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Carol Koesterman

June 10, 1929 - September 29, 2015

Prayer Service - Sunday

October 04, 2015
- 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitatino - Sunday

October 04, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Funeral Mass - Monday

October 05, 2015
- 11:00 AM

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo

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Boulger Funeral Home

Carol Koesterman

June 10, 1929 - September 29, 2015

Obituary

Carol June Koesterman, 86, Fargo, died Tuesday September 29, at Sanford Health.

Carol June Trudeau (Koesterman) born to Mary and Frank Trudeau at home in New Rockford, ND June 10th, 1929.

Carol graduated from St. James Academy, New Rockford in 1948. She moved to Larimore to reside with her sister Lois and Louis Ostrom, working for Mac’s Café, Corner Café, and L. B Hartz Lunch Counter until her marriage to Lyle Koesterman June 5, 1952. Carol moved to Rapid City for 4 years where 3 children, Carolyn, Mary and Charles were born. Then moved back to Larimore to own and operate Carol’s Coffee Shop for 2 years when 3 more children Chris, Lynn and Mike were born. Then on to Golden Lake where Spencer the 7th child was born in 1962. They built and operated Golden Lake Store and Café until 1964. Then she moved to Fargo to work at several restaurants, Bowling Alley, Highway Host, and Townhouse, Sweden Houses (Both), Derby, DeLendrecie’s and Walgreen West Acres. Carol was 1st cook at St. John’s Hospital until 1992. After retiring, she volunteered for St. John’s until it closed then went on to volunteer at MeritCare South, St. Anthony’s Rectory and FM Food Pantry for 25 years. Over 12,000 hours in all.

Carol raised and loved her roses for over 20 years. She always joked that first she raised cane, then kids, then roses, now she was back to raising cane again at the age of 86.

She loved her times at volunteering. She said she felt like she was doing something worthwhile for somebody else.

She was also well known at United Blood Services where she was a regular donor, giving over 19 gallons over 65 years.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary (Rex) Richey Cheyenne Wyoming, sons, Chris (Gail Smith) Fargo, Mike (Pastor Sue) Moorhead, Spencer, Grand Forks, 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, father, brothers Glen, Darrel, Peter, Paul and Duane, and Fritz and sisters Marge and Lois, husband Lyle, daughter Carolyn and son’s Charles and Lynn and daughters -in-law, Holly and Lisa, as well as grandson Zachary.

Visitation will be Sunday at 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Boulger Funeral with a prayer service at 7:00. Funeral Mass will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at St Anthony’s of Padua Catholic Church with visitation one hour before the service.

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10 responses to “Carol Koesterman”

  1. Bob and Edie Quam says:

    MIKE AND FAMILY. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. The world changes when your parents have moved on. Our prayer is that you all can find comfort in knowing she is in God’s presence. May you find joy in your memories. Love you!

  2. Carol Udart says:

    Carol was one of the warmest and nicest people I have ever met. My husband (Chuck, now passed on) and I were great friends of her son Charlie, who I still think of and miss every day. I will never forget the eulogy to gave for Charlie at his services. I will keep her close to my heart. Prayers to all of the family.

  3. Faith Trudeau says:

    AUNTIE CAROL KOESTERMAN AND I PLANET A TREE AT GOLDEN LAKE IT WAS JUST A TWIG NOW IT IS GIANT THAT THE DECK IS BUILT AROUND AUNTIE CAROL KOESTERMAN HAD A VERY CONTAGUS 😁 WE ALL LOVED HER FOR HER LOVE, KINDNESS, AND ALWAYS MAKIND YOU LAUGH AND MAKING SURE THERE WAS ALWAYS PLENTY AND I MEAN PLENTY OF FOOD AND LAUGH AND LOVE TO GO AROUND SHE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED

  4. Lee Huggett says:

    Mike Koesterman & Sue Koesterman May time soothe, comfort and heal your loss – When simple words may not.

  5. Sue (Hanson) Gray says:

    Your mother was so kind to my parents and she always had a smile on her face. It warmed my heart and meant a lot to my mom to have her say a few words at Dad’s service. She will be missed. Our deepest sympathies to your family. Sue

  6. Denise Mogck Miller says:

    My deepest sympathies to your whole family, Mary! May God grant you peace in this most difficult time.

  7. WAYNE COPES & LAURA COPES says:

    Very glad we got to meet you last year.
    Visiting with you was a hoot.
    Please behave yourself in heaven even if you didn’t down here.
    LOVE YOU WAYNE & LAURA

  8. Patsy Sheehan says:

    Worked at St. Johns when Carol was in the kitchen working. Heard her laugh through the PT wall. She is now with many that knew her at the hospitals.Great lady.Always a smile. Glad I got to know her through the decades. Prayers to her family & those that are closest with her.

  9. Bob Lind says:

    I used to have breakfast at Carol’s coffee shop in Larimore in the ’60s. Then we moved to Fargo, and I lost all track of Larimore people. Then one day I was eating at the St. John’s Hospital cafeteria and this smiling woman behind the counter told me she was Carol Koesterman and she recognized me. What a sweet lady!

    Then I found that her son Chris was attending my church. That was special, meeting him.

    To Chris and her whole family, my sympathy over your loss of this special lady. May you find peace and comfort in the arms of the Lord.

  10. Bob Lind says:

    My wife and I lived in Larimore in the ’60s. Every so often I’d have breakfast at Carol’s café. She was always so nice.

    We moved to Fargo in 1969 and of course lost all track of Larimore people. Then one day when I was going through the line at the cafeteria in the old St. John’s Hospital, this smiling woman said hello and reminded me that she was Carol. What a nice, nice lady, to remember me after all those years.

    It was special, meeting her son Chris at our church.

    My sincere condolences to Chris and all of Carol’s family over her loss. May you all find peace and comfort from the Lord, during these difficult days.

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