Lester Ray Koether


Memorial services for Les Koether, 84, of Swiss Alp will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 at 3 p.m. at United Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2038 FM 3171, Schulenburg, (in the Swiss Alp area). Pastor Lemae Higgs and Pastor Walter Hildebrandt will officiate.

Mr. Koether died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019.

Born April 27, 1935 and raised in the Swiss Alp area, he was the son of Hobert and Adela Frank Koether. After the Swiss Alp school closed, he attended and graduated from Schulenburg High School and received a degree in accounting from The University of Texas at Austin in 1957. He married Nan Roberts on March 1, 1958 at Swiss Alp. He lived and worked in the Dallas area for 30 years before returning to his “roots” and working for Double B Foods, Inc. until his retirement in 1998.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Darrell Dark of Saginaw, Texas; a son and daughter-in-law Kevin and Brenda Koether of Milton, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Scott McClure of Katy; his brother, Glenn Koether of La Grange; five grandchildren, Austin Jakusz, Ryan McClure, Kaylee Koether, Kristin Koether and Jonathon McClure; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Nan; parents, Hobert and Adela Koether; sister, Marjorie Dell Koether; sister-in-law, Dorothy Koether; nephew, Charles Koether; mother-in-law, Ernestine Wier; father-in-law, Josh Wier; and brother-in-law, Ronny Wilson.

The family requests that memorials be given to United Evangelical Lutheran Church OR Swiss Alp Lutheran Heritage Foundation in Swiss Alp.

Fayette Memorial Funeral Home of La Grange is in charge of arrangements.