Koeshall, Rev. Charles "Chuck" Edward

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time: 4:00 to 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM on Friday, May 17, 2019

Visitation Location:
Life Stream Church, 551 Louis & Clark Drive, Washington, MO 63090

Date: Friday, May 17, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM

Service Location:
Life Stream Church, 551 Louis & Clark Drive, Washington, MO 63090

Entombment in the Haven of Rest Mausoleum in Crestview Memorial Park, Hwy 47 South, St. Clair, MO 63077

Memorials / Donations:
Life Stream Church College Scholarship Fund


Charles Edward Koeshall, known to all as Chuck, of Gerald, MO, passed peacefully from this life to his eternal home on May 11, 2019 in Owensville, MO, having reached the age of seventy-six years, four months and twenty-six days. Chuck was born in Racine, WI, on December 15, 1942, son of Vernon Koeshall and LaVonne Koeshall nee Pierce. As a young man, he was united in marriage and blessed to have four children. On August 6, 1991, he was united in marriage to Louise Fields nee Petri and their families were joined as one.

Chuck is survived by his wife, Louise Koeshall of Gerald, MO; by three sons, Ray Koeshall of Lakewood, CA, Nathan Koeshall and wife, Ana, of Belgrade, Serbia, and Douglas Fields and wife, Stephanie, of Sunset Hills, MO; by three daughters, Kristin Belland and husband, Jeff, of Richmond Hill, GA, Jennifer Thompson of Pacific, MO and Bethany Akmolin and husband, Rev. Paul, of Maineville, OH; by three brothers, Richard Koeshall, known to most as Dick, and wife, Della, of Webb City, MO, Kevin Koeshall and wife, Amy, of Joplin, MO and Brent Koeshall and wife, Jill, of Leeís Summit, MO; by two sisters, Sharon Busch and husband, Ralph, of Kenosha, WI and Barbara Lehman and husband, Matt, of Joplin, MO; by seventeen grandchildren, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and LaVonne Koeshall.

Chuck was a devoted Christian and member of Life Stream Church in Washington, MO. He was also a member of the Menís Bible Study group at the church. Chuckís first love was for his Lord Jesus Christ and after graduating from Central Bible College in Springfield, MO 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, WI, Oconto, WI, and Alton, IL. Chuck continued in ministry as the director of the 700 Club Counseling Center in St. Louis, MO. Throughout the remainder of his career in consulting, sales and facilities management, he remained in lay ministry where his passions for evangelism, chaplain and menís ministries touched the lives of many people. Many people were touched by the gentle, open and caring approach of Chuck who never hesitated to offer prayer or words of encouragement to even a stranger he had just met on the street. Chuck was known for his wonderful sense of humor and loved to tell stories, and in this way found his way into the heart of many friends and family who cherish the time they spent with Chuck in conversation and fellowship. Chuck was always willing to lend a helping hand and could be counted on to volunteer or show up whenever an appeal for help was made by someone in his church community. His grandchildren were a special source of pride and pleasure for Chuck and he was pleased with the announcement of each new member of the widening family.

A devoted and loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and true friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered here on Earth and all will look for the day when they will join Chuck in his eternal home in Heaven.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the Life Stream Church in Washington, MO, with the Rev. Paul Scheperle officiating. Entombment was in the Haven of Rest Mausoleum at Crestview Memorial Park, St. Clair, MO. The family of Rev. Charles Koeshall entrusted the care of their loved one to Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO. Memorials may be made to the Life Stream Church College Scholarship Fund to assist young people who wish to enter the ministry.