Obituary photo of Rev.+Msgr.+Paul Koetter, Louisville-KY
In Loving Memory of

Rev. Msgr. Paul D. Koetter

1951 - 2022
Obituary photo of Rev.+Msgr.+Paul Koetter, Louisville-KY
In Loving Memory of

Rev. Msgr. Paul D. Koetter

1951 - 2022

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Thursday, May 26, 2022 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Service:
Friday, May 27, 2022 at 11:00am
Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral
Visitation:
Saturday, May 28, 2022 from 10:30am to 12:00pm
St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church
Interment:
St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church Cemetery
Floyds Knobs, Indiana
Newcomer - S. Indiana Chapel (812-949-9900) is assisting the family
Rev. Msgr. Paul Koetter, 70, priest of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2022, at Franciscan Hospice House after a valiant battle with ALS. Msgr. Koetter was born to Bernard H. Koetter and Catherine (Trindeitmar) Koetter on June 22, 1951, in Floyds Knobs, Indiana. He was one of nine children. Ordained to the priesthood on May 21, 1977, Msgr. Koetter served at Our Lady of Perpetual Help (New Albany, Indiana), St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower, Indianapolis, Indiana), St. Agnes (Nashville, Indiana), St. Monica (Indianapolis, Indiana), and Holy Spirit (Indianapolis, Indiana) parishes. Additionally, he served as Archdiocesan Vocations Director, Vicar for Ministry Personnel, and dean to the Bloomington Indianapolis East and Indianapolis West Deaneries.

Msgr. Koetter was a beloved pastor, brother, uncle, and friend. As a meaningful voice and esteemed leader for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis for 45 years, he dedicated his life to faith and service and was a guidepost and confidant to so many. His impact reached generations, and his love and laughter will be missed forever.

He was preceded in death by his loving parents, his sister-in-law Teresa (Lally) Koetter, and his great nephew, Charles Koetter.

He is survived by his eight siblings, Ted (Tyleaigh) Koetter, Ron (Charlotte) Koetter, Carol (Edward) Johnson, Joe (Linda) Koetter, Steve (Donna) Koetter, Kevin (Janet) Koetter, Sister Mary Ann Koetter, OSB, and Bernie (Jeri) Koetter. He was a proud uncle of 24 nieces and nephews and 34 great-nieces and -nephews.

Contributions may be made to the ALS Association, the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, and Holy Spirit Catholic Church (Indianapolis).

Visitations will be Thursday, May 26, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Indianapolis, prayer service starting at 7:00 p.m.; Friday, May 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Indianapolis; and Saturday, May 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church, Floyds Knobs. His funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, May 27, at 11:00 a.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Indianapolis. Burial will take place at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church, Floyds Knobs, Indiana.

Msgr. Rev. Paul Koetter's services will be livestreamed at the scheduled service time. Click Here to view the service.

Please consider sharing a memory of Msgr. Koetter or leaving a special message for his family using the "Share Memories" section below.
Send sympathy flowers

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Thursday, May 26, 2022 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Service:
Friday, May 27, 2022 at 11:00am
Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral
Visitation:
Saturday, May 28, 2022 from 10:30am to 12:00pm
St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church
Interment:
St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church Cemetery
Floyds Knobs, Indiana
Newcomer - S. Indiana Chapel (812-949-9900) is assisting the family

Share Memories

:
:
:
Please also sign me up for Newcomer's email newsletter.
We will treat your information with the utmost confidentiality and not share or distribute it in any way.
Condolences should be personal messages from family and friends. For a full version of our online obituary policy, please click here.

© 2022 Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions