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Joseph A. Koester II

October 26, 1948 October 2, 2019
Joseph A. Koester II
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Obituary for Joseph A. Koester II

Joseph A. Koester II, age 70, passed away October 2, 2019. He was born October 26, 1948 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Joe was a proud Army veteran serving in Germany during the Vietnam war. He was a Detroit police officer for 25 years prior to his retirement in 1996 and was currently an Oakland County Sheriff. Joe loved to umpire high school baseball games and he was known for his fried eggs and his ability to get any stain out of clothing. Joe will always be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He is survived by his beloved wife of 27 years, Sue; his children: Daune (Damon) Rensing, Joseph A. Koester III, Christie Koester, Katie (T.J.) Reed and Lisa (Chris) Morrison; his grandchildren: Matthew, Anna, Cailyn, Drew, Riley, Emery and Ryan. Joe is also survived by his siblings: Mary Jo (Dave) Nixon, Les (Barb) Koester and Frank (Cathy) Koester; and his siblings-in-law: Steve (Lori), Beth and Paul (Tracy) Robinson and by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Antoinette, his father, Frank, his step-mother, Helen and his siblings: Bob Koester and Suzie Mans. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 6 from 1:00PM - 7:00PM and on Monday, October 7 from 3:00PM-8:00PM at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 W. Lake Street, South Lyon. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 8 at 11:30AM instate 11:00AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 S., Lafayette, South Lyon. Joe will be laid to rest in Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan on Tuesday, October 8 at 2:00PM. All are welcome to attend. Memorial donations may be made to Donate Life Coalition of Michigan. www.phillipsfuneral.com


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Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

6

Oct

1:00 PM 10/6/2019 1:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/6/2019 7:00:00 PM
Phillips Funeral Home

122 West Lake Street (Ten Mile Road)
South Lyon, MI 48178

Phillips Funeral Home
122 West Lake Street (Ten Mile Road) South Lyon 48178 MI
United States

Visitation2

Monday

7

Oct

3:00 PM 10/7/2019 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/7/2019 8:00:00 PM
Phillips Funeral Home

122 West Lake Street (Ten Mile Road)
South Lyon, MI 48178

Phillips Funeral Home
122 West Lake Street (Ten Mile Road) South Lyon 48178 MI
United States

Visitation3

Tuesday

8

Oct

11:00 AM 10/8/2019 11:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 10/8/2019 11:30:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church

830 S. Lafayette
South Lyon, MI 48178

St. Joseph Catholic Church
830 S. Lafayette South Lyon 48178 MI
United States

Funeral Ceremony

Tuesday

8

Oct

11:30 AM 10/8/2019 11:30:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church

830 S. Lafayette
South Lyon, MI 48178

St. Joseph Catholic Church
830 S. Lafayette South Lyon 48178 MI
United States

Graveside Service

Tuesday

8

Oct

2:00 PM 10/8/2019 2:00:00 PM
Great Lakes National Cemetery

4200 Belford Rd.
Holly, MI 48442

Great Lakes National Cemetery
4200 Belford Rd. Holly 48442 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Great Lakes National Cemetery Final Resting Place

4200 Belford Rd.
Holly, MI 48442

4200 Belford Rd. Holly 48442 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Donate Life Coalition of Michigan

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