Colleen P. (Powers) Koestner, age 85, of Portage, MI died Monday afternoon, October 31, 2016 at her home with her loving family by her side. Colleen, the daughter of Harry J. and Gay B. (Conroy) Powers, was born in Kalamazoo, MI on October 1, 1931. She faithfully served her church and community for many years. Colleen was an active member of St. Vincent de Paul Society, Ministry with Community, the Arimathean ministry of the Catholic Church and always shared her faith with those she encountered. Colleen was united in marriage to James W. Koestner at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Kalamazoo, MI in 1952; he preceded her in death in 2007. Surviving are her four children Laura (Larry) Huggett, John (Amy) Koestner, Elizabeth (Randy) Walbridge and Nancy (Brian) Wells and seven grandchildren, Ashley and Charley Huggett, Lauren (Ethan Milner) Walbridge, Kyle Koestner, Evan (Chelsea) Walbridge, John and Grace Wells. Colleen was also preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Richard Powers. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 11:00 a.m, St. Ann Catholic Church, 12648 East D Avenue, Augusta, MI; a luncheon immediately following the Mass will be held in the Church Social Hall. Colleen's family will greet friends on Thursday, November 3rd from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church Social Hall with a Rosary following at 7:00 p.m. in the Church. Memorial contributions in Colleen's honor may be directed to the St. Vincent de Paul Society in care of St. Ann Catholic Church or Ministry with Community, 500 N. Edwards Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007. The Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel (269-629-6022) is assisting Colleen's family with her arrangements.