Harold Dean Koester

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Harold Dean Koester, 90, of Fort Scott, Kan., passed away Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at Mercy Hospital. He was born June 20, 1923, in Hepler, Kan., the son of Henry Oscar and Martha Emma C. (Detjen) Koester. He married Ruth Hoover Dec. 24, 1952, in Wichita, Kan. She survives of the home.

Harold was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Scott, and he was a barber in Nevada, Mo., for 37 years at the Koester Kut & Klip.

In addition to his wife, Harold is also survived by his two daughters, Kara Koester of Fort Scott, and Kristyn Wohler of Shawnee, Kan.; and three grandchildren, Chase Koester, Bryce Koester, and Roslyn Wohler. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Kenneth Koester; a sister, Florence Naff; and a brother, Floyd Koester.

The Rev. Steven Sweyko will conduct funeral services at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, in Fort Scott, under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Scott. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church and left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall St., P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, KS 66701.

Condolences may be emailed to expressions@konantz-cheney.com.