Velma Josephina Margretha Koster1

F, (November 12, 1917 - January 26, 2003)
FatherWilliam Koster Jr.1 (January 12, 1887 - April 14, 1965)
MotherMatilda P. Grabner1 (July 10, 1890 - February 4, 1983)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*12 November 1917Velma Josephina Margretha Koster was born on 12 November 1917, at Carroll County, Iowa.1 
She was the daughter of William Koster Jr. and Matilda P. Grabner.1 
Marriage*25 May 1943Velma Josephina Margretha Koster married Robert E. Bromert, son of Frank John Bromert and Margaret O'Donnell, on 25 May 1943, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa; Rev. E. L. Schleyer read the double ring marriage lines and officiated at the nuptial mass.1,2 
Marriage*3 February 1953Velma Josephina Margretha Koster married Robert J. Blum on 3 February 1953, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
Death*26 January 2003Velma Josephina Margretha Koster died on 26 January 2003, at Harlan, Shelby County, Iowa, at age 85. 
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.

Velma Josephine Blum
Harlan - Funeral service for Velma Josephine Blum of Harlan will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Harlan.

Mrs. Blum, 85, died Sunday, Jan. 26, at Myrtue Memorial Hospital in Harlan.

The Rev. Jack McClure will officiate the service. Burial will be in Harlan Cemetery. Visitation is from 3 to 9 p.m. and a wake service will be held at 7 p.m. today at Pauley Funeral Home in Harlan.

Born Nov. 12, 1917, at Breda, she was a daughter of William and Mathilda Koster. She married Robert J. Blum and was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband; a son, James Blum, and his wife, Jane, of Spirit Lake; a daughter, Jane Wagar, of Omaha, Neb; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four brothers: Walt Koster of Carroll, Kermit Koster of Lake View, Roger Koster and his wife, Darlene, of Elkader and Leroy Koster and his wife, Jonnell, of Breda; and two sisters: Maxine Heinrich and her husband, Marv, of Fulda, Minn., and Ruth Heinrich and her husband, Clete, of Marshalltown.

Mrs. Blum was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers: Bill, Don and Doyle Koster.3
 
Burial*28 January 2003She was buried on 28 January 2003, at St. Michael Cemetery, Harlan, Shelby County, Iowa

Family 1

Robert E. Bromert (July 15, 1915 - June 20, 1951)
Marriage*25 May 1943She married Robert E. Bromert, son of Frank John Bromert and Margaret O'Donnell, on 25 May 1943, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa; Rev. E. L. Schleyer read the double ring marriage lines and officiated at the nuptial mass.1,2 
Child 1.James R. Blum+1

Family 2

Robert J. Blum (April 12, 1920 - March 13, 2004)
Marriage*3 February 1953Velma Josephina Margretha Koster married Robert J. Blum on 3 February 1953, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
Child 1.Jane M. Blum+

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.
  2. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, May 25, 1943.
  3. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, January 27, 2004.

Robert E. Bromert1

M, (July 15, 1915 - June 20, 1951)
FatherFrank John Bromert (October 4, 1875 - October 9, 1956)
MotherMargaret O'Donnell (November 2, 1874 - January 28, 1919)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*15 July 1915Robert E. Bromert was born on 15 July 1915, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
He was the son of Frank John Bromert and Margaret O'Donnell
Marriage*25 May 1943Robert E. Bromert married Velma Josephina Margretha Koster, daughter of William Koster Jr. and Matilda P. Grabner, on 25 May 1943, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa; Rev. E. L. Schleyer read the double ring marriage lines and officiated at the nuptial mass.1,2 
Death*20 June 1951Robert E. Bromert died on 20 June 1951, at Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, at age 35.1 
Burial*27 June 1951He was buried on 27 June 1951, at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Willey, Carroll County, Iowa
Misc*He was remembered in a funeral notice in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Last Rites Held for R. E. Bromert
Many relatives and friends attended final rites for Robert E. Bromert, 34, of Carroll, at St. Francis church, Maple River, yesterday morning.

The Rev. Fr. P. M. Mattes offered the requiem mass. The Rev. Fr. Arthur S. Poeckes, pastor of St. Lawrence church, officiated at the graveside rites in St. Joseph's cemetery here. Pallbearers were: Alvin Heinrichs, Edward Heinrichs, Ernest Hermsen, Raymond Pille, John Schwabe and Leonard Beyerink.

Mr. Bromert died Sunday night at Clarkson Memorial hospital, Omaha, after a year's illness.

Attending the rites from away were: Miss Mae Bromert Davenport; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bromert, Ravina, S. D; Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Bromert and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bromert, Wagner, S. D; Terence O'Donnell, Mrs. Vincent O'Donnell and Maynard O'Donnell, Kansas City, Mo; Mr. and Mrs. T. B. O'Donnell and daughter, Margaret, Anthon; Ed O'Donnell, Sioux City; Mr. and Mrs. Edward O'Donnell and Louis O'Donnell, Omaha: Misses Mae, Martine and Alice O'Donnell, Boone; Mr. and Mrs. Leland O'Herron, Brookfield, Mo; Mrs. H. A. Wollstein and family, Sioux Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Nick Bauer and family, Scranton: Mr. and Mrs. Ellworth Phillips, Linn Grove; Mrs. Louise Christenson and son, Milford.

Mr. and Mrs. William Koster and daughter, Ruth, and son, Leroy, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Koster and Allen and Mary Kaye, Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Koster, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Koster and Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Koster, Breda; Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Koster and family, Doillver: Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Heinrichs, Wilmont, Minn.: Pvt. Roger A. Koster, Ft. Hood, Tex.: Herman Benthey and daughter, Margaret, Chicago; Mrs. Henry Schultes, sons, Ray and Carl, and daughter, Marcella, and Mrs. Doyle Alexander, Marshall, Minn; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Koster, Mr. and Mrs. Clem Koster and family, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Boes, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Stork, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Koster, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Koster, Breda; Mrs. Edwin Hobart, Lake City; Mr. and Mrs. John Knobbe and family, Willey; Mrs. Edwin Huegerich, Dedham; Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Staiert and Mr. and Mrs. Otmar Bierl, Arcadia; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Fleskes, Mt. Carmel; Jack Hilsabeck and Mrs. Emil Hansen of Audubon.
.3 

Family

Velma Josephina Margretha Koster (November 12, 1917 - January 26, 2003)
Child 1.James R. Blum+1

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.
  2. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, May 25, 1943.
  3. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, June 28, 1951.

Kermit Edward Koster1

M, (October 27, 1919 - November 30, 2006)
FatherWilliam Koster Jr.1 (January 12, 1887 - April 14, 1965)
MotherMatilda P. Grabner1 (July 10, 1890 - February 4, 1983)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*27 October 1919Kermit Edward Koster was born on 27 October 1919, at Carroll County, Iowa.1 
He was the son of William Koster Jr. and Matilda P. Grabner.1 
Milit-Beg*13 November 1941Kermit Edward Koster began military service on 13 November 1941 served in the Army during World War II and participated in the Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns. He received the American Defense Service Ribbon, European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon with Silver Battle Star, four Overseas Service Bars, a Service Stripe and the Good Conduct Medal. He was also an expert marksman in pistol, rifle and machine gun.2 
Milit-End*27 September 1945He ended military service on 27 September 1945 at Fort Sheridan, Illinois; stationed in England until taking part in the invasion of France. He served as an automotive mechanic with the Third Armored Spearhead Division of the First Army.3 
Marriage*27 January 1948He married Elsie Rose Wolterman, daughter of Aloysius John Wolterman and Elizabeth Schulte, on 27 January 1948, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa; married by Rev. E.L. Schleyer.1 
Death*30 November 2006Kermit Edward Koster died on 30 November 2006, at Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, at age 87. 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Kermit Edward Koster
LAKE VIEW - Mass of the Christian Burial for Kermit Edward Koster of Lake View will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wall Lake.

