Jeannette K Koster

  • Born: October 2, 1940
  • Died: November 23, 2018
  • Location: Monticello, Wisconsin

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

On Friday, November 23, 2018, Jeannette K. Koster (formerly Jeannette K. Bruns, Nee 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. Her beloved sister-in-laws, Mary Jane Hinrichs, Susie Hinrichs, Angie Geiseman and Virginia Hinrichs.

Jean felt especially blessed by her 9 grandchildren, Hannah, Ashley, Abbi, Adam, Aric, Claire, Niki, Katy and Krissy along with 7 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.

Visitation will be Friday, November 30, 2018 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church in Sterling. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 A.M. at the church with Reverend Brandon Nelson, officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.

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


Condolence & Memory Journal

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Posted by Jim and Jan Meinerd - Sterling, IL - Family   November 30, 2018

I love you so much Jeannette. You were the sweetest, most caring women I have ever met. I am so glad I could spend the final year with you and make memories with you that I will never forget. I thank her for letting me eat her cookies and all the other goodies that she had me learn to make. She will be in my heart forever and my condolences goes out to her family. She was a blessing and I will cherish every single moment I had with her. She was so thankful for me.

Posted by Kaitlin Carpenter - Monticello, WI - Friend   November 28, 2018

Dave, Tim, Beth and Bob: So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was always so very kind to me. I have fond memories of times at your house on Poplar Grove Road and think of you all all when I pass by it on the way to my brother's home. I remember all the times that your mom was a chaperone for school field trips and always felt like I had a second mom in her when my mother was not along as well. I still very fondly remember (like it was yesterday) the huge hug that she gave me when I graduated from high school. She bypassed the standard waiting line that we had for people to greet all the graduates and she came up to me from behind and said that she just had to come and wish me the very best. That is a hug I will hang on to for a lifetime and it meant so much to me. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. To me she will always be in my heart for her kindness.

Posted by Alan Hoesly Hoesly - Whitewater, WI - Family Friend   November 27, 2018

I will always have fond memories of Jeannie and her love of her family that she spoke about when I would visit her Monday mornings!

Posted by Stephanie Christensen - Belleville, WI - Friend   November 26, 2018