Hilda Mae Koester

Hilda Mae Koester, 75, of Hartford, passed away on Friday, July 28, 2006 at Kathy Hospice, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born August 12, 1930 in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of Earnest A. and Scottie (nee Starkey) Johnson, and married Lawrence Koester on Oct. 4, 1952 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Hilda is survived by her daughters, Kathy (Dave) Schimmels and Betty (Eugene) Doll, both of West Bend, Suzie (Johnny) Nanez of Hartford, Elaine Sehr of West Bend; her son, Edgar (Tanya) Koester of Hartford; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and other relatives in Ohio, especially her nephew, Carl Tinkey.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence, in 2003 and her daughter, Delores, in 2005.

Graveside service will be held Friday, Aug. 4 at 11:30 a.m. at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove, WI.

Memorials to Kathy Hospice of West Bend are appreciated.

The Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home, Hartford, is serving the family.