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In Memory of

Joyce Elaine Koester

July 6, 1942 - October 13, 2016

Obituary


Joyce E. Koester, 74, of New Braunfels, Texas passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, October 13, 2016. She was born to Arno Scheideman and Ruth Strauss Scheideman in Fort Dodge, Iowa on July 6, 1942.
Joyce graduated from Fort Dodge High School and afterward entered Iowa Lutheran School of Nursing in Des Moines. She worked as an RN with the Iowa Lutheran Hospital in the Surgical Unit for many years until her retirement in 1997. She was a winter Texan for many years before moving there permanently in 2005. Joyce was very outgoing...

Joyce E. Koester, 74, of New Braunfels, Texas passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, October 13, 2016. She was born to Arno Scheideman and Ruth Strauss Scheideman in Fort Dodge, Iowa on July 6, 1942.
Joyce graduated from Fort Dodge High School and afterward entered Iowa Lutheran School of Nursing in Des Moines. She worked as an RN with the Iowa Lutheran Hospital in the Surgical Unit for many years until her retirement in 1997. She was a winter Texan for many years before moving there permanently in 2005. Joyce was very outgoing and loved to be around family and friends. She enjoyed traveling and taking trips to see her children and grandchildren. Joyce was a wonderful cook and loved to treat family and friends to delicious recipes from her large collection of cookbooks. She was a member of Cross Lutheran Church where she was involved in several volunteer activities. She was active with the New Braunfels Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, and helping translate publications into braille for the blind.
She is survived by her husband, Jim Koester of New Braunfels; sons, Steven Koester and wife Monique of Treynor, IA and David Koester and wife Laura of Buford, GA; grandchildren, Chandler Koester, Vaughn Koester, Roman Koester, Braiden Koester and Jameson Koester; brother, Dale Scheideman of Little Rock, AR; sister, Sandy Wolfington and husband Jim of New Braunfels; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Rex Scheideman and Kent Scheideman.
A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 PM Friday, October 28, 2016 at Cross Lutheran Church with Reverend Don Fraker officiating. Arrangements under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Home, New Braunfels, TX.