Mr. Koster, 87, died Thursday, Nov. 30, at Sioux City.

Burial will be in Wall Lake Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. and a vigil will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Lake View.

A son of William and Matilda (Grabner) Koster, he was born Oct. 27, 1919, on his family's farm near Breda. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Breda, and graduated from St. Bernard High School in Breda in 1937.

Mr. Koster served in the Army during World War II and participated in the Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns. He received the American Defense Service Ribbon, European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon with Silver Battle Star, four Overseas Service Bars, a Service Stripe and the Good Conduct Medal. He was also an expert marksman in pistol, rifle and machine gun.

He and Elsie Rose Wolterman were married Jan. 27, 1948, St. Bernard Catholic Church.

Mr. Koster was a farmer and livestock producer. He retired and moved to Lake View in 1984. He later moved to Wall Lake.

He pitched for the Breda Eagles, Lakes and several other area baseball teams. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing and carpentry. He was a member of St. Bernard Church and later St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wall Lake. He also belonged to the American Legion in Lake View.

Survivors include eight children: David Koster of Sac City, Janet Koster of Sioux City, Catherine Justice of Marion, Joseph Koster and wife Pat of Lake City, Raymond Koster and wife Lori of Wall Lake, Barbara Legler and husband Joe of Kansas City, Mo., Rose Robeson and husband Tom of Centennial, Colo., and Edward Koster and wife Shelly of Sioux City; 13 grandchildren and their spouses: Beth and Steve Roth, Jeremy Justice, Stacy Koster, Brett Koster, Brock Koster, Eric and Lindsey Koster, Brian Koster, Alex Koster, Melissa Koster, Joshua Legler, Jenny Legler, Andy Robeson and Katie Robeson; four great-grandchildren; two sisters: Ruth Heinrichs and husband Cletus and Maxine Heinrichs and husband Marvin; and two brothers: Roger Koster and wife Darlene and LeRoy Koster and wife Joanell.

Mr. Koster was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Elsie; two children: Judith and Martin; a sister, Velma Blum; and four brothers: William Jr., Walter, Donald, and Doyle Koster.4
 
Burial*5 December 2006He was buried on 5 December 2006, at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Wall Lake, Sac County, Iowa

Family

Elsie Rose Wolterman (December 9, 1926 - May 9, 1998)
Marriage*27 January 1948He married Elsie Rose Wolterman, daughter of Aloysius John Wolterman and Elizabeth Schulte, on 27 January 1948, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa; married by Rev. E.L. Schleyer.1 
Children 1.David J. Koster+
 2.Janet E. Koster
 3.Catherine M. Koster+
 4.Martin William Koster (August 2, 1952 - May 20, 1969)
 5.Joseph Kermit Koster+
 6.Raymond D. Koster+
 7.Barbara Ann Koster+
 8.Rose Marie Koster+
 9.Judith Darlene Koster (January 29, 1964 - January 29, 1964)
 10.Edward J. Koster

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.
  2. [S50] The Breda News, Breda, Iowa
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  3. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, October 9, 1945.
  4. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, December 4, 2006.

Elsie Rose Wolterman1

F, (December 9, 1926 - May 9, 1998)
FatherAloysius John Wolterman (April 12, 1890 - January 18, 1956)
MotherElizabeth Schulte (August 26, 1892 - January 20, 1970)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*9 December 1926Elsie Rose Wolterman was born on 9 December 1926, at Breda, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
She was the daughter of Aloysius John Wolterman and Elizabeth Schulte
Marriage*27 January 1948Elsie Rose Wolterman married Kermit Edward Koster, son of William Koster Jr. and Matilda P. Grabner, on 27 January 1948, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa; married by Rev. E.L. Schleyer.1 
Death*9 May 1998Elsie Rose Wolterman died on 9 May 1998, at Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, at age 71.1 
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Elsie Rose Koster
A funeral service for Elsie Rose Koster of Lake View will be at10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, 1998, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wall Lake.

Mrs. Koster, 71, died Saturday May 9, 1 998, at Marian Health Center in Sioux City.

The Rev. Leo Riesberg will officiate at the service. Burial will be in Wall Lake Cemetery. Friends called and a rosary was prayed this afternoon at Farber and Ottoman funeral Home in Wall Lake. There will be a vigil service at 7 and a rosary at 7:30 tonight at the funeral home.

A daughter of A.J. and Elizabeth (Schulte) Wolterman, she was born Dec. 9, 1926, at Breda. She was baptized and confirmed at Breda and graduated from St: Bernard High School there. She and Kermit Edward Koster were married Jan. 21, 1948, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Breda.

They farmed near Breda then moved to a farm south of Wall Lake before retiring to Lake View. Mrs. Koster was a member of St. Joseph Parish in Wall Lake and the Lake View Garden Club. She enjoyed painting, reading, writing, tending flowers and playing cards.

Survivors include her husband, Kermit, of Lake View; eight children and their spouses: David Koster of Sac City, Janet Koster of Sioux City; Cathy Justice of Marion; Joe and Pat Koster of Lake City; Ray and Lori Koster of Wall Lake; Barb and Joe Legler of Kansas City, Mo., Rose and Tom Robeson of Denver, Colo., and Edward Koster of Sioux City; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers: Wilbur Wolterman of Carroll and Joe Wolterman of Jefferson; and three sisters: Mildred McCoy of Fonda, Bernice Steinkamp of Arcadia and Darlene Koster.

Mrs. Koster was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Martin; a daughter, Judith; five brothers: Harold, Lester, Elmer, Raphael and Richard; and a sister, Marita.2
 
Burial*12 May 1998She was buried on 12 May 1998, at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Wall Lake, Sac County, Iowa

Family

Kermit Edward Koster (October 27, 1919 - November 30, 2006)
Children 1.David J. Koster+
 2.Janet E. Koster
 3.Catherine M. Koster+
 4.Martin William Koster (August 2, 1952 - May 20, 1969)
 5.Joseph Kermit Koster+
 6.Raymond D. Koster+
 7.Barbara Ann Koster+
 8.Rose Marie Koster+
 9.Judith Darlene Koster (January 29, 1964 - January 29, 1964)
 10.Edward J. Koster

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.
  2. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, May 11, 1998.

Donald C. Koster1

M, (March 18, 1922 - February 13, 1996)
Family of Don and Delores (Heinrichs) Koster, about 1980. Photo from the St. Bernard Parish Centennial Book.
FatherWilliam Koster Jr.1 (January 12, 1887 - April 14, 1965)
MotherMatilda P. Grabner1 (July 10, 1890 - February 4, 1983)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*18 March 1922Donald C. Koster was born on 18 March 1922, at Carroll County, Iowa.1 
He was the son of William Koster Jr. and Matilda P. Grabner.1 
Death*13 February 1996Donald C. Koster died on 13 February 1996, at Carroll County, Iowa, at age 73.1 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Donald Koster
Don Koster, 73. of Breda died Tuesday. Feb. 13. 1996, at the Carroll Manor nursing home in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian burial for Mr. Koster will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at St. Bernard Church in Breda with Father Thomas Hart presiding. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery. Lectors for the Mass will be Jill Neppel and Lois Peterson. Gift bearers will be Trisha Koster, Michelle Thobe, Holly Schettler and Lindsey Koster. Mass servers will be David Koster and Billie Grote. Eucharistic minister will be Roger Koster. Casket bearers will be Barry Koster, Howard Koster, Ray Koster, Tim Koster, John Koster and Daryl Loew. Visitation will begin at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Sharp Funeral Home in Breda, where rosaries will be recited at 3 and 8:15 p.m. Thursday, the latter by the Carroll Knights of Columbus. A Christian wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday by the parish at the funeral home.

