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Wayne J. Koestler, 71

May 7, 2011

Machesney Park, Ill. — Wayne J. Koestler, age 71, of Machesney Park, Ill., passed away May 2, 2011, at Rockford Memorial Hospital. Born March 17, 1940, in Delavan, to Ewald and Esther (Ehrich) Koestler. He was born and raised on a farm. He loved riding his motorcycle and his dog “Smokey”. Wayne was a machinist in Rockford for 40 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Lori Ann (Stephen Gilgan) Koestler, of Rockford, and Lisa Renee (Lonnie Schelling ) Akerman, of Loves Park, Ill.; two brothers, Charles (Lily) Koestler, of Granada, and Eldon “Butch” Koestler, of Bayport; two sisters, Marilyn Jones, of Granada, and Sharon Pausewang, of Blue Earth; numerous nieces and nephews; and grandkitties, Annabell, Summer and Gracy.

Predeceased by parents; sister, Shirley Stringham; brother-in-law, Joseph Pausewang; dog, Smokey; and granddogs, Beamer, Max and Zachary.

A private family service will be held. Arrangements by Honquest Family Funeral Homes with Crematory, Rockford Chapel. To share memories and express condolences please visit www.honquestfh.com