Marvin A. Heim1

M, (April 15, 1925 - April 2, 1982)
FatherEdward Albert Heim (May 23, 1891 - April 26, 1972)
MotherElizabeth Mary Skalla (May 2, 1893 - April 8, 1968)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*15 April 1925Marvin A. Heim was born on 15 April 1925, at Auburn, Sac County, Iowa.1 
He was the son of Edward Albert Heim and Elizabeth Mary Skalla
Death*2 April 1982Marvin A. Heim died on 2 April 1982, at Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, at age 56.1 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Marvin A. Heim
BREDA - Mass of the Christian Burial for Marvin A. Heim, 56, of rural Breda, was celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Monday. April 5, at St. Bernard church here with the Rev. Robert McClintock as celebrant. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Mr. Heim, a farmer, died at 6:30 a.m. Friday, April 2, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Omaha.

Gift-bearers were grandchildren Craig, Lori and Lisa Heim; mass servers were Glen Sievers, Ken Koster and Scott Heim, and lector was Mrs. Deanne Wolterman. Serving as pallbearers were nephews Bobby Theulen, Kenny Ortner, Ed, Ken and Danny Heim, and Mike Koster. Military graveside services were in charge of Fred F. and Norman J. Bruning American Legion Post No. 607 of Breda.

Mr. Heim is survived by his wife Esther. Breda; three sons: Larry, Hinton: Richard, Auburn, and Bruce Heim. Breda; a daughter Mary Heim, at home; six grandchildren; five brothers: Leo and Harold, Auburn; Raymond, Carroll; Cletus, Cherokee, and Paul Heim, Early; three sisters: Mrs. Evelyn Wolterman, Breda; Mrs. Bernice Schultes, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Mrs. Robert (Louise) Theulen, Auburn.

Mr. Heim was born April 15, 1925, at Auburn, a son of Edward and Elizabeth Skalla Heim. He spent his early years in the Auburn area, attending elementary and high school at Auburn. On October 12, 1948, he was married to Esther Koster at St. Bernard church in Breda by the late Rev. Schleyer. After their marriage they farmed near Auburn and later moved to their present home 4"& miles north of Breda.

He was a member of St. Bernard parish, a veteran of World War II and a member of the Breda American Legion post. The Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.2
 
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.
  2. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, April 5, 1982.

Linus Leo Koster1

M, (April 11, 1929 - January 19, 2014)
Linus Koster family in about 1984.
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*11 April 1929Linus Leo Koster was born on 11 April 1929, at Carroll County, Iowa.1 
He was the son of Joseph Koster and Sophia Katherine Schulte.1 
Death*19 January 2014Linus Leo Koster died on 19 January 2014, at Carroll County, Iowa, at age 84. 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary from the Sharp Funeral Home, Carroll, Iowa.
Linus Koster
Linus Koster, 84, of Breda, was called home to our Lord on Sunday January 19, 2014.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 24, 2014 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Breda. Celebrant will be Fr. Gary Snyder. Music will be by Marilyn Hundling, organist, and the St. Bernard’s Choir. Lectors will be Linus’ granddaughters: Karen Garringer, Carrie Hanson, and Annie Pudenz. Gift Bearers will be Linus’ granddaughters: Emily Koster, Sarah Koster, Samantha Koster, and Chelsea Koster. Eucharistic Minister will be Linus’ son, Mike Koster. Casketbearers will be Linus’ grandsons: Ross Johnson, Tyson Johnson, Brian Koster, Travis Koster, Mike Pudenz, and Andy Koster. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. The Breda Catholic Order of Foresters will form an honor guard for the funeral mass.

Friends may call at the Sharp Funeral Home in Breda after 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2014 where there will be a Breda Catholic Order of Foresters Rosary at 5 p.m. and a Christian Wake Service at 7 p.m. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Sharp Funeral Home in Breda, and online condolences may be shared for Linus’ family at www.sharpfuneral.com.

Born on April 11, 1929, on the family farm, Linus was the son of Joseph and Sophia (Schulte) Koster. He attended St. Bernard’s grade school and high school graduating in 1948. While in school he was a great baseball player being a left handed pitcher and first baseman. After graduating from high school he began farming near Breda where he resided his entire life. On November 7, 1950 he was united in marriage to Madonna “Donnie” Goecke, by Fr. Hausmann, at St. Bernard’s Church in Breda.

In his young adult life, he loved fishing, pheasant hunting, and bowling which he excelled at. He loved farming and loved the land. Lennie enjoyed building birdhouses from wood out of the old barn. He and Donnie enjoyed dancing at the Lakewood Ballroom to many of the big bands, and in later years, dancing in Texas to country western bands. He liked to go camping with his family, and specialized in making bonfires. He enjoyed spending time at both Blackhawk Lake and Spirit Lake fishing and having fun. He and Donnie spent the last 17 years wintering in Texas, enjoying day trips to Mexico and Padre Island, and forming many lasting friendships. Fortunately, he was able to spend time in Texas this winter. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Donnie, of Breda; children: Pat Johnson and husband Ron of Apple Valley, MN, Mike Koster and wife Judy of Breda, Linda Pudenz and husband Phil of Sioux Falls, SD, and Ken Koster, and wife Beth, of Centralia, MO; daughters-in-law: Joan Wehr of Westphalia, and Pam Koster of Norwalk; 13 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; and a sister Esther Heim of Auburn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons: John and Jim Koster; a grandson, Joshua Johnson; his siblings: Herbert Koster, Andrew Koster, Lucille Fleskes, Agnes Seivers, Mary Ortner; and his mother and father-in-law: Clarence and Clara Goecke.