Born March 18, 1922, at Breda, he was a son of William and Mathilda (Grabner) Koster. He spent his entire lifetime in the Breda community and graduated from St. Bernard Schools in 1940.

On May 22, 1951, he married Dolores Heinrichs at St. Bernard Church in Breda with Father Jerome Koenig officiating. They farmed west of Breda until 1992, when they retired and moved to their home in Breda.

Mr. Koster umpired high school baseball for 40 years and in 1991 was inducted into the Iowa High School Baseball Association Hall of Fame. He was a member of St. Bernard Parish and the Carroll Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Koster is survived by his wife, Dolores, of Breda; eight children: Glenn Koster and his special friend, Michelle Liechti, of Onawa, Jerry Koster and his wife, Dee, of Breda, Tom Koster and his wife, Cindy, of Omaha, Neb., Joan Neppel and her husband, Craig, of Coralville, Iowa, Kathy Pauli and her husband, John, of Carroll, Sharon Neumayer and her husband, Mark, of Omaha, Mary Jo Thomasson and her husband, Bill, of Lincoln, Neb., and Carol Thobe and her husband, Mike, of Breda; 19 grandchildren; four brothers: Walter Koster and his wife, Viola, of Breda, Kermit Koster and his wife, Elsie, of Lake View, Roger Koster and his wife, Darlene, of Elkader, Iowa, and LeRoy Koster and his wife, Joanell, of Breda; three sisters: Velma Blum and her husband, Robert, of Harlan, Maxine Heinrichs and her husband, Marvin, of Fulda, Minn., and Ruth Heinrichs and her husband, Cletus, of Marshall town; and two sisters-in-law: Loretta Koster of Harlan and Bernice Koster of Fonda.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: William and Doyle Koster, and his parents-in-law, Herman and Eleanor Heinrichs.2
 
Burial*16 February 1996He was buried on 16 February 1996, at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa.2 

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.
  2. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, February 14, 1996.
  3. [S50] The Breda News, Breda, Iowa
    ,September 3, 2003.

Delores Heinrichs1

F
FatherHerman Heinrichs (May 12, 1897 - March, 1978)
MotherEleanor Koenig (July 8, 1902 - September 12, 1994)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Delores Heinrichs is the daughter of Herman Heinrichs and Eleanor Koenig

Family

Donald C. Koster (March 18, 1922 - February 13, 1996)
Children 1.Glenn Koster+2
 2.Gerald W. Koster+
 3.Joan Marie Koster+
 4.Thomas Joseph Koster+
 5.Kathleen Ann Koster+
 6.Sharon Kay Koster+
 7.Mary Jo Koster+
 8.Carol Sue Koster+

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.
  2. [S50] The Breda News, Breda, Iowa
    ,September 3, 2003.

Maxine Ida Koster1

F
FatherWilliam Koster Jr.1 (January 12, 1887 - April 14, 1965)
MotherMatilda P. Grabner1 (July 10, 1890 - February 4, 1983)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Maxine Ida Koster is the daughter of William Koster Jr. and Matilda P. Grabner.1 

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.

Marvin Hilbert Heinrichs1

M
FatherHerman Heinrichs (May 12, 1897 - March, 1978)
MotherEleanor Koenig (July 8, 1902 - September 12, 1994)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Marvin Hilbert Heinrichs is the son of Herman Heinrichs and Eleanor Koenig

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.

Doyle John Koster1

M, (June 12, 1926 - November 9, 1984)
FatherWilliam Koster Jr.1 (January 12, 1887 - April 14, 1965)
MotherMatilda P. Grabner1 (July 10, 1890 - February 4, 1983)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*12 June 1926Doyle John Koster was born on 12 June 1926, at Carroll County, Iowa.1 
He was the son of William Koster Jr. and Matilda P. Grabner.1 
Milit-Beg*12 June 1945Doyle John Koster began military service on 12 June 1945 at Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, listed as single, without dependents, with 4 years of high school. 
Marriage*24 October 1950He married Bernice Clara Broich, daughter of Vincent George Broich and Mary Dorothy Pudenz, on 24 October 1950, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Mount Carmel, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
Death*9 November 1984Doyle John Koster died on 9 November 1984, at Fonda, Pocahontas County, Iowa, at age 58.1,2 
Burial*12 November 1984He was buried on 12 November 1984, at Mount Zion Catholic Cemetery, Fonda, Pocahontas County, Iowa
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Doyle Koster
FONDA - Doyle Koster, 58, of Fonda, formerly of Breda and Wall Lake, died unexpectedly Friday, November 9, at his home.

Mass of the Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, November 12, at Our Lady of Good Counsel church in Fonda with the Rev. John Brennan as celebrant. Burial was in Mount Zion cemetery at Fonda.

Mr. Koster is survived by his wife Bernice, Fonda; seven daughters: Lois, Ames; Mary. Kathryn and Teresa, all of Fonda; Marian, Carroll; Joleen, Sac City; Mrs. Jim (Pat) McManus and Mrs. Jerry (Rita) Simpson, both of Fort Dodge, and Gloria and Julie, Cedar Rapids; four sons: Howard, Carroll, and Mike, Matt and Phil, all of Fonda; 14 grandchildren; six brothers: William, Harlan; Walter, Breda; Kermit, Wall Lake; Don, Breda; Roger, Elkader, and Leroy Koster, Breda; three sisters: Mrs. Bob (Velma) Blume, Harlan; Mrs. Marvin (Maxine) Henrichs, Fulda, Minn., and Mrs. Cletus (Ruth) Henrichs, Marshalltown.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter Ann in 1976.

Mr. Koster was born June 12, 1926, at Breda, a son of William and Matilda Grabner Koster. He graduated from St. Bernard High School in Breda and on October 24, 1950. was married to Bernice Broich at Our Lady of Mount Carmel church in Mount Carmel.

They farmed near Wall Lake for two years before moving to Fonda in 1959.

He was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel church, the Knights of Columbus; was a past 4-H leader and Our Lady of Good Counsel school board member and was a veteran of World War II.3
 

Family

Bernice Clara Broich (November 21, 1929 - September 9, 2014)
Marriage*24 October 1950He married Bernice Clara Broich, daughter of Vincent George Broich and Mary Dorothy Pudenz, on 24 October 1950, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Mount Carmel, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
Children 1.Patricia A. Koster+
 2.Rita M. Koster+
 3.Howard P. Koster+
 4.Michael W. Koster+
 5.Philip E. Koster+
 6.Lois Koster
 7.Marian T. Koster
 8.Matthew J. Koster+
 9.Jolene K. Koster+
 10.Gloria J. Koster+
 11.Julie K. Koster+
 12.Ann Margaret Koster1 (August 6, 1965 - October 6, 1976)
 13.Teresa P. Koster+
 14.Mary M. Koster+
 15.Kathryn Marie Koster+

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.
  2. [S7] Social Security Death Index, as seen on FamilySearch.org, 482-30-7765.
  3. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, November 14, 1984.

