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December 6, 2018

Jeannette K. Koster

On Friday, November 23, 2018, Jeannette K. Koster (formerly Jeannette K. Bruns, née Jeannette K. Hinrichs), was welcomed home to the Lord. She was born on October 2, 1940.

Jean's strong faith carried her through her struggles and blessed her with a large and loving family. She was a talented artist, incredible cook and an avid gardener. She loved collecting antiques and reading books.

She is survived by her children, Bob (Lisa) Bruns, Beth (Jim) Jordan, Tim (Dee) Bruns and Dave (Shannon) Bruns; her sisters, Donna (Ken) Scott, Roslyn (Wayne) Frasu and Ronda Saunders; and her beloved sisters-in-law, Mary Jane Hinrichs, Susie Hinrichs, Angie Geiseman and Virginia Hinrichs. Jean felt especially blessed by her nine grandchildren, Hannah, Ashley, Abbi, Adam, Aric, Claire, Niki, Katy and Krissy; along with seven great-grandchildren.

She was welcomed into heaven by her parents, Alva and Leo Hinrichs; and stepfather, Donald McFadden; as well as her husbands, Robert Bruns, Dan Richmond and Wesley Koster; and her siblings, Alvin, Bob, Leola, Eileen, Dean, Dale, Pat, Diann and Donald; and her beloved dog, Tuffy.

Jean will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her family and friends.

A visitation was held Friday, November 30, 2018, from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sterling, IL. Funeral service followed at the church with Reverend Brandon Nelson officiating. Burial is at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling, IL.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude Children's Hospital in Jeannette's memory.

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