Carol Koesling

Obituary of Carol Ann Koesling

KOESLING Carol Ann (Estby), “Momma Carol”, age 91, long time resident of No. St. Paul, MN died peacefully at home on May 19, 2024, surrounded by family.

Preceded in death by husband Lloyd; parents Fred and Elsie Estby; sisters Marion and Jeannine; brothers Merle and Daryl (“DP”); son-in-law Clint and daughter-in-law Linda.

She is survived by sons Gary, Tom and Jeff (Tara Farrington); daughter Diane LaRue; grandchildren Rachel Scherer (Jason), Hunter and Noah Koesling; and great-grandchildren Remington and Knox Scherer. She was lovingly known as “Aunt Cacoe” to many nieces and nephews.

Carol graduated from No. St. Paul High School in 1950. and remained in No. St. Paul for decades. She later went on to marry Lloyd and became an extraordinary wife, homemaker, and mother, which was not an easy feat involving high demands day and night and policing the Koesling children and their numerous shenanigans. Carol was the matriarch of the family, she was strong and steady, she spent countless hours nursing family and friends in their time of need. She was a fantastic cook and had a special talent for entertaining family and friends. Carol’s smile, kindness, wit, and humor was a special gift to those that were lucky to have known her. Carol was an “Animal Whisperer”; she kept many furry friends throughout the years that were drawn to her charismatic spirit. When the grandchildren arrived, the world stood still, no other could hold a candle to them. Many hours of enduring love and play will forever live in their hearts; hide the clothes pin and lipstick shop with Hunter, car class on the balcony with Noah, unconditional support, and encouragement with Rachel. She enjoyed her visits with Remi and Knox and watching their videos.

Our family would like to thank the staff of The Waters in Oakdale, MN especially “The Girls” also known as Carol’s Angels, for their outstanding care and kindness towards Mom throughout the years. To the staff of Grace Hospice, we thank you for helping to make Mom comfortable during her journey home.

Carol will be deeply missed and forever in our hearts.

Family and friends will gather to honor Carol’s memory on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 2499 N. Helen St., No. St. Paul, MN 55109. Service will be held at 11 AM with visitation starting at 9 AM.

In lieu of flowers please make a special memory with a loved one in honor of Carol or donate to a charity of your choice.

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Thursday
30
May

Visitation

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, May 30, 2024
St. Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church
2499 Helen Street N
North St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
651-777-7451
Thursday
30
May

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Thursday, May 30, 2024
St. Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church
2499 Helen Street N
North St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
651-777-7451
Thursday
30
May

Interment

12:15 pm
Thursday, May 30, 2024
St. Mary's Cemetery
2980 N Helen Street
North Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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