Bernice Clara Broich1

F, (November 21, 1929 - September 9, 2014)
Bernice (Broich) Koster, 1929 - 2014. Photo from the Frantzke & Jensen Funeral Home web site.
FatherVincent George Broich (December 9, 1896 - November 28, 1993)
MotherMary Dorothy Pudenz (December 8, 1896 - June 13, 1961)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*21 November 1929Bernice Clara Broich was born on 21 November 1929, at Mount Carmel, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
She was the daughter of Vincent George Broich and Mary Dorothy Pudenz
Marriage*24 October 1950Bernice Clara Broich married Doyle John Koster, son of William Koster Jr. and Matilda P. Grabner, on 24 October 1950, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Mount Carmel, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
Death*9 September 2014Bernice Clara Broich died on 9 September 2014, at Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa, at age 84. 
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary from the Frantzke & Jensen Funeral Home, Storm Lake, Iowa.
Bernice Koster
Bernice Koster, age 84, of Fonda, Iowa died Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at the Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Funeral Mass will be Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Fonda. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Catholic Cemetery in Fonda. Visitation will take place Friday, September 12, 2014 from 4-8:00 p.m. with a rosary service at 4:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Fonda. The Mahaney Funeral Home in Fonda is in charge of the arrangements.

Bernice Clara Koster was born to Vincent and Mary (Pudenz) Broich on November 27, 1929, in Mt. Carmel, Iowa. She received the Sacrament of Baptism and the Sacrament of Confirmation at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. She graduated in 1947 from St. Angela’s Academy, Carroll, Iowa. On October 24, 1950, she was united in the Sacrament of Matrimony to Doyle John Koster in Mt. Carmel, Iowa. They were blessed with 15 children: Patricia, Rita, Howard, Michael, Phillip, Lois, Marian, Matthew, Jolene, Gloria, Julie, Ann, Teresa, Mary and Kathryn.

A true testament to a person’s life is how she lived her life and, oh, how she lived a beautiful life. Bernice was a faith filled gracious, gentle and loving daughter, sister, wife, sister-in-law, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a patient lady and often repeated “things will always work out.” Mom was a very devoted mother.

Bernice and Doyle made their first home on a farm near Breda, Iowa. From there, they moved to a farm near Wall Lake, Iowa, and in 1959 they purchased a farm north of Fonda where she lived until her death. Bernice was a long time active member of the Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish where all 15 of her children attended school. Bernice was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Holy Family Society and, for a short-time, was the hot lunch cook at OLGC Grade School.

Bernice lived to love and nurture her family. Among her many talents, she enjoyed being a farmer’s wife, the outdoors, gardening, baking, decorating, keeping a clean house, painting, quilting, canning, and sewing. Her community activities included Hobby Club, card club playing, and being a long-term 4-H club leader. Bernice was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan and watched them play daily every season.

Bernice was devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary, prayed the rosary daily at 5:45 p.m., and only God knows how many other times in a given day. She went to bed each night with the rosary in her hands. Surrounded by her family praying the rosary, she entered into rest peacefully on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014.

Those left to cherish and celebrate her memories include her children: Pat (Jim) McMannus, Fort Dodge, Iowa; Rita (Jerry) Simpson, Fort Dodge, Iowa; Howard (Deb) Koster, Carroll, Iowa; Mike (Dalena) Koster, Fonda, Iowa; Phil (Cathy) Koster, Ankeny, Iowa; Lois (Kent) Peterson, Concord, California; Marian Koster, Carroll, Iowa; Matt (June) Koster, Fonda, Iowa; Jolene (John) Baumhover, Ankeny, Iowa; Gloria (Al) Kuhn, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Julie (Roger) Batterson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Teresa (Pat) McElroy, Sioux City, Iowa; Mary (Rick) Whitham, West Des Moines, Iowa; Kathryn (Jeff) Schultz, Fariibault, Minnesota, 44 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, sisters: Lota Mae (Claire) Hannasch, Tracy, Minnesota, and Marie (Neil) Steinkamp, Wall Lake, Iowa; sisters-in-law: Marguerite Broich, Carroll, Iowa; Virginia Broich, Lake View, Iowa; Katherine Broich, Carroll, Iowa; Maxine (Marvin) Heinirchs, Fulda, Minnesota; Dolores Koster, Carroll, Iowa; Ruth (Clete) Heinrichs, Marshalltown, Iowa; brothers-in-law: Roger and Darlene Koster, Elkader, Iowa; Leroy (Joanell) Koster, Breda, Iowa and many nieces and nephews.

Bernice was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle; daughter, Ann; great granddaughter, Anne Muriel Thompson; parents, Vincent and Mary Broich; step-mother, Emma Broich; bothers: Virgil, Paul, Mel, and Harold Broich.
 
Burial*She was buried at Mount Zion Catholic Cemetery, Fonda, Pocahontas County, Iowa

Family

Doyle John Koster (June 12, 1926 - November 9, 1984)
Children 1.Patricia A. Koster+
 2.Rita M. Koster+
 3.Howard P. Koster+
 4.Michael W. Koster+
 5.Philip E. Koster+
 6.Lois Koster
 7.Marian T. Koster
 8.Matthew J. Koster+
 9.Jolene K. Koster+
 10.Gloria J. Koster+
 11.Julie K. Koster+
 12.Ann Margaret Koster1 (August 6, 1965 - October 6, 1976)
 13.Teresa P. Koster+
 14.Mary M. Koster+
 15.Kathryn Marie Koster+

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.

Roger A. Koster1

M
FatherWilliam Koster Jr.1 (January 12, 1887 - April 14, 1965)
MotherMatilda P. Grabner1 (July 10, 1890 - February 4, 1983)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Roger A. Koster is the son of William Koster Jr. and Matilda P. Grabner.1 

Family

Darlene Wolterman (November 28, 1931 - November 27, 2014)
Children 1.Stanley J. Koster
 2.Suzanne M. Koster+
 3.William R. Koster+1
 4.Nancy L. Koster+1
 5.Daniel M. Koster+1

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.

Darlene Wolterman1

F, (November 28, 1931 - November 27, 2014)
Darlene (Wolterman) Koster, 1931 - 2014.
FatherAloysius John Wolterman (April 12, 1890 - January 18, 1956)
MotherElizabeth Schulte (August 26, 1892 - January 20, 1970)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*28 November 1931Darlene Wolterman was born on 28 November 1931, at Breda, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
She was the daughter of Aloysius John Wolterman and Elizabeth Schulte
Death*27 November 2014Darlene Wolterman died on 27 November 2014, at Elkader, Clayton County, Iowa, at age 82. 
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary in the Leonard & Leonrad -Muller Funeral Homes and Crematory, Elkader, Iowa.
Darlene Koster
Darlene Sue Koster, 82, Elkader, Iowa, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2014, with her family by her side. Darlene was born on November 28, 1931, in Breda, Iowa, the daughter of A.J. and Elizabeth (Schulte) Wolterman. She spent her younger years in the Breda area and graduated from St. Bernard's School in 1949. Darlene was a nurse’s aide in surgery at St. Anthony's Hospital in Carroll, Iowa, until she married the love of her life, Roger Koster, on June 15, 1955, at St. Bernard's Church in Breda.

Darlene was gentle and loving. She never had anything but a kind word to or for anyone--"We are all God's children." With her strong Christian faith, Darlene possessed a great love for her family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren who were perfect in her eyes.

