Robert J. "Gus" Koesterer

 Robert J. “Gus” Koesterer, age 82 of Maryville, IL, born October 12, 1935 in Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday November 28, 2017 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.

Gus was an expeditor for Songer, a blast furnace company, and was also the former owner and operator of Tiger’s Pizza in Granite City IL. He had several other jobs over the years, including many years at Bowl Land Bowling Alley in Granite City. He was a member of the Granite City Elks.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Rolland and Alice nee McCarthy Koesterer; a brother, Ray; and a step-grandson, Brian.

He is survived by his wife, Delores J. nee Limberg Koesterer, who he married 39 years ago in Las Vegas; three daughters: Connie Koesterer of Ft. Myers FL, Sharon (Jerry Owens) Van Meter of Plano TX, and Elaine (Andy) Butz of Elgin IL; a son: John (Beth) Koesterer of Edwardsville IL; a step-daughter: Nancy Myers of Staunton IL; a step-son: Bud (Gwen) McKinnon of Highland IL; 5 grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 14 step-grandchildren; 9 great great step-grandchildren; and a sister: Jean (Joe) Holder of Granite City, IL.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, 2800 N. Center Street, Maryville, IL.

A private funeral service will be held, with burial in St. John Cemetery, Collinsville, IL.

Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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