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Fr. David L. Koesterer, SJ

May 11, 1929March 11, 2020

Fr. David L. Koesterer, SJ, 90, of St. Louis passed away March 11, 2020 at Fusz Pavilion in St. Louis. He was born May 11, 1929 in Freeburg, IL a son of Albert and Catherine Klein Koesterer. Services will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Jesuits of the Central and Southern Province 4511 West Pine Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63108.


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Fr. David L. Koesterer, SJ

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Max Kaiser, Jr. Friends of Historic St Mary of Victories Church

March 29, 2020

Dear Clara and All:
Please know of our deepest sympathy on your brother Father David's passing! He will be remembered with a Sunday Mass at Historic St Mary of Victories Church.
Be assured of our prayerful remembrance of him and all of you at this time!
All of Clara's Friends at
St Mary of Victories
a Max Kaiser, Jr.

John Vogl

March 20, 2020

Fr Dave, a man of faith, warmth, intellect and wry humor, a lovable and loving person, and devoted man of God. He understood what made people tick, and brought healing to many wounded souls such as mine through his ministry at White House. I was privileged to be his dentist for the past 15 years, and came to know him as a good friend. May we one day meet again.

jeanne leuthen

March 19, 2020

Father Dave Koesterer SJ
I remember your dedication and singing
at Jesuit White House in the White House Chapel
You were enthusiastic and a good leader during Benediction at our Women s Retreats at White House
May you be taken into heaven quickly
for all your fine works and love
to all retreatants.
May Our Lord and God bless you abundantly in His heavenly Kingdom
You will be missed.
Jeanne Leuthen

John Judd

March 18, 2020

Fr. Dave Koesterer was a wonderful priest and a great retreat director. You could really tell he loved serving at White House.

I say prayers of thanksgiving for his life of joyful service.
John Judd

David Tinkle

March 17, 2020

I will always remember Father Dave at White House Retreat 7:30 am morning prayer service, he would get us singing that “Lord of the dance” song.
He would also tell us to hang out by his window at night after the last talk and he would play for a few of us. I think he got in trouble for that one.
I love him as a our retreat director and going to talk to him one on one.
Father Dave you have been missed at White House ,but even now our Lord is embracing you and welcoming you home!
I’m just a man from Tennessee who you inspired one weekend and have never forgotten you
Thank you for being a priest. May God inspire more priests like you.

Jeannie Kohnen

March 17, 2020

Fr. Dave and I first met in 1994. He came in often to Dierbergs florist where I sold many bouquets of flowers to him for White House Retreat. Our friendship grew with his urging me to make a retreat. I did so in 1995 and have made at least one every year since then. Thank you Fr Dave for your wit, humor, love and playing the piano for me when I would visit you at JESUIT Hall. Good memories, missing you already. Wishing you His peace. Love, Jeannie

Ron Diebold

March 17, 2020

Father Koesterer was my German language teacher at DeSmet from 1968 to 1971. I loved his class and his enthusiasm. It was great treat to hear him play classical piano. I was also fortunate to visit with him many years later at White House Retreat.
He was my favorite teacher ever.
"May the angels lead you into paradise; may the martyrs receive you at your arrival and lead you to the holy city Jerusalem. May choirs of angels receive you and with Lazarus, once a poor man, may you have eternal rest."

Steven Shea

March 17, 2020

I was had the good fortune of attending a 3 day white house retreat which was led by Fr Koesterer. I remember his enthusiasm ( especially singing), and wonderful confession with him. I will certainly be praying for him and his family. Godspeed Father! You will be missed.

Carol Shelton

March 13, 2020

Carol Shelton

March 13, 2020