Darlene enjoyed baking and sharing her favorites with others. She was also a gifted seamstress--sewing, mending and altering clothing for her family and working on many projects for the St. Joseph's Crafters. Darlene had a love for nature and gladly shared her beautiful roses with the many deer visiting her flower bed. Darlene spent hours sitting in the stands and seats at sporting events, music concerts, and plays supporting her children and grandchildren. Darlene enjoyed reading, spending time with family and friends, and taking trips up north to see who could catch the biggest fish between her and Roger.
Darlene served as co-coordinator for the religious education program at St. Joseph's Church for 16 years and taught religious education classes other years. She was a member of the St. Joseph's Crafters, St. Joseph's Guild, St. Joseph's Choir, Central Community Hospital Auxiliary, and American Legion Auxiliary. She also served on the Four Oaks Board at the Elkader Country Club and volunteered with the Boy and Girl Scouts.

Darlene is survived by her husband of 59 years, Roger, of Elkader; her children, Stanley of Palo; Suzanne (Pat) Hyde of Urbandale; William (Lisa) of Huntington Beach, Calif; Nancy (Tom) Healy of Elkader; Daniel (Kris) of Van Meter; nine grandchildren, Ryan (Emily) Hyde and Amanda (Stuart) Kunkel; Tyler Koster; Andrew, Danielle and Elizabeth Healy; Bryon, Owen and Benjamin Koster; two great grandchildren, Landon Kunkel and Elizabeth Hyde; one sister, Mildred McCoy of Fonda; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Rita Wolterman of Adams, Minn., Lucy Wolterman of Jefferson, Arlene and Dennis Alspach of Carroll, Dolores Koster of Breda, Marvin and Maxine Heinrichs of Fulda, Minn., Cletus and Ruth Heinrichs of Marshalltown, and Leroy and Joanell Koster of Breda. Darlene was preceded in death by her parents; seven brothers, Harold, Wilbur, Lester, Richard, Elmer, Joe, and Raphael Wolterman; and three sisters, Bernice Steinkamp, Elsie Koster and Marita Neppl.

Memorials may be given to the Central Community Hospital Foundation, Central Ambulance Service, Saint Jude Hospice or the St. Joseph's Religious Education Program.
 
Burial*She was buried at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Elkader, Clayton County, Iowa

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.

Ruth C. Koster1

F
FatherWilliam Koster Jr.1 (January 12, 1887 - April 14, 1965)
MotherMatilda P. Grabner1 (July 10, 1890 - February 4, 1983)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Ruth C. Koster is the daughter of William Koster Jr. and Matilda P. Grabner.1 

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.

Cletus E. Heinrichs1

M
FatherHerman Heinrichs (May 12, 1897 - March, 1978)
MotherEleanor Koenig (July 8, 1902 - September 12, 1994)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Cletus E. Heinrichs is the son of Herman Heinrichs and Eleanor Koenig

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.

LeRoy E. Koster1

M
FatherWilliam Koster Jr.1 (January 12, 1887 - April 14, 1965)
MotherMatilda P. Grabner1 (July 10, 1890 - February 4, 1983)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
LeRoy E. Koster is the son of William Koster Jr. and Matilda P. Grabner.1 

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.

Joanell Katherine Blum1

F
FatherDr. Aloysius Alphonse Blum (December 16, 1900 - April, 1968)
MotherMava L. Bennett2 (February 13, 1903 - September, 1985)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Joanell Katherine Blum is the daughter of Dr. Aloysius Alphonse Blum and Mava L. Bennett.2 

Family

LeRoy E. Koster
Children 1.Kevin William Koster+
 2.Eileen M. Koster
 3.Christopher A. Koster+
 4.Timothy Donald Koster+
 5.Scott Doyle Koster+ (March 7, 1967 - January 25, 2012)
 6.Nita Mary Koster+

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.
  2. [S7] Social Security Death Index, as seen on FamilySearch.org, 480-56-7895.

Sophia Katherine Schulte

F, (May 20, 1887 - June 11, 1977)
FatherClemens Bernard Schulte (February 8, 1849 - March 11, 1930)
MotherMaria Elizabeth Determan (March 21, 1861 - March 1, 1913)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*20 May 1887Sophia Katherine Schulte was born on 20 May 1887, at Sac County, Iowa.1 
She was the daughter of Clemens Bernard Schulte and Maria Elizabeth Determan
Marriage*2 April 1918Sophia Katherine Schulte married Joseph Koster, son of Bernard Wilhelm Köster and Margaretha Bernadine Berning, on 2 April 1918, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa.1,2 
Death*11 June 1977Sophia Katherine Schulte died on 11 June 1977, at Breda, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 90.1 
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa
Sophia Schulte
BREDA - Mass of the Christian Burial for Mrs. Joseph (Sophia) Koster, 90, of Breda was concelebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Bernard's Church, Breda, with the Rev. Dennis Sefcik and her nephew, the Rev. Dale Koster of Armstrong, Iowa officiating. Burial was in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Breda, under the direction of the Sharp Funeral Home, Breda.

Mrs. Koster, daughter of Clem and Elizabeth Determan Schulte Sr., was born on May 20, 1887, at Breda. She spent her youth on a farm north of Breda. Her marriage to Joseph Koster took place on April 2, 1917, at St. Bernard's Church, Breda. After their marriage, they farmed near Breda until 1945 when they retired and moved to Breda.

She had been a resident of the St. Anthony Nursing Home for the past 2 1/2 years where she died at 12:30 a.m. Saturday after being seriously ill for the past 12 days. She was a member of the St. Bernard's Church, Breda and the Christian Mother's Sodality of the parish.

Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Leo (Lucille) Fleskes of Mt. Carmel; Mrs. Lenus (Agnes) Sievers of Breda; Mrs. Marvin (Esther) Heim of Breda; Linus Koster of Breda and Mrs. Mary Ortner of Auburn; 31 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Susan Steinkamp and Mrs. Sara Wegman, both of Breda.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Oct. 1,1965, her parents; two sons, Andrew in infancy and Herbert; two grandchildren , one great-grandchild , three brothers and four sisters.3
 
Burial*She was buried at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

Joseph Koster (October 17, 1888 - October 1, 1965)
Children 1.Lucille Mary Koster+1 (May 8, 1919 - March 4, 2002)
 2.Herbert Clemens Koster+1 (June 28, 1920 - May 12, 1960)
 3.Andrew William Koster1 (October 9, 1921 - December 4, 1922)
 4.Agnes Anna Koster+1 (January 20, 1923 - February 4, 1991)
 5.Esther Rosa Koster+1
 6.Linus Leo Koster+1 (April 11, 1929 - January 19, 2014)
 7.Mary Margaret Elizabeth Koster+1 (November 6, 1930 - May 14, 2011)

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.
  2. [S50] The Breda News, Breda, Iowa
    ,April 4, 1928.
  3. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, June 13, 1977.

Lucille Mary Koster1

F, (May 8, 1919 - March 4, 2002)
FatherJoseph Koster1 (October 17, 1888 - October 1, 1965)
MotherSophia Katherine Schulte1 (May 20, 1887 - June 11, 1977)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*8 May 1919Lucille Mary Koster was born on 8 May 1919, at Carroll County, Iowa.1 
She was the daughter of Joseph Koster and Sophia Katherine Schulte.1 
Marriage*8 May 1940Lucille Mary Koster married Leo F. Fleskes, son of John Herman Fleskes and Margaretha H. Julich, on 8 May 1940, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa; Rev. E. L. Schleyer performed the ceremony.1,2 
Death*4 March 2002Lucille Mary Koster died on 4 March 2002, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 82.1 
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.

