Jacqueline Sue "Jaci" Koester

1957 to 2016

 

Jacqueline Sue "Jaci" Koester passed away with family by her side at her home on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, after a hard-fought battle with ovarian cancer. She was 58. Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m., until 7 p.m., with family receiving friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Chaney-Reager Funeral Home.

Services will be held on Friday, Feb. 5, at 11 a.m. at the Peetz Community Center, 526 Main Street in Peetz, with Rev. Jodie Harless officiating. Interment will be at the Peetz Cemetery. Lunch and Celebration will follow at the Community Center.

Memorial contributions in Jaci's honor can be made to the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance, Hospice of the Plains or the South Platte Youth Football League.

Jaci was born in Sterling to James E. "Jim" and Virginia L. Palmer Fisher, on Oct. 13, 1957. She graduated from Sterling High School in 1976, NJC in 1978, and UNC in 1979 with degrees in accounting and finance. She started her accounting career with Pyle and Associates, then spent the past 32 years as a CPA with Fetzer and Company in Sterling.


Jaci married Dean Koester on Dec. 29, 1979, and moved to their farm east of Peetz where they made their home for the past 36 years. They were blessed with two boys, Jared in 1986 and Cameron in 1987.

Jaci was an avid walker, runner and workout enthusiast and could often be seen in Sterling walking to do errands or walking around Columbine Park. She was one of the founders of the South Platte Youth Football League where she served as treasurer for the past 18 years. She was active in the Peetz Lions Club, presently serving as secretary and was a past President of the Northeast Chapter of Certified Public Accountants. She was also a member of the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Jaci is survived by her husband Dean of Peetz, son Jared and wife Tara of Sterling, son Cameron and friend Amy of Peetz, sister Vicky and husband Doug of Wellington, her "brother" Andres Rodriquez of Bogota, Columbia, brothers and sisters-in-law Ken and Peggy Koester of Sterling, Mike and Donna Blin of Marion, Iowa, Ron and Debi Koester of Madison, Minn., Dave and Luann Koester of Akron, and Trina and Jerry Bellendir of Sandy, UT, father-in-law and mother-in-law Don and Theresa Koester of Akron, and special friend Anne Dvorak of Minnesota.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Valerie.

 

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