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It is with the deepest regret that I post Polly Wilson Koesters succumbed to her struggle with cancer Sept 4 2012.  Polly led a full and wonderful life and will be deeply missed by all who know her.  What a great community leader she was and friend to everyone she knew.

Polly's obit:

Polly Wilson Koesters, age 59 of Hobart, passed away September 4, 2012. She was a graduate of Hobart High School, class of 1971. Polly was the Broker/Owner of Ginter Realty, Inc. with 37 years of experience. She was a second generation Realtor, past President of GNIAR and the Duneland Assn. of Realtors, ABR, CRS, GRI. Polly was 1993 Duneland Realtor of the Year, where she served as President in 1991, and 2001 GNIAR Realtor of the Year where she served as President in 2000. She was preceded in death by her parents: George and Joyce Ginter; and sister, Peggy Ann Wilson. Polly is survived by her loving husband, Denny Koesters; daughter, Laura Thureanos Walstra; son-in-law, Dan Walstra; grandbabies: Sydnee and Tyson Walstra; brothers: Clifton and Mark Adelman; sister, Carrie Adelman Ledyard; nieces and nephews: Clifton and Ashlee Adelman, Anna (Shawn) Rassam, Luke and Daniel Ledyard; great nephew, Strauss Rassam; special aunts and uncles: Jim (Patty) Rouse and Debi (Hugh) Mendenhall; and lots of loving cousins. Polly always loved and respected people, never left anyone out and had a passion for serving her community. She loved her hometown of Hobart. She would say, "Don't be sad, love each other, live happy". Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 900 Luther Dr., Hobart with Rev. Gary Nagy officiating. Cremation will precede the service. An open house "Celebration of Polly's Life" will be held on Saturday following the funeral service from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. at Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U. S. Hwy 30, Merrillville, IN. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the Hobart Food Pantry or Hobart Kiwanis. Burns Funeral Home, Hobart in charge of arrangements.


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09/06/12 09:40 AM #1    

Philip MacDonald

The first time I saw Polly I fell in love with her; that was first or second grade.  The last time I saw her was at that bar near the last reunion where a couple dozen of us alighted after the party.  Polly was sure in form that night!  Did we LAUGH!

Every reunion I attended, we would just talk and laugh and carry on.  While I live far away from 'yall, that girl was never far from my heart.  I didn't cry when either of my grandparents died, even though we were quite close; they had a good run.  I cried when I heard about Polly -- it was too soon for this bright light to go out.

I'll miss you, sweetie.


09/06/12 09:41 AM #2    

Geoffrey Sandala

You Will Be Missed Polly...All My Best Goes Out To Your Family...Heavenly Father Has Blest Us With Having You Here With Us...Your Memories Will Be With Us Always...
Geoff Sandala...!!!

09/06/12 01:33 PM #3    

Deborah Schwuchow (Smith)

What a sweet and caring person we have lost.  Last time I saw her was two years ago at my mom's funeral.  She knew mom well and was a great comfort to me.  May her family be blessed with comfort and prayers from all of us.

09/06/12 05:00 PM #4    

Bobbie Sue Eaves (Barry)

I was saddened to read about Polly's passing.  She was one of the nicest classmates I knew in school.  When I saw her at our reunion in 2001 she had grown into a nice caring woman.  My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.  She will be missed. 

09/07/12 10:59 PM #5    

Jeane Zenak (DeStasio)

I remember her in homeroom.  Being the new kid in school, she was always very friendly.  So sorry to hear about her death.  Sounds like her kindness followed her throughout her life. 

09/10/12 11:14 AM #6    

Rod Warren

Polly's memorial service at Trinity Lutheran Saturday was standing room only.  It was estimated at 700 attendees.  During the ceremony Polly received a standing ovation for a life well lived.  It lasted somewhere around a minute.  So moving.  that afternoon Polly planned a celebration for her friends at Avalon Manor - complete with hors d'oeuvres and a wine/beer bar and a DJ.  Polly always celebrated life and her memorial was typical of the happy full gracious life she lived.  We have been blessed to be able to know Polly as classmate and friend.

09/10/12 04:11 PM #7    

Jerry Curtis

I was very sad to hear about Polly.  I believe a part of me is also gone now.  I knew her since gradeschool. She was a part of my family at one time and I have some wonderful memories of this terrific lady.  It's so wonderful to see how many lives she touched in her own life.  The world really needs more people like Polly.  She was one in a million.  We will miss her and remember her always.  My prayers for comfort for her dear family and friends.


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