Lucille M. Fleskes
Mount Carmel - Mass of the Christian burial for Lucille Fleskes of Mount Carmel will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2002, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Mount Carmel.

Mrs. Fleskes, 82, died Monday, March 4, 2002, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

Celebrant will be Rev. Robert Brown and lectors will be Leah Erickson and Kim Salitros. Gift bearers will be John Schultz, James Schultz, Renee Schultz and Christine Hodges. Mass servers will be Tanner Vonnahme, Carrie Vonnahme and Melissa Loneman. Eucharistic ministers will be Robert Fleskes and Jane Fleskes. Burial will be at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery at Mount Carmel and casket bearers will be Tom Brune, Tim Schultz, Dave Salitros, Lee Hodges, Heather Hodges and Jennifer Post.

Friends may call after 2:30 p.m. Thursday and a 3 p.m. rosary will be recited by the Parish Altar Society at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll. There will be a Christian wake service by the parish at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

She was born May 8, 1919, at Breda, the daughter of Joseph and Sophia (Schulte) Koster. She was raised in Breda and attended St. Bernard Schools.

She and Leo Fleskes were married May 8, 1940, at St. Bernard Church in Breda. They lived in Mount Carmel, where they operated Fleskes Briardale Store and Lee's Place until their retirement in 1981.

Mrs. Fleskes continued to maintain the store's wareroom and old tavern as a "pay on your honor" beverage shop for Mount Carmel residents, Mrs. Fleskes also worked for the Our Lady of Mount Carmel School hot lunch program and was a volunteer at New Hope .Village and St. Anthony Nursing Home. She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish and its Altar Society, and she enjoyed bird watching, camping and traveling.

Survivors include five children, Robert Fleskes and his wife, Elaine, of Annandale, Minn., Jane Fleskes and her husband, Mike Erickson, of Duluth, Minn., Cindy Post and her husband, Robert, of Green Bay, Wis., Mavis Hodges and her special friend, Tom Brune, of Blue Earth, Minn., and Joe Fleskes and his fiancée, Cindy Kohorst, of Davis, Calif; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Esther Heim and Mary Ortner, both of Auburn; a brother, Linus Koster and his wife, Donnie, of Breda; and siblings-in-law, Lillian and Charles Raine of Lake View and Henrietta Bernardy of Columbia, Penn.

Mrs. Fleskes was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Leo in August 1982; a daughter, Theresa Fleskes in infancy; a sister, Agnes Sievers; and two brothers, Herbert and Andrew Koster.3
 
Burial*8 March 2002She was buried on 8 March 2002, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Mount Carmel, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

Leo F. Fleskes (September 5, 1916 - August 28, 1982)
Children 1.Robert John Fleskes+
 2.Jane Margaret Fleskes+ (December 19, 1943 - May 10, 2013)
 3.Theresa Marie Fleskes1 (November 8, 1944 - November 8, 1944)
 4.Cynthia Ann Fleskes+
 5.Mavis Mary Fleskes+
 6.Joseph Philip Fleskes

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.
  2. [S50] The Breda News, Breda, Iowa
    ,May 12, 2010.
  3. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, March 6, 2002.

Leo F. Fleskes1

M, (September 5, 1916 - August 28, 1982)
FatherJohn Herman Fleskes (February 20, 1875 - June 6, 1954)
MotherMargaretha H. Julich (January 11, 1880 - December 12, 1956)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Name Variation Leo F. Fleskes was also known as Lee. 
Birth*5 September 1916He was born on 5 September 1916, at Carroll County, Iowa.1 
He was the son of John Herman Fleskes and Margaretha H. Julich
Marriage*8 May 1940Leo F. Fleskes married Lucille Mary Koster, daughter of Joseph Koster and Sophia Katherine Schulte, on 8 May 1940, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa; Rev. E. L. Schleyer performed the ceremony.1,2 
Death*28 August 1982Leo F. Fleskes died on 28 August 1982, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 65.1 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Leo F. Fleskes
MOUNT CARMEL - Leo F. Fleskes, 65, of Mount Carmel, died at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, August 28, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

He formerly operated a grocery store in Mount Carmel and for 24 years drove a bus for Kuemper High School and the Carroll Community School District.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 31, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel church with the Rev. Jerome Cosgrove as celebrant. Wilbur Neumayer will be lector; granddaughters Kim and Renee Fleskes gift-bearers and Bill Huegerich, Steve Schettler and Chuck Loneman mass-servers. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Serving as casket bearers will be Ralph Bellinghausen, Ray Huegerich, Elmer Schettler, Leon Hermsen, Bob Haberl and Dennis Wiederin.

Friends may call at the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll after 2 p.m. Monday. Rosaries will be recited at 3 p.m. and at 8:45 p.m. by Charles Carroll Council, Knights of Columbus and a scriptural prayer service will be conducted at 8 p.m. by the parish.

Mr. Fleskes is survived by his wife Lucille, Mount Carmel; two sons: Robert, Plymouth, Minn., and Joe Fleskes, Jamestown, N.D; three daughters: Jane Fleskes, Duluth, Minn; Mrs. Robert (Cindy) Post, Green Bay, Wis., and Mrs. Jens (Mavis) Hodges, Blue Earth, Minn; four granddaughters, a brother, Al Fleskes, Fort Dodge, and two sisters: Mrs. Mathilda Boes, Breda, and Mrs. Louis (Henrietta) Bernardy, Raymond, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Theresa in infancy, a brother Ed Fleskes and a sister Mrs. Ed (Marie) Kanne.

Mr. Fleskes was born September 5, 1916, at Maple River, a son of John and Margaret Julich Fleskes. He spent his entire life in the Mount Carmel area, attending school in Mount Carmel.

He owned and operated the Fleskes Store in Mount Carmel starting in 1938 and continuing until 1981 when he retired. He was married to Lucille Koster on May 8, 1940, at St. Bernard church in Breda by the Rev. Schleyer. He drove the school buses for 24 years.

He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel church, the Holy Name Society and Charles Carroll Council, Knights of Columbus.3
 
Burial*31 August 1982He was buried on 31 August 1982, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Mount Carmel, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

Lucille Mary Koster (May 8, 1919 - March 4, 2002)
Marriage*8 May 1940He married Lucille Mary Koster, daughter of Joseph Koster and Sophia Katherine Schulte, on 8 May 1940, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa; Rev. E. L. Schleyer performed the ceremony.1,2 
Children 1.Robert John Fleskes+
 2.Jane Margaret Fleskes+ (December 19, 1943 - May 10, 2013)
 3.Theresa Marie Fleskes1 (November 8, 1944 - November 8, 1944)
 4.Cynthia Ann Fleskes+
 5.Mavis Mary Fleskes+
 6.Joseph Philip Fleskes

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.
  2. [S50] The Breda News, Breda, Iowa
    ,May 12, 2010.
  3. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, August 30, 1982.

