Mass of Christian Burial for Marcella (Mrs. George) Koester age 85 of Wisner, NE will be held on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Wisner, NE with Fr. Vincent Sunguti celebrating the mass. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with a Vigil Service at 6:00 p.m. and will continue on Monday one hour prior to the service, all at the church. Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner, NE is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Marcella passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the Wisner Care Center.
Marcella Mae (Adams) Koester was born on May 26, 1933 near Wisner, NE to Leonard and Ricky (Zipf) Adams. She attended Cuming Co. Rural School District #34, beginning at the age of 4, and later graduated from Wisner High School in 1950. Marcella received her Normal Training and taught at Cuming County Rural School District #79.
On February 20, 1952, she was united in marriage to George Koester at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wisner by Fr. Rose. The couple lived and farmed southwest of Wisner. She later worked as a para professional at Cuming Co. Rural School District #34 and Stanton Co. Rural School District #14. Marcella also babysat in her home for her grandchildren and other neighborhood children and later worked for Jackie Horst at her daycare in Wisner, NE.
Marcella was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and Ladies Guild. She enjoyed baking, creating plastic canvas projects and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Husband-George Koester of Wisner, NE
Daughter-Linda and Larry Hansen of Wisner, NE and family-
Tiffany and Philip Myer and children-Zoe and Ryan George
Jeff Hansen and Caitlin Gillham
Brother-Dean Adams of Wisner, NE
Marcella was preceded in death by her parents and son-Doug Koester.