Shawn Koester


June 17, 2019 - 10:04 AM

Shawn Steven Koester, age 49, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in Chanute. He was born Oct. 14, 1969, in Chanute, the son of Gene and Sheryl (Tasche) Koester. 

He graduated from Chanute High School in 1988. 

On Oct. 3, 1992, he married Denise Westerman in Piqua.

Shawn worked at Gates in Iola for 14 years and currently worked as a machinist at B&W in Humboldt for five 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 his wife, Denise Koester; parents, Gene and Sheryl Koester of Chanute; sons, Brett Koester and significant other Amanda Mae Sexton of Chanute, and Keith Koester of Chanute; brothers, Bill Koester and wife Robyn of Wellsville, and Clint Koester and wife Trinia of Chanute; and grandchildren Gunner and Kolter.

The Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Chanute. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Chanute. Interment will take place at St. Martin Cemetery in Piqua.

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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