Herbert Clemens Koster1

M, (June 28, 1920 - May 12, 1960)
FatherJoseph Koster1 (October 17, 1888 - October 1, 1965)
MotherSophia Katherine Schulte1 (May 20, 1887 - June 11, 1977)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*28 June 1920Herbert Clemens Koster was born on 28 June 1920, at Carroll County, Iowa.1 
He was the son of Joseph Koster and Sophia Katherine Schulte.1 
Marriage*10 November 1942Herbert Clemens Koster married Lillian Elizabeth Meyer, daughter of John Meyer and Mary Tiefenthaler, on 10 November 1942, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa; Rev E. L. Schleyer read the nuptial mass after performing the single ring ceremony.1,2 
Milit-End*1945Herbert Clemens Koster ended military service in 1945; US Army. 
Death*12 May 1960He died on 12 May 1960, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 39.1 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Herbert C. Koster
Herbert Koster, 39, of Breda died as the result of internal hemorrhaging in St. Anthony Hospital at 10:05 p.m. Thursday. He had been ill since January and was brought to the hospital at 3:39 a.m. on the day of his death.

Friends may call at the Twit Funeral Home after 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The rosary will be prayed at 3 p.m. Saturday, at 8 p.m. by the Catholic Order of Foresters, Breda, and again at 8:45 p.m. Saturday; also at 4, 8 and 8:45 p.m. Sunday.

Requiem mass will be offered by the Rev. J. P. Hausmann at10 a.m. Monday in St. Bernard's Church, Breda. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Fred F. and Norman J. Bruning Post No. 607, American Legion, will serve as honor guard.

Mr. Koster was born at Breda June 38, 1920. His parents were Joseph and Sophia Schulte Koster. He was married to, Lillian Meyer at Breda November 10, 1942.

Mr. Koster was a member of St. Bernard Church and the Order of Foresters. He served In Germany during World War II and was a member of the Breda Legion Post.

Surviving are his parents, his wife, a son, Gary, a daughter, Diane, and the following sisters and brother: Mrs. Leo Fleskes (Lucille), Mt. Carmel; Mrs. Lenus Sievers (Agnes), Breda; Mrs. Marvin Heim (Esther), Breda; Linus Koster, Breda; and Mrs. Don Ortner (Mary), Auburn. A brother, Andrew, died in infancy.3
 
Burial*He was buried at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

Lillian Elizabeth Meyer (September 21, 1920 - September 7, 2010)
Marriage*10 November 1942He married Lillian Elizabeth Meyer, daughter of John Meyer and Mary Tiefenthaler, on 10 November 1942, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa; Rev E. L. Schleyer read the nuptial mass after performing the single ring ceremony.1,2 
Children 1.Gary J. Koster+
 2.Diane Kathryn Koster+

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.
  2. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, November 10, 1942.
  3. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, May 15, 1960.

Lillian Elizabeth Meyer1

F, (September 21, 1920 - September 7, 2010)
Lillian (Meyers) Koster Raine, 1920 - 2010. Photo from the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
FatherJohn Meyer (July 8, 1889 - May 1, 1963)
MotherMary Tiefenthaler (June 13, 1893 - September 24, 1973)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*21 September 1920Lillian Elizabeth Meyer was born on 21 September 1920, at Maple River, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
She was the daughter of John Meyer and Mary Tiefenthaler
Marriage*10 November 1942Lillian Elizabeth Meyer married Herbert Clemens Koster, son of Joseph Koster and Sophia Katherine Schulte, on 10 November 1942, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa; Rev E. L. Schleyer read the nuptial mass after performing the single ring ceremony.1,2 
Marriage*July 1968Lillian Elizabeth Meyer married Charles Clayton Raine in July 1968. 
Death*7 September 2010Lillian Elizabeth Meyer died on 7 September 2010, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 89. 
Burial*10 September 2010She was buried on 10 September 2010, at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Lillian Koster Raine
Lillian Koster Raine, age 89, of Lake View, died on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at Carroll Health Center in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 10 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wall Lake. Burial will be at St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Breda. The Farber & Otteman Funeral Home in Lake View is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is from 6-8 p.m., today, at the Farber & Otteman Funeral Home in Lake View with a vigil service at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a visitation two hours prior to the service at the church.
Lillian Elizabeth Meyer was born on Sept. 21, 1920 at Maple River, the daughter of John and Mary (Tiefenthaler) Meyer.

She spent her early years in Maple River and graduated from St. Francis School in Maple River, in 1936 she moved with her family to Breda.

Lillian was united in marriage to Herbert Koster on Nov. 10, 1942. Two children were born to this union, Gary and Diane. Herbert passed away May 12, 1960. She married Charles Raine in July of 1968 and moved to Lake View, Iowa. He died Dec. 13, 2003. In 2004 Lillian moved to the Carroll Health Center.

She was active in the Women’s American Legion and served on several committees at church. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and playing Bingo.

Survivors include her son Gary Koster and wife Jayne of Henderson, Nev; daughter Diane Summerfield and husband Carl of Corsicana, Texas; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; extended family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Herbert Koster and Charles Raine; her sisters Mildred Meyer and Angeline Hermsen; and brother Arnold Meyer.3
 

Family 1

Herbert Clemens Koster (June 28, 1920 - May 12, 1960)
Marriage*10 November 1942She married Herbert Clemens Koster, son of Joseph Koster and Sophia Katherine Schulte, on 10 November 1942, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa; Rev E. L. Schleyer read the nuptial mass after performing the single ring ceremony.1,2 
Children 1.Gary J. Koster+
 2.Diane Kathryn Koster+

Family 2

Charles Clayton Raine (December 22, 1922 - December 11, 2003)
Marriage*July 1968Lillian Elizabeth Meyer married Charles Clayton Raine in July 1968. 

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.
  2. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, November 10, 1942.
  3. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, September 20, 2010.

Andrew William Koster1

M, (October 9, 1921 - December 4, 1922)
FatherJoseph Koster1 (October 17, 1888 - October 1, 1965)
MotherSophia Katherine Schulte1 (May 20, 1887 - June 11, 1977)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*9 October 1921Andrew William Koster was born on 9 October 1921, at Carroll County, Iowa.1 
He was the son of Joseph Koster and Sophia Katherine Schulte.1 
Death*4 December 1922Andrew William Koster died on 4 December 1922, at Carroll County, Iowa, at age 1.1 
Burial*He was buried at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.

Agnes Anna Koster1

F, (January 20, 1923 - February 4, 1991)
FatherJoseph Koster1 (October 17, 1888 - October 1, 1965)
MotherSophia Katherine Schulte1 (May 20, 1887 - June 11, 1977)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*20 January 1923Agnes Anna Koster was born on 20 January 1923, at Carroll County, Iowa.1 
She was the daughter of Joseph Koster and Sophia Katherine Schulte.1 
Marriage*23 November 1942Agnes Anna Koster married Lenus J. Sievers, son of Carl Lloyd Sievers and Julia Bernadine Olberding, on 23 November 1942, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa; Rev. E. L. Schleyer read the double ring ceremony and the nuptial high mass.1,2 
Death*4 February 1991Agnes Anna Koster died on 4 February 1991, at Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, at age 68.1 
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Agnes A. Sievers
Agnes A. Sievers, 68, of Breda, died early Monday, Feb. 4, 1991, at the Marion Health Center in Sioux City, of injuries received in an auto accident Jan. 15 in Sac County.

Mass of the Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at St. Bernard Church in Breda. The celebrant will be Father Thomas Hart. Lector for the Mass will be Roger Nieland. Gift bearers will be Jessica Hoffmann, and Janelle and Tricia Sievers. Mass servers will be Ron Grote and Jim Nieland. Casket bearers will be Roger Nieland, Roger Ludwig, Urban Koster, LeRoy Koster, Leonard Grote and Dale Mueggenberg. Burial will be at St. Bernard Cemetery in Breda.

