Oliver B. Koetter, 82, of Windthorst, passed away Friday, March 30, in a Wichita Falls hospital.
A vigil service and rosary was held. Sunday, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Windthorst. Funeral mass was celebrated Monday, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Rev. David Kraeger, officiating. Interment followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home.
Mr. Koetter was born March 9, 1925 in Scotland, Texas to Frank Koetter and Marie Barbara Humpert Koetter. He and Mildred Scheffe were married April 6, 1948 in Windthorst. During World War II, he served his country in the Signal Corp of the United States Army. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where he was in the choir since the age of fourteen. He was a member of St. Mary’s Parish Council, the Knights of Columbus # 1824, Windthorst Federal Credit Union Board, and the American Legion. He also was the past president of the Windthorst Independent School District Board of Trustees. Mr. Koetter was the Original Sausage Meister for all of the Windthorst sausage meals and was a dairy farmer throughout his life.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Alvin Koetter; and two sisters, Roberta “Bertie” Nelson and Acquilin Koetter.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Wanda Teichman of Scotland and Edith West of Wichita Falls; six sons, Stan, David, Roy, Russell, all of Windthorst, Gilbert of Lakeside City and Phillip of Virginia Beach, Virginia; three sisters, Lorine Wolf of Windthorst, and Mary Smith and Evelyn Scheffe both of Iowa Park; nineteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren;
The family suggests memorials to St. Mary’s Catholic Church Improvement Fund, P.O. Box 230, Windthorst, Texas 76389 or to the Windthorst Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 162, Windthorst, Texas 76389.