Alma Koessel

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Alma Koessel, 96, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at her home.

She was born May 30, 1907, at Egypt Mills, Mo., daughter of Herman and Josephine Fornkohl Zierath. She and Carl George Koessel were married Aug. 23, 1941, in Cape Girardeau. He died Aug. 23, 1979.

Koessel attended Cocker School at Egypt Mills. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau, and former member of Trinity Lutheran Church at Egypt Mills.

Survivors include two sons, Carl Koessel and Elmer Koessel of Cape Girardeau; a daughter, Dorothy Ank of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Erma Graden of Cape Girardeau; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, a grandson, six brothers, and four sisters.

Friends may call at Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau, with the Rev. Doug Breite officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park.