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Monday, May 13, 2013 12:11 PM

June 12, 1936-May 4, 2013

Vera G. Koester, 76, of Delphos, died on Saturday evening at St. Rita’s Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on June 12, 1936, in Delphos to the late Frank and Veronica (Elwer) Osting.

On Sept. 11, 1954, she married James Koester, who survives in Delphos.

She is also survived by two sons, Anthony Koester and Mark (Sherri) Koester, both of Delphos; three daughters, Pamela Ellerbrock, Sue (Bob) Will of Delphos and Kim (Mike) Korte of Fort Jennings; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; four brothers, Moletus, Alvin (Marilyn), Norman (Karen) and Roger Osting; two sisters, LaDonna (Leo) Schmelzer and Earlene (John) Williams; two sisters-in-law, Betty Osting and Ruth Osting.

She was also preceded in death by six brothers, Wilfred, Eugene, Urban, Edward, Louis and Earl; two sisters, Marie Osting and Geraldine Grubenhoff; two brothers-in-law, Jerome Klaus and Edwin Grubenhoff; and three sisters-in-law, Dorothy, Edna and Helen Osting.

Vera was a mother and homemaker and retired from Aeroquip (Eaton) in Van Wert. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s school and sporting events, dancing, eating out with her friends and family and playing cards. In her younger years, she enjoyed woodworking and sewing, where she made hundreds of items for her kids and grandkids.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Christopher Bohnsack officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Resurrection Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Strayer Funeral Home, Delphos, where a Parish Wake Service will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the benevolence of the family.

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