Charles Koeshall

Rev. Charles “Chuck” Edward Koeshall, 76, Gerald, died Saturday, May 11, 2019, in Owensville.

He was born Dec. 15, 1942, to Vernon and LaVonne (Pierce) Koeshall, in Racine, Wis.

He was united in marriage to Louise (Petri) Fields, Aug. 6, 1991.

Chuck was a member of Life Stream Church in Washington. He was also a member of the men’s bible study group at the church. He was a Central Bible College graduate with a B.A. in Bible and Church Ministries. He became an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and served as a pastor in Superior, Wis., Oconto, Wis., and Alton, Ill. He continued in ministry as the director of the 700  Club Counseling Center in St. Louis.

He was preceded in death by parents, Vernon and LaVonne.

He is survived by wife, Louise, of Gerald; sons, Ray Koeshall of Lakewood, Calif., Nathan Koeshall and wife Ana of Belgrade, Serbia, and Douglas Fields and wife Stephanie of Sunset Hills; daughters, Kristin Belland and husband Jeff of Richmond Hill, Ga., Jennifer Thompson of Pacific and Bethany Akmolin and husband, Rev. Paul, of Maineville, Ohio; brothers, Richard “Dick” Koeshall and wife Della of Webb City, Kevin Koeshall and wife Amy of Joplin and Brent Koeshall and wife Jill of Lee’s Summit; sisters, Sharon Busch and husband Ralph of Kenosha, Wis. and Barbara Lehman and husband Matt of Joplin; and seventeen grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 17, at Life Stream Church, Washington with Rev. Scheperle officiating. Entombment was in Haven of Rest Mausoleum in Crestview Memorial Park, St. Clair. Memorials suggested to the Life Stream Church College Scholarship Fund.

Arrangements entrusted to Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.