community, Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Koesterer worked as a waitress, then for the Belleville Shoe Factory, and finally, as a cook for 20 years at the former Calvin Johnson Nursing Home, Belleville, IL. She was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church and was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 1739.  She enjoyed baking cookies and spending time with her grandchildren.

Florence was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Theodore G. Koesterer, whom she married on September 27, 1952 at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, and who died on May 7, 2005; her parents, Martin and Florence, nee Bechtoldt, Daubach; two brothers, Martin Daubach, and Francis Daubach; two sisters, Connie (Frederick) Engel and Shirley Moe; and a son-in-law, Jim Duby.

Surviving are two daughters, Charlotte Koesterer of Belleville, IL, and Cheryl (Anthony) Duby-Pacewic of Swansea, IL;
five grandchildren, James (Pam) Duby, and their children, Samantha and Marcus Duby,
Chad (Bour) Duby, and their children, Carissa and Charles Duby,
Lauren (Patrick) Lee, and their children, Mila and Cade Lee, Mindy Duby,
and Jordan (Abby) Duby, and their son, Nicholas Duby;
a step-grandchild, Morgan Pacewic;
two sisters-in-law, Maureen Daubach and Karen Koesterer;
and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or to the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

 Funeral: A private graveside service will be held. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.




8 Comments on Florence Koesterer

Karen Wilson Buchheit said : Guest Report Apr 24, 2020 at 8:42 AM

Charlotte, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Shiloh
  • IL
Greg Voss said : Guest Report Apr 21, 2020 at 10:39 PM

Everyone at St. Paul's knows what a faithful advocate you have been for your mother. Nurse Jeannette and I both remarked on your mother's beauty.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Steve Wolf said : Guest Report Apr 21, 2020 at 4:36 PM

So sorry for your loss. I valued Florence's service and loyalty for so many years. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

  • Shiloh
  • IL
Vivian Sierra said : Guest Report Apr 21, 2020 at 12:20 AM

I’m very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your Mother Rest In Peace.

  • Saint Louis
  • MO
Mary (Warhoover) DeLong said : Guest Report Apr 20, 2020 at 4:20 PM

Dear Charlotte and Family, So sorry to read about the passing of your Mom. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Mary (Warhoover) DeLong AND Class of '72

  • Troy
  • IL
Marilyn Buehlhorn said : Guest Report Apr 20, 2020 at 3:21 PM

Please accept my sincerest condolences. I remember your mom & dad since I was a young girl. They were good friends of my parents, Clarence & Luella Ernst. Please know that you are in my thoughts & prayers.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
brenda sawyer said : Guest Report Apr 19, 2020 at 3:41 PM

my thoughts and prayers are with you charlotte and your family.

  • belleville
  • Illinois
Maureen Daubach said : Guest Report Apr 17, 2020 at 10:56 AM

Sorry for your loss. May all the memories you have bring you some peace. God be with you.

  • Fairview Heights
  • Illinois

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