 
Burial*24 January 2014He was buried on 24 January 2014, at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

Madonna T. Goecke
Children 1.Patricia Ann Koster+
 2.Michael J. Koster+
 3.John L. Koster+ (October 24, 1957 - October 4, 2005)
 4.Linda Koster+
 5.James Francis Koster+ (September 30, 1962 - April 2, 2011)
 6.Kenneth Gerard Koster+

Citations

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

Madonna T. Goecke1

F
FatherClarence J. Goecke (November 5, 1906 - December 1, 1995)
MotherClara B. Murray (February 27, 1906 - July 25, 1995)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Madonna T. Goecke is the daughter of Clarence J. Goecke and Clara B. Murray

Family

Linus Leo Koster (April 11, 1929 - January 19, 2014)
Children 1.Patricia Ann Koster+
 2.Michael J. Koster+
 3.John L. Koster+ (October 24, 1957 - October 4, 2005)
 4.Linda Koster+
 5.James Francis Koster+ (September 30, 1962 - April 2, 2011)
 6.Kenneth Gerard Koster+

Citations

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

Mary Margaret Elizabeth Koster1

F, (November 6, 1930 - May 14, 2011)
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*6 November 1930Mary Margaret Elizabeth Koster was born on 6 November 1930, at Carroll County, Iowa.1 
She was the daughter of Joseph Koster and Sophia Katherine Schulte.1 
Marriage*30 August 1949Mary Margaret Elizabeth Koster married Donald John Ortner, son of Henry John Ortner and Bernadine A. Geier, on 30 August 1949, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa; Rev. John P. Hausmann performed the ceremony.1 
Death*14 May 2011Mary Margaret Elizabeth Koster died on 14 May 2011, at Lake City, Calhoun County, Iowa, at age 80. 
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Mary Margaret (Koster) Ortner
Mary Ortner, 80, died Saturday, May 14, 2011, at Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City.

Mass of the Christian burial was at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Auburn. Celebrant was Father Lynn Bruch. Burial was at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Auburn. Visitation was at Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City.

Mary M. Koster was born Nov. 6, 1930, at Breda, to Joseph and Sophia (Schulte) Koster.

She graduated from Breda High School, and on Aug. 30, 1949 she was married to Donald Ortner at St. Bernard’s Church in Breda. Mary was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Auburn.

Mary is survived by her sons Kenny Ortner of Ulmer and Alan (Kathy) Ortner of Auburn; daughters Kathy (Don) Sturm of Auburn and Joan (Terry) Eslick of Scranton; 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; brother, Lenus (Madonna) Koster of Breda; and sister, Esther Heim of Auburn.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald Ortner; daughter, Dona Ortner; brothers, Andrew and Herbert Koster and sisters, Lucile Fleskes and Agnes Sievers.2
 
Burial*23 May 2011She was buried on 23 May 2011, at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Auburn, Sac County, Iowa

Family

Donald John Ortner (October 30, 1926 - June 13, 1975)
Children 1.Kenneth Joseph Ortner+
 2.Kathleen Ann Ortner+1
 3.Alan J. Ortner+1
 4.Joan Mari Ortner1
 5.Dana Lea Ortner1 (November 11, 1966 - January 5, 1985)

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 18, 2011.

Donald John Ortner1

M, (October 30, 1926 - June 13, 1975)
FatherHenry John Ortner (September 11, 1900 - December 11, 1976)
MotherBernadine A. Geier (February 5, 1901 - August 25, 1964)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*30 October 1926Donald John Ortner was born on 30 October 1926, at Barry, Big Stone County, Minnesota.1,2 
He was the son of Henry John Ortner and Bernadine A. Geier
Marriage*30 August 1949Donald John Ortner married Mary Margaret Elizabeth Koster, daughter of Joseph Koster and Sophia Katherine Schulte, on 30 August 1949, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa; Rev. John P. Hausmann performed the ceremony.1 
Death*13 June 1975Donald John Ortner died on 13 June 1975, at Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, at age 48.1 
Burial*16 June 1975He was buried on 16 June 1975, at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Auburn, Sac County, Iowa
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Donald John Ortner
AUBURN - Mass Of the resurrection for Donald John Ortner. 48, of Auburn was held Monday at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church at Auburn with the Rev. W. R. Wingert officiating. Burial was at St. Mary's Parish Cemetery at Auburn under the direction of Huffman Memorial Chapel at Lake City.

