John Koester

CASEY – John Ross Koester Sr., 82, of Mattoon, and formerly of Charleston and Westfield passed away at 9:32 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Mattoon Health Care Center.   

A graveside funeral service is 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2018, at Casey Cumberland Cemetery, Casey, with Pastor Matthew Jukola officiating. Military rites by the Casey Veterans of Foreign Wars, Hazel Dell American Legion and Martinsville American Legion accompany burial. Markwell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  

Memorial donations may be made to Disabled Veterans Association or Lincolnland Hospice.  

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