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William "Bill" Glenn Koester

March 11, 1940 ~ November 4, 2020 (age 80)


William “Bill” G. Koester, age 80, of Paris, IL passed away at 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, IN.  He was born March 11, 1940 in Mattoon, IL, the son of William Fred Koester and Lola Floyd Koester.  

Survivors include his wife, Rena (Hite) Koester of Paris, IL; children, Mitchell Koester of California; Eric Koester (Rachel) of Fairmount, IL and Traci Sliba (Jeff) of Floyds Knobs, IN; grandchildren, Meghan, Tuesday (Jason), Ethan, Michael, Gabriel, and Avery; sister, Helen Smock of Mattoon, IL; sister-in-law, Anna Koester of Charleston, IL; many nephews and nieces, and his Church family.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, John Ross Koester. 

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

Private graveside services and burial will be near his family in Casey Cumberland Cemetery, Casey, IL.

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

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