Mr. Ortner died Friday, June 13 at Veterans Hospital at Omaha. He was born Oct. 30, 1926, the son of Henry and Bernadine Geier Ortner at Barry, Minn. He came to Iowa in 1932 and was married Aug. 30, 1949 to Mary Koster at Breda.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church at Auburn and the American Legion here. He served in the Army during World War II and was a farmer most of his life.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons, Kenneth of Auburn; and Alan, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Donald Sturm of Auburn and Joan and Donna, at home; his father, Henry Ortner , his step-mother; six brothers, Jack of California; Richard of Wisconsin; Melvin of Carroll; Leon of Missouri; Dean and Dennis both of Nebraska; four sisters, Jeanette of New Mexico; Bernadette of California; Darlene of Auburn and Frances of California and one grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his mother and one brother, David.3
 

Family

Mary Margaret Elizabeth Koster (November 6, 1930 - May 14, 2011)
Children 1.Kenneth Joseph Ortner+
 2.Kathleen Ann Ortner+1
 3.Alan J. Ortner+1
 4.Joan Mari Ortner1
 5.Dana Lea Ortner1 (November 11, 1966 - January 5, 1985)

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, 480-24-7387.
  3. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, June 16, 1975.

Anton Joseph Knobbe

M, (July 27, 1892 - June 27, 1953)
FatherClemons John Knobbe Sr. (May 23, 1841 - March 16, 1919)
MotherAnna Marie Teresa Wempe (October 17, 1850 - March 26, 1934)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Name Variation Anton Joseph Knobbe was also known as Anthony Joseph.1 
Birth*27 July 1892He was born on 27 July 1892, at Carroll County, Iowa.1 
He was the son of Clemons John Knobbe Sr. and Anna Marie Teresa Wempe
WWI Draft Registry*5 June 1917Anton Joseph Knobbe was registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 at Carroll County, Iowa.2
Marriage*19 September 1917He married Anna Maria Koster, daughter of Bernard Wilhelm Köster and Margaretha Bernadine Berning, on 19 September 1917, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
Marriage*27 September 1938Anton Joseph Knobbe married Mary Anna Haberl, daughter of Martin Haberl and Margaret Bauer, on 27 September 1938, at Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. 
Death*27 June 1953Anton Joseph Knobbe died on 27 June 1953, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 60.1 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Rites Tuesday For A. J. Knobbe
Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Holy Family Church, Lidderdale, for Anthony J. Knobbe, 60, who died at 8:30 p. m. Saturday at his home one mile east and two and one-quarter miles north of Lidderdale. He had been ill since November.

The Rev. Clemens Knobbe of Lake City, a nephew, will officiate at the requiem mass. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery at Willey.

Rosary Tonight
The body was returned at 2 p.m. Monday from the Olerich Funeral home to the family residence, where the rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m. Monday.

Mr. Knobbe, son of Clem and Mary Knobbe, was a lifelong resident of Carroll County. He was born July 27, 1892, at Breda and had attended the Breda and Willey schools.

He had lived in his present home since 1927.

Mr. Knobbe was married twice. His first wife died in 1927. On Sept. 27, 1938, he was married to Mary Haberl, who survives.

Other survivors include five daughters and one son: Mrs. Louis (Corrine) Hansman, Carroll; Mrs. Leo (Carole) Snyder, Breda; Clinton Knobbe, Glidden; Mrs. Virgil (Cletus) Tannehill, Yetter; and Patricia and Kay at home; two brothers, John. Knobbe, Dedham, and Henry Knobbe, Breda, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Lueke and Mrs. Ann Wessling. One son died at the age of two years.

Mr. Knobbe was a member of Holy Family Church, Lidderdale, and the Holy Name Society of the parish.

War I Veteran
A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the American Legion Post at Breda. Serving in the engineers division, he had been in the European theater for half a year.3
 
Burial*He was buried at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Willey, Carroll County, Iowa

Family 1

Anna Maria Koster (February 1, 1891 - October 7, 1927)
Marriage*19 September 1917He married Anna Maria Koster, daughter of Bernard Wilhelm Köster and Margaretha Bernadine Berning, on 19 September 1917, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
Children 1.Corrine Clara Knobbe+1 (March 6, 1919 - April 3, 1979)
 2.Carole M. Knobbe+1 (June 25, 1920 - January 7, 2000)
 3.Clinton Henry Knobbe+1 (February 10, 1922 - January 10, 2000)
 4.Cletus Rose Knobbe+1 (April 2, 1925 - January 27, 1977)
 5.Thurlow Knobbe1 (circa 1926 - before 1930)

Family 2

Mary Anna Haberl (March 29, 1910 - May 17, 1998)
Marriage*27 September 1938Anton Joseph Knobbe married Mary Anna Haberl, daughter of Martin Haberl and Margaret Bauer, on 27 September 1938, at Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. 
Children 1.Marie Antoinette Knobbe+
 2.Patricia Ann Knobbe+

Citations

  1. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.
  2. [S120] WWI Draft Registration Cards, online <Ancestry.com>, 1642909.
  3. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, June 29, 1953.

