OBITUARY

Carrie Koester

February 6, 1961May 17, 2017
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Carrie Elin Koester, 56, of Ankeny, passed away on May 17, 2017. A visitation will be held at the Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W First St., Ankeny, IA 50023) on Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 5-7pm. A mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30am on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church (510 E First St., Ankeny, IA 50021).

Carrie was born in Fort Dodge on February 6, 1961 to Edward and Joanne (O’Keefe) Steinhoff. She grew up in Fort Dodge, graduating from Fort Dodge High School in 1979, she continued her education at Iowa Central College, graduating in 1981 with a degree in Nursing.

Following graduation she dedicated her life to caring for others in her nursing career, predominantly in senior care facilities. She and Pat were married on August 27, 1988 and welcomed their son Jacob into their lives in 1999.

She will be remembered by those who knew her for her quick wit and dry sense of humor. Her positive outlook on life and strong will was evident in her lifelong battle with Diabetes. She loved being by the water, spending time at the lake with her loved ones and a good game of cards. She also enjoyed antiquing and gardening.

Carrie is preceded by her parents, daughter Meghan, son Sean, sister Amy and nephew Coby.

She is survived by her husband, Pat, son Jacob, sisters Lisa (Steve) Leppart, Paula Steinhoff, Jana (John) Hacker, Jill Crimmins, brother Shane (Julie) Steinhoff and multiple in-laws, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Foundation Fund, or the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

Online condolences and thoughtful memories can be shared on Carrie’s page at www.ankenyfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, May 21, 2017
  • Vigil Service Sunday, May 21, 2017
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, May 22, 2017
REMEMBERING

Carrie Koester

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Jennifer Olson

May 24, 2017

Pat, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Know others care and are thinking of you and your son. May God walk with you at this very difficult time. Jennifer Olson

Randy hill

May 19, 2017

Prayers go out to Pat, Jacob and entire family in this time of great sorrow. May God help you all through this and comfort you. R.I.P. Carrie.

May 19, 2017

Gary & I send our love and prayers to Pat and Jacob, and the rest of the family.
Colleen Welch, Ankeny, Iowa

Pylar Eaton

May 19, 2017

Oh Pat and Jacob, I am so very sorry!!! There are no words!!! Carrie always made me smile and had such a comforting demeanor, which made her so good at what she did!!! My heart is truly broken for you!!! All my love!!!!!!
Pylar

Kevin Koester

May 19, 2017

Carrie is fondly remembered by countless relatives and friends for Amazing perseverance and her Quick, dry humor with her contagious smile and laugh!
May she Rest in deserved Peace! Pat will continue to excel as a loving Dad to Jacob

May 18, 2017

Such great pictures of many happy times. Thanks for sharing. Your Friend,
Tracy

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