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“Dear Carrie, Dale, Jim, Robert, and Deanne and families, I just found out today about Doyle's passing and I'm heart broken that was unable to attend...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: tjode Nodland/Mickelson - Woden, IA

“Carrie, Dale, Jim, Deanne, Bob and Jonathan,My most sincere sympathy to all of you. I have so many good memories of Doyle and all of you over the...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Nathan Meyer - GERMANTOWN, MD

“Carrie, Dale, Jim, Dee, Bob and Jonathan and Families: I am heartbroken at having to miss the services for Uncle Doyle. He is a big part of my...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Judy Knapp - Fort Smith, AR

“Carrie and family, We are so sorry to hear about Doyle. We have fond memories from our family gatherings. You are in our thoughts and prayers....Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Twyla and Larry Larsen - Oelwein, IA

“So sorry for your loss. Hoping for peace and comfort for your family. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Dena Trytten - Kiester, MN

“Bob, Dale & family,I am sorry, for your loss. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Christy Hargis - Wells, MN

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Doyle Reinhold Koestler, age 84, of Wells, MN passed away peacefully at his home in Wells, Minnesota on Thursday, October 19, 2017. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 23, 2017 at United Lutheran Church, Walters, with Pastor Don Rose officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, October 22, from 4 – 7 PM at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Rice Lake Cemetery, Foster Township, Faribault County, MN. Military Honors will be accorded by the Kiester American Legion Post.
Doyle R. was born April 24, 1933 the son of Reinhold and Esther (Sanders) Koestler outside of Titonka, Iowa in Portland Township. He was baptized at St. John's Lutheran Church in Burt, Iowa and confirmed at Dell Lutheran Church, rural Frost, Minnesota. He graduated from Frost High School in 1951, and entered the United States Army at Fort Lewis in Washington, returning home in 1953.
He married Carrie Henderson on April 28, 1956 in Frost. In 1961, they moved to their farm near Rice Lake where they worked and lived for 40 years. Doyle served many years on the Kiester-Walters school board, Foster Township board and United Lutheran Church council. Along with his love for watching all Minnesota sports teams, one of Doyle's greatest passions was playing golf. Hole #8 at Freeborn's Oak View was his good luck gem where he had two hole in ones.
Doyle's greatest love was always for his family. He is survived by his wife Carrie of Wells; five children: Dale (wife Cheryl) Koestler of Wells, James (wife Gretchen) Koestler of Inver Grove Heights, MN, Deanne (husband Tony) Trussell of Kiester, MN, Robert (wife Katie) Koestler of Fennimore, WI, Jonathan Koestler (husband Jon Young) of Atlanta, GA; 11 grandchildren: Shannon (Brad) Bodick, Danielle and Kate Koestler; Jake and Erin Koestler; Kyle Massey (special friend Kimber Kuhl) and Nicole (Josh) Gruhlke; Dillon, Ethan, Natalie and Logan Koestler; one great-grandchild: Chase Gruhlk; 1 sister, Pearl Swain of Kiester, MN and 1 brother, Lloyd Koestler of Blue Earth, MN; as well as several nieces and nephews and their families.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Twylah Jensen and Brother, Edwin Koestler, and one granddaughter, Lauren.
The family would like to express their thanks for the great care provided by hospice and healthcare of Mayo Clinic and for the visitor's that came to the home during his illness.