Corrine Clara Knobbe1

F, (March 6, 1919 - April 3, 1979)
FatherAnton Joseph Knobbe1 (July 27, 1892 - June 27, 1953)
MotherAnna Maria Koster1 (February 1, 1891 - October 7, 1927)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*6 March 1919Corrine Clara Knobbe was born on 6 March 1919, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
She was the daughter of Anton Joseph Knobbe and Anna Maria Koster.1 
Marriage*2 March 1943Corrine Clara Knobbe married Edward Lauris Hansman on 2 March 1943, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Lidderdale, Carroll County, Iowa; Rev. Schoeppner officiated at the ceremony.1 
Death*3 April 1979Corrine Clara Knobbe died on 3 April 1979, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 60.1 
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Mrs. Ed J. (Corrine) Hansman
WILLEY - Funeral services for Mrs. Ed J. (Corrine) Hansman, 60, of Route 1, Carroll will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Church here with the Rev. James Fangman officiating. Mrs. Hansman died early Tuesday at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

Pallbearers will be Ed P. Brincks, Walt Tigges, Paul Schumacher, John Hackfort , Bob Grossman and Ed Danzer. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Willey. Friends may call at the Twit Funeral Home in Carroll after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Rosaries will be recited at 3 p.m. Wednesday by St. Mary's Ladies Guild and at 8 and 8:45 p.m.

Mrs. Hansman is survived by her husband, four sons, Larry, Louis and Bernard, Carroll and Donald, Council Bluffs; two daughters, Rose Mary, Omaha, Neb., and Mrs. Tom (Ruth) Wenck. Gretna, Neb ; a sister, Mrs. Leo (Carole) Snyder, Breda and a brother, Clinton Knobbe, Coon Rapids, eight grandchildren, her stepmother, Mrs. Marie Knobbe, Carroll and two half-sisters, Mrs. Larry (Kay) Nelson, and Mrs. Larry (Pat) Ruhde, Carroll.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Mrs. Virgil (Cletus) Tannehill and a brother, Thurlow Knobbe in infancy.

Mrs. Hansman was born March 7, 1919, in Carroll, a daughter of Anthony and Anna Koster Knobbe. She was married March 2, 1943, to Edward J. Hansman at Holy Family Church, Lidderdale, with the Rev. Schoeppner officiating. She received her education in schools at Coon Rapids and Lidderdale. She was a member of St. Mary's Church, Willey, and of its Ladies Guild.2
 
Burial*She was buried at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Willey, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

Edward Lauris Hansman (November 26, 1918 - June 9, 1982)
Children 1.Lawrence A. Hansman Jr.+
 2.Louis T. Hansman+
 3.Donald Hansman
 4.Rose Mary Hansman
 5.Ruth Ann Hansman+
 6.Bernard Hansman

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, April 4, 1979.

Edward Lauris Hansman1

M, (November 26, 1918 - June 9, 1982)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*26 November 1918Edward Lauris Hansman was born on 26 November 1918, at Willey, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
Marriage*2 March 1943He married Corrine Clara Knobbe, daughter of Anton Joseph Knobbe and Anna Maria Koster, on 2 March 1943, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Lidderdale, Carroll County, Iowa; Rev. Schoeppner officiated at the ceremony.1 
Death*9 June 1982Edward Lauris Hansman died on 9 June 1982, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 63. 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Edward J. (Lauris) Hansman
WILLEY - Mass of the Christian Burial for Edward J. (Lauris) Hansman, 63, of Route 1, Carroll, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 12, at St. Mary church in Willey with the Rev. James Fangman as celebrant.

Mr. Hansman, a farmer, died Wednesday, June 9, enroute to St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

Ed Danzer will be lector; Donette Hansman, Doug L. Hansman, Ann Hansman, Jon Hansman and Mike Hansman gift-bearers. Pallbearers will be Ed P. Brincks, Walt Tigges, Joe Schumacher, Bob Halbur, Bob Grossman and John Hackfort. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation at the Twit Funeral Home in Carroll will be after 2:30 p.m. Friday. Rosaries will be recited at the funeral home at 3 and 8 p.m. and a scriptural prayer service will be conducted at 8:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Hansman is survived by sons Larry, Louis and Bernard, Carroll; Donald, Council Bluffs; daughters Rose Mary and Ruth Wenck, both of Omaha; a nephew Steven Tannehill, Omaha; brothers Melvin, Seattle, Wash., and Robert, Omaha; sisters: Mrs. George (Marcella) Grossman, Coon Rapids; Mrs. Phyllis Sibenaller, Mrs. Donald (Arlene) Behrens, and Mrs. James (Margaret) Behrens, all of Carroll; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife on April 3, 1979.

Mr. Hansman was born November 26, 1918, at Willey, a son of John and Rose Ann Achatz Hansman. He lived all his life on the farm a mile and a half north of Willey. He received his education at St. Mary School in Willey. On March 2, 1943, he was married to Corinne Knobbe at Holy Family church, Lidderdale, by the Rev. Schoeppner.2
 
Burial*12 June 1982He was buried on 12 June 1982, at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Willey, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

Corrine Clara Knobbe (March 6, 1919 - April 3, 1979)
Children 1.Lawrence A. Hansman Jr.+
 2.Louis T. Hansman+
 3.Donald Hansman
 4.Rose Mary Hansman
 5.Ruth Ann Hansman+
 6.Bernard Hansman

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, June 11, 1982.

