Shawn Steven Koester

Shawn Steven Koester, 49, passed away on June 12, 2019 in Chanute, KS. He was born October 14, 1969 in Chanute, the son of Gene and Sheryl (Tasche) Koester. He graduated from Chanute High School in 1988. On October 3, 1992, he married Denise Westerman in Piqua, KS.

Shawn worked at Gates in Iola for 14 years and currently worked as a machinist at B&W in Humboldt for 5 years. He was a “jolly ole man” and liked to have fun. He enjoyed woodworking, being outdoors and taking care of his garden. He loved his family dearly and spending time with his kids and grandkids. Shawn was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Survivors include:

Wife: Denise Koester;  Parents: Gene and Sheryl Koester of Chanute, KS; Sons: Brett Koester and significant other Amanda Mae Sexton of Chanute, KS, Keith Koester of Chanute, KS;  Brothers: Bill Koester and wife, Robyn, of Wellsville, KS, Clint Koester and wife, Trinia, of Chanute, KS; Grandchildren: Gunner and Kolter

Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 7:30 pm at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Chanute, KS.  Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 10 am at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Chanute. Interment will take place at St. Martin Cemetery in Piqua, KS. Online condolences may be left at:

The memorials have been suggested to the family to help with expenses and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 101 N. Highland, Chanute, KS 66720.

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