Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Mable A. Koestler, 92

| January 10, 2021 12:00 AM

Mable went to be with our Lord, peacefully Jan. 1, 2021, at home at The Springs in Whitefish, with her loving husband, Marlin, by her side.

Mable was born Aug. 5, 1928, in Libby to Harry and Wanda Parks. Growing up, her family lived in small towns stretching from North Dakota to Idaho.

On Sept. 15, 1950, she joined forces with Marlin and was by his side in Anchorage, Alaska, while he was stationed there in the Army.

During their 70 years together they raised three daughters, Ronda Koestler, Cindy (Ray) Thornton, and Lory (David) Williams. Mable was a stay-at-home mom, busy taking care of her family and sewing beautiful clothes for her girls. She was active in the Christ Lutheran Church, heading the alter care committee for many years. She also participated with the Moose Lodge, volunteered at the local library along with census taking and the election board duties. She supported her family in all their endeavors.

She is survived by her husband, daughters, granddaughters Kendra and Alisa, great-grandson Urijah, and sisters Helen Gummer and Rae Howard, as well as nieces and nephews.

She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Christ Lutheran Church, 5150 River Lakes Pkwy., Whitefish, MT 59937.

Services are pending.