Carole M. Knobbe1

F, (June 25, 1920 - January 7, 2000)
Carole M. Knobbe (1930 - 2000) and Leo Francis Snyder ( 1918 - 2001) in about 1980. Photo from the St. Bernard Parish Centennial Book.
FatherAnton Joseph Knobbe1 (July 27, 1892 - June 27, 1953)
MotherAnna Maria Koster1 (February 1, 1891 - October 7, 1927)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Name Variation Carole M. Knobbe was also known as Carolina Helen. 
Name Variation Carole M. Knobbe was also known as Coraline. 
Birth*25 June 1920She was born on 25 June 1920, at Coon Rapids, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
She was the daughter of Anton Joseph Knobbe and Anna Maria Koster.1 
Marriage*16 November 1944Carole M. Knobbe married Leo Francis Snyder, son of Mathew Andrew Snyder and Margaret Catherine Hamers, on 16 November 1944, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Lidderdale, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
Death*7 January 2000Carole M. Knobbe died on 7 January 2000, at Carroll County, Iowa, at age 79.1 
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
CAROLE M. SNYDER
Mass of the Christian burial for Carole M. Snyder will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Breda.

Mrs. Snyder, 79, died Friday, Jan. 7, at her home in rural Breda.

Celebrants at the Mass will be Fathers James Smith and Gary Snyder. Lector will be Ron Hauser. Gift bearers will be Brenda Bruggeman, Belinda Haberl, Amber Haberl, Kim Haberl, Chen Snyder and Debra Snyder. Honorary casket bearers will be Tony Hauser, Jamie Hauser, Andy Armstead, James Armstead, Jeff Snyder and Steven Snyder. Casket bearers will be Bryan Haberl, Chris Hauser, Matt Armstead, Jason Snyder, Robert Snyder Jr. and Tim Hauser. Burial will be at St. Bernard Cemetery in Breda.

Visitation will begin at 3:30 p.m. today, Monday, Jan. 10, at Sharp Funeral Home in Breda. Rosaries will be recited at 4 and 8:15 p.m., the former by the St. Bernard Ladies Guild, and there will be a Christian wake service at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Born June 25, I920, in Coon Rapids, she was a daughter of Anthony and Anna (Koster) Knobbe. She spent her younger years in Coon Rapids and attended schools there and at Lidderdale.

She married Leo Snyder on Nov. 16, 1944, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lidderdale. Following their marriage they farmed in the Breda area and for the last 50 years lived on the farm one mile north of Breda.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, cooking and playing cards. She was a member of St. Bernard Church in Breda and the parish's Ladies Guild.

Mrs. Snyder is survived by her husband, Leo, of Breda; her children, Nancy Hauser and her husband. Ron, of Carroll, Mary Jane Haberl and her husband, Erwin, of Maple River, Robert Snyder and his wife, Connie, of Manning, Linda Armstead and her husband, Duane, of Greenfield, Iowa, and Eugene Snyder and his wife, Joyce of Breda; 18 grandchildren, six great grandchildren; a brother, Cy Knobbe, and his wife, Roceal, of Coon Rapids: and two half-sisters, Kay Nelson and her husband, Larry, of Carroll and Patricia Huegerich and her husband. Jim, of Itasca, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents: two sisters, Corrine Hansman and Cletus Tannehill; her stepmother, Marie Knobbe; and a brother in infancy.2
 
Burial*She was buried at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

Leo Francis Snyder (September 24, 1918 - January 3, 2001)
Marriage*16 November 1944She married Leo Francis Snyder, son of Mathew Andrew Snyder and Margaret Catherine Hamers, on 16 November 1944, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Lidderdale, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
Children 1.Nancy Snyder+
 2.Mary Jane Snyder+
 3.Linda Snyder+
 4.Robert F. Snyder+
 5.Eugene Snyder+

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, January 10, 2000.

Leo Francis Snyder1

M, (September 24, 1918 - January 3, 2001)
FatherMathew Andrew Snyder (January 8, 1879 - November 20, 1952)
MotherMargaret Catherine Hamers (April 4, 1883 - November 17, 1951)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*24 September 1918Leo Francis Snyder was born on 24 September 1918, at Carroll County, Iowa.1 
He was the son of Mathew Andrew Snyder and Margaret Catherine Hamers
Marriage*16 November 1944Leo Francis Snyder married Carole M. Knobbe, daughter of Anton Joseph Knobbe and Anna Maria Koster, on 16 November 1944, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Lidderdale, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
Death*3 January 2001Leo Francis Snyder died on 3 January 2001, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 82.1 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
LEO F. SNYDER
Mass of the Christian burial for Leo F. Snyder of Breda will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at St. Bernard Church in Breda.