Visitation will begin a t 2:30 p.m. today at Sharp Funeral Home in Breda. Rosaries will be recited at the funeral home today a t 3 p.m. by the St. Bernard's Ladies Guild and at 8:30 p.m. There will be a Christian wake service at 7:30 tonight by St. Bernard Parish.

Born Jan. 20, 1923, in Breda, Mrs. Sievers was a daughter of Joseph and Sophia (Schulte) Koster. She spent nearly her entire lifetime in the Breda community and attended St. Bernard Elementary and High schools.

On Nov. 23, 1942, she married Lenus Sievers at St. Bernard Church in Breda by Father Edgar Schuyler. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Glidden for one year and then on a farm west of Breda until January 1990. She was employed at the Carroll KMart Store from 1977-89.

She was a member of St. Bernard Parish and the Parish Ladies Guild.

Mrs. Sievers is survived by her husband, Lenus, of Breda; her children and their spouses: Jerome and Colleen Sievers of Omaha, Neb., Karen and Ron Hazelton of Sweeney, Texas, Ronald and Mary Sievers of Cambridge, Iowa, Nancy and Barry Walsh of Salinas, Calif., Marlene and Loras Hoffmann of Arcadia, Janice Sievers of South Sioux City, Neb., Dale and Deb Sievers of Alleman, Iowa, Glen and Beth Sievers of Urbandale, Iowa, and John and Cheryl Sievers of Loveland, Colo; 22 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Linus Koster and his wife, Donnie, of Breda; and three sisters, Mrs. Lucille Fleskes of Mount Carmel, Mrs. Esther Heim of Breda and Mrs. Mary Ortner of Auburn.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Theresa; and two brothers, Herbert and Hubert Koster.3
 
Burial*She was buried at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

Lenus J. Sievers (February 25, 1922 - July 23, 1996)
Children 1.Jerome Loyd Sievers+ (September 13, 1944 - November 6, 2017)
 2.Karen Ann Julia Sievers+
 3.Ronald L. Sievers+
 4.Nancy Sievers+
 5.Marlene Lillian Sievers+
 6.Theresa Sievers (circa 1958 - circa 1958)
 7.Janice Esther Sievers
 8.Glen Joseph Sievers
 9.John Linus Sievers+
 10.Dale Linus Sievers+

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.
  2. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, November 23, 1942.
  3. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, February 5, 1991.

Lenus J. Sievers1

M, (February 25, 1922 - July 23, 1996)
FatherCarl Lloyd Sievers (September 11, 1898 - January 6, 1958)
MotherJulia Bernadine Olberding (September 18, 1898 - July 15, 1989)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*25 February 1922Lenus J. Sievers was born on 25 February 1922, at Carroll County, Iowa.1 
He was the son of Carl Lloyd Sievers and Julia Bernadine Olberding
Marriage*23 November 1942Lenus J. Sievers married Agnes Anna Koster, daughter of Joseph Koster and Sophia Katherine Schulte, on 23 November 1942, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa; Rev. E. L. Schleyer read the double ring ceremony and the nuptial high mass.1,2 
Death*23 July 1996Lenus J. Sievers died on 23 July 1996, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 74.1 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Lenus J. Sievers
BREDA - Mass of the Christian burial for Lenus J. Sievers of Breda will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 26, 1996, at St. Bernard Church in Breda.

Mr. Sievers, 74, died of an apparent heart condition Tuesday, July 23, 1996, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

The Rev. Thomas Hart will officiate the Mass. Lector will be Marlene Hoffmann. Gift bearers will be Tricia Sievers, Jessica Hoffmann and Jennifer Blunk. Eucharistic minister will be Jerome Sievers. Casket bearers will be Roger Nieland, Roger Ludwig, Urban Koster, LeRoy Koster, Leonard Grote and Dale Mueggenberg. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery in Breda. Friends will call after 2:30 p.m. and a rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. Thursday at Sharp Funeral Home in Breda. St. Bernard Parish will hold a Christian wake service at 7:30 p.m. and another rosary will be recited at 8:15 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

A son of Lloyd and Julia (Olberding) Sievers, he was born Feb. 25, 1922, in Carroll County and educated at country schools near Westside. He and Agnes Koster were married Nov. 23, 1942, at St. Bernard Church in Breda. They fanned near Glidden for a year then moved to a farm southwest of Breda. In 1990 they retired and moved into Breda. Mrs. Sievers died in 1991.

He and Wilma Sievers were married Oct. 19, 1992, at St. Bernard Church in Breda. They resided in Breda. Mr. Sievers was a member of St. Bernard Parish.

Survivors include his wife, Wilma, of Breda; nine children and their spouses: Jerome and Colleen Sievers of Omaha, Neb., Karen and Ron Hazelton of Sweeney, Texas, Ronald and Mary Sievers of Cambridge, Nancy Walsh of Santa Barbara, Calif., Marlene and Loras Hoffmann of Arcadia, Janice and Michael Huisenga of South Sioux City, Neb., Dale and Deb Sievers of Alleman, Glen and Beth Sievers of Urbandale and John and Cheryl Sievers of Loveland, Colo; three stepchildren and their spouses: Mike and Susan Sievers of Carroll, Richard and Sue Sievers of Odebolt, Arlis and Richard Jones of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Kay and Denny Plunk of Kiron; 26 grandchildren; eight step grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; three brothers: La Verne Sievers of Sedan, Minn., Leonard Sievers and his wife, Cece, of Sugar Hill, Ga., and Leon Sievers of Elk Grove, Calif; five sisters and their husbands: Roz and Walt Mein of Hot Springs, Ark., Dorothy and Joe Hoffman of Ruthven, Mildred Vorsten of Pineville, Mo., Margie and Ray Hast of Hortonville, Wis., and Ruth Janssen of Schleswig; two brothers-in-law: Paul Kruse of Lake City and Linus Koster and his wife, Donnie, of Breda; and four sisters-in-law: Esther Heim of Auburn, Mary Ortner of Auburn, Lucille Fleskes of Mount Carmel and Lillian Raine and her husband, Charles, of Lake View.

Mr. Sievers was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Agnes; a daughter, Theresa, in infancy; two brothers: Lewis and Roger Sievers; a half-sister, Helen Kruse; and two brothers-in-law: Lawrence Vorsten and Allen Janssen.3
 
Burial*26 July 1996He was buried on 26 July 1996, at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

Agnes Anna Koster (January 20, 1923 - February 4, 1991)
Children 1.Jerome Loyd Sievers+ (September 13, 1944 - November 6, 2017)
 2.Karen Ann Julia Sievers+
 3.Ronald L. Sievers+
 4.Nancy Sievers+
 5.Marlene Lillian Sievers+
 6.Theresa Sievers (circa 1958 - circa 1958)
 7.Janice Esther Sievers
 8.Glen Joseph Sievers
 9.John Linus Sievers+
 10.Dale Linus Sievers+

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.
  2. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, November 23, 1942.
  3. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, July 24, 1996.

Esther Rosa Koster1

F
FatherJoseph Koster1 (October 17, 1888 - October 1, 1965)
MotherSophia Katherine Schulte1 (May 20, 1887 - June 11, 1977)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Esther Rosa Koster is the daughter of Joseph Koster and Sophia Katherine Schulte.1 

Family

Marvin A. Heim (April 15, 1925 - April 2, 1982)
Children 1.Larry Joseph Heim+
 2.Richard Edward Heim+
 3.Bruce Herbert Heim
 4.Mary Geralyn Heim+

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.