Mr. Snyder, 82, died on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

Concelebrating the Mass will be the Revs. James Smith and Gary Snyder. Lector will be Ron Hauser and Eucharistic minister will be John Wittry. Gift bearers will be Brenda Haberl, Belinda Haberl, Amber Haberl and Kim Haberl, Cheri Stadler and Debra Snyder. Casket bearers will be Anthony Hauser, Jamie Hauser, Steven Snyder, Andrew Armstead, Jeff Snyder and James Armstead. Honorary casket bearers will be Chris Hauser, Tim Hauser, Bryan Haberl, Robert W. Snyder, Matthew Armstead and Jason Snyder. Burial will be. at St. Bernard Cemetery in Breda, with military honors by Breda American Legion.

Friends may call after 2:30 p.m. Friday and a rosary will be held at 3 at Sharp Funeral Home in Breda. A Christian wake service by the parish will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

A son of Mathew and Margaret (Hammers) Snyder, he was born on Sept. 24, 1918, at Breda. He attended St. Bernard Schools in Breda and, aside from military service, spent his entire life in Breda. Mr. Snyder was in the U.S. Army from July 1941 to 1945, serving in the Asiatic and Pacific Theaters.

He and Carol M. Knobbe were married on Nov. 16, 1944, at Holy Family Church in Lidderdale. The couple farmed north of Breda for over 50 years. Mr. Snyder was a member of St. Bernard Parish and the Breda American Legion. He enjoyed baseball, fishing and carpentry.

Survivors include three daughters and their husbands, Nancy and Ron Hauser of Carroll, Mary Jane and Erwin Haberl of Maple River and Linda and Duane Armstead of Greenfield; two sons and their wives, Robert and Connie Snyder of Manning and Eugene and Joyce Snyder of Breda; 18 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and four sisters-in-law, Marcella Snyder of Breda, Agnes Snyder of Carroll, Janet Snyder of Breda and Marilyn Snyder of Storm Lake.

Mr. Snyder was preceded in death by parents; his wife Carole in January 2000; four brothers, Adrian Snyder, Irwin Snyder, Leonard Snyder and Richard Snyder; and four sisters, Magdalene Wittry, Lucina Climie, Cleola Jostes and Frances Snyder.2
 
Burial*6 January 2001He was buried on 6 January 2001, at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

Carole M. Knobbe (June 25, 1920 - January 7, 2000)
Children 1.Nancy Snyder+
 2.Mary Jane Snyder+
 3.Linda Snyder+
 4.Robert F. Snyder+
 5.Eugene Snyder+

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, January 4, 2001.

Clinton Henry Knobbe1

M, (February 10, 1922 - January 10, 2000)
FatherAnton Joseph Knobbe1 (July 27, 1892 - June 27, 1953)
MotherAnna Maria Koster1 (February 1, 1891 - October 7, 1927)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Name Variation Clinton Henry Knobbe was also known as Cy. 
Birth*10 February 1922He was born on 10 February 1922, at Carroll County, Iowa.1 
He was the son of Anton Joseph Knobbe and Anna Maria Koster.1 
Marriage*23 November 1943Clinton Henry Knobbe married Roceal Mary Brincks, daughter of Joseph Anton Brincks and Mary Ann Von Bonn, on 23 November 1943, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Willey, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
Death*10 January 2000Clinton Henry Knobbe died on 10 January 2000, at Guthrie Center, Guthrie County, Iowa, at age 77.1,2 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Clinton Henry Knobbe
Mass of the Christian burial for Clinton Henry Knobbe of Bayard will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Coon Rapids.

Mr. Knobbe, 77, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at Guthrie County Hospital in Guthrie Center.

The Rev. Anthony Pick presided at the Mass. Gift bearers will be Holly Knobbe and Sarah Eslick. Lector will be Edra Broich. Eucharistic ministers will be Luella Esdohr and Edra Broich. Casket bearers will be Rusty Janssen, Matt Knobbe, Bret McAlister, Nathan McAlister, Bill Badding and Mark Miller. Burial will be in Orange Township Cemetery near Coon Rapids. A prayer service, followed by a rosary will be held at 8 tonight at Ohde Funeral Home in Coon Rapids with Rev. Pick officiating.

Born Feb. 10, 1922, on his family's farm near Coon Rapids, he was a son of Anthony and Anna (Koster) Knobbe. The family moved to Lidderdale when he was very young, and he attended school there through eighth grade. When he was 4, his mother died. His father later married Marie Haberl.

After he completed his education, he remained at home and farmed with his father.

He and Roceal Brincks were married Nov. 23, 1943, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Willey. The Knobbes farmed near Lidderdale until 1954 then moved to a farm southeast of Coon Rapids. Mr. Knobbe continued to work on antique tractors and farm equipment. After suffering a heart, attack, he moved to Bayard Care Center in October. He was admitted to the hospital a day before his death.

Mr. Knobbe enjoyed fishing and was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church in Goon Rapids.

Survivors include his wife, Roceal, of Bayard; four children and their spouses: Jim and Carol Knobbe of Coon Rapids, Kathy and Monte McAlister of Bayard, Joe and Jerry Knobbe of Coon Rapids and Karen and Dan Eslick of Bayard; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two half-sisters, and their husbands: Kay and Larry Nelson of Carroll and Pat and Jim Huegerich of Texas; and a brother-in-law, Leo Snyder, of Breda.

Mr. Knobbe was preceded, in death by his parents; his stepmother, Marie; three sisters: Corrine Hansman and her husband, Laurie, Carole Snyder and Cletus Tannehill and her husband, Virgil; a brother, Thurow, in infancy; and a daughter-in-law, Judi Jo Knobbe.3
 
Burial*12 January 2000He was buried on 12 January 2000, at Orange Township Cemetery, Coon Rapids, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

Roceal Mary Brincks (February 22, 1923 - May 12, 2007)
Marriage*23 November 1943He married Roceal Mary Brincks, daughter of Joseph Anton Brincks and Mary Ann Von Bonn, on 23 November 1943, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Willey, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
Children 1.James Knobbe+
 2.Joseph Anthony Knobbe+
 3.Karen Ann Knobbe+
 4.Kathleen Mary Knobbe+

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, 480-36-7494.
  3. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, January 11, 2000.

Roceal Mary Brincks1

F, (February 22, 1923 - May 12, 2007)
Roceal Mary (Brincks) Knobbe, 1923 - 2007. Photo from the Carroll Daily Times Herald.
FatherJoseph Anton Brincks (May 31, 1892 - April 9, 1955)
MotherMary Ann Von Bonn (April 22, 1895 - November 20, 1972)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Name Variation Roceal Mary Brincks was also known as Rosy. 
Birth*22 February 1923She was born on 22 February 1923, at Willey, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
She was the daughter of Joseph Anton Brincks and Mary Ann Von Bonn
Marriage*23 November 1943Roceal Mary Brincks married Clinton Henry Knobbe, son of Anton Joseph Knobbe and Anna Maria Koster, on 23 November 1943, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Willey, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
Death*12 May 2007Roceal Mary Brincks died on 12 May 2007, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 84. 
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Roceal Mary "Rosy" Knobbe
Roceal Mary "Rosy" Knobbe, 84, died Saturday, May 12, 2007, at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian burial was held this morning, Tuesday, May 15, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Coon Rapids with the Rev. Anthony Pick presiding and deacon Louis Meiners assisting. Lector and Eucharistic minister was Rosemary Paulsen. Servers were Misty Dentlinger and Tyler Dentlinger. Gift bearers were Mrs. Knobbe's grandchildren. Casket bearers were Andy Knobbe, Tony Knobbe, Rusty Janssen, Nathan McAlister, Bret McAlister and Matthew Knobbe. Burial was in Orange Township Cemetery near Coon Rapids. Ohde Funeral Home of Coon Rapids was in charge of arrangements.

A daughter of Joe A. and Mary (Von Bonn) Brincks, she was born Feb. 22, 1923, at Willey, attended St. Mary School there then worked at home and was a hired hand for other families.

She and Clinton Henry "Cy" Knobbe were married Nov. 23, 1943, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Willey. They had four children. The Knobbes resided at Lidderdale and farmed the Knobbe family farm northeast of town. They purchased a farm southeast of Coon Rapids in 1954 and moved there. Mr. Knobbe moved to Bayard Care Center in 1999 and Mrs. Knobbe moved into Bayard. After her husband died in 2000, Mrs. Knobbe remained in her home until health problems necessitated a move to Bayard Nursing and Rehab Center. When that facility closed in March, she moved to St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll.

She was a member of Annunciation Parish in Coon Rapids and enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning, raising chickens and babysitting her grandchildren.

Survivors include four children: Jim Knobbe and wife Carol of Coon Rapids, Kathleen McAlister and husband Monte of Bayard, Joe Knobbe and wife Jerry of Coon Rapids and Karen Eslick and husband Dan of Bagley; 17 grandchildren: Autumn Miller; Bobbi Jo Tunning, Matthew Knobbe, Aaron Kenyon, Angie McAlister, Heather Badding, Bret McAlister, Nathan McAlister, Rusty Janssen, Misty Lincoln, Holly Knobbe, Tony Knobbe, Andy Knobbe, Sarah Eslick, Monica Eslick, Dannie Ann Eslick and Austin Eslick; 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Melvina Hahn of Carroll and Delores Kasperbauer and husband Delbert of Carroll; a brother, Alphonse "Bud" Brincks, of Willey; and siblings- in-law Henry Seidl of Carroll, Diane Brincks of Carroll, Kay Nelson and husband Larry of Carroll and Patricia Huegerich of Texas.

Mrs. Knobbe was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter-in-law, Judi Jo Knobbe; and five siblings: Leonard Brincks, Bernadine Rust, Agatha Hackfort, Bernilda Seidl and Donald Brincks.2
 
Burial*15 May 2007She was buried on 15 May 2007, at Orange Township Cemetery, Coon Rapids, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

Clinton Henry Knobbe (February 10, 1922 - January 10, 2000)
Marriage*23 November 1943She married Clinton Henry Knobbe, son of Anton Joseph Knobbe and Anna Maria Koster, on 23 November 1943, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Willey, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
Children 1.James Knobbe+
 2.Joseph Anthony Knobbe+
 3.Karen Ann Knobbe+
 4.Kathleen Mary Knobbe+

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 15, 2007.

Cletus Rose Knobbe1

F, (April 2, 1925 - January 27, 1977)
FatherAnton Joseph Knobbe1 (July 27, 1892 - June 27, 1953)
MotherAnna Maria Koster1 (February 1, 1891 - October 7, 1927)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*2 April 1925Cletus Rose Knobbe was born on 2 April 1925, at Carroll County, Iowa.1 
She was the daughter of Anton Joseph Knobbe and Anna Maria Koster.1 
Marriage*1948Cletus Rose Knobbe married Virgil Wayne Tannehill, son of John C. Tannehill and Nina Smith, in 1948.1 
Death*27 January 1977Cletus Rose Knobbe died on 27 January 1977, at Radcliffe, Hardin County, Iowa, at age 51.1 
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Mrs. Virgil Tannehill
LAKE CITY - Funeral services for Mrs. Virgil (Cletus Rose) Tannehill, 51, were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Huffman Memorial Chapel, Lake City, with the Rev. Jerome Koenig officiating. Burial was at the Lake City Cemetery.

Mrs. Tannehill, formerly of Lake City, died Thursday in her home at Radcliffe. She was born April 2, 1925, the daughter of Anthony and Anna Koster Knobbe in Carroll County.

Survivors are her husband, Virgil of Radcliffe; a son, Steven of Carroll; four sisters, Mrs. Ed Hansman of Carroll, Mrs. Leo Snyder of Breda, Mrs. Larry Nelson of Carroll and Mrs. Larry Ruhde of Carroll; a stepmother, Mrs. Mary Knobbe of Carroll, and a brother, Clinton Knobbe of Coon Rapids.

Preceding her in death was a son, William.2
 
Burial*She was buried at Lake City Cemetery, Lake City, Calhoun County, Iowa

Family

Virgil Wayne Tannehill (November 25, 1924 - September 30, 1992)
Children 1.William A. Tannehill1 (August 4, 1948 - July 3, 1973)
 2.Steven L. Tannehill+

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, January 31, 1977.

Virgil Wayne Tannehill1

M, (November 25, 1924 - September 30, 1992)
FatherJohn C. Tannehill
MotherNina Smith
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*25 November 1924Virgil Wayne Tannehill was born on 25 November 1924, at Yetter, Calhoun County, Iowa.1 
He was the son of John C. Tannehill and Nina Smith
Marriage*1948Virgil Wayne Tannehill married Cletus Rose Knobbe, daughter of Anton Joseph Knobbe and Anna Maria Koster, in 1948.1 
Death*30 September 1992Virgil Wayne Tannehill died on 30 September 1992, at Ames, Story County, Iowa, at age 67.1 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Virgil Wayne Tannehill
Virgil Wayne Tannehill, 67, of Ellsworth, Iowa, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1992, at the Grand Avenue Care Center in Ames.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 3, at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Jewell, Iowa, with Pastor Lee Laaveg officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Jewell.

Mr. Tannehill was born Nov. 25, 1924, in Yetter, Iowa, to John C. and Nina (Smith) Tannehill. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He married Cletus Knobbe in 1948. She preceded him in death in January of 1977. On June 1, 1984, he was married to Sharon Beverly Anderson at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Des Moines. He worked for the Chicago-Northwestern Railroad for 24 years, retiring in 1976. He resided in Ellsworth since 1984, having lived in Radcliffe and Stratford, Iowa, previously.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon, of Ellsworth; one son, Steve Tannehill, of Omaha, Neb; one step-daughter, Lisa Heckman, of Ellsworth; two grandchildren, Zachary and Renee Tannehill; two brothers, Lee of Wall Lake and Ray of Auburn; and five sisters, Lucille Stone of' Tucson, Ariz., Iva Stone and Erma Stringer, both of Lake City, and Ruby Fink and Evelyn Holm, both of Yetter.

He was preceded in death by his first wife; one son, William; one brother, John, Jr; and two sisters, May and Myrtle.2
 
Burial*He was buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Jewell, Hamilton County, Iowa. 

Family

Cletus Rose Knobbe (April 2, 1925 - January 27, 1977)
Children 1.William A. Tannehill1 (August 4, 1948 - July 3, 1973)
 2.Steven L. Tannehill+

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, October 6, 1992.

Thurlow Knobbe1

M, (circa 1926 - before 1930)
FatherAnton Joseph Knobbe1 (July 27, 1892 - June 27, 1953)
MotherAnna Maria Koster1 (February 1, 1891 - October 7, 1927)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*circa 1926Thurlow Knobbe was born circa 1926, at Carroll County, Iowa. 
He was the son of Anton Joseph Knobbe and Anna Maria Koster.1 
Death*before 1930Thurlow Knobbe died before 1930; two years old when he died.1 

Citations

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

Hazel Mary Van Erdewyk1

F, (January 16, 1897 - February 28, 1988)
Hazel (Van Erdewyk) Koster, about 1980. Photo from the St. Bernard Parish Centennial Book.
FatherFrank Van Erdewyk Jr. (January 15, 1874 - June 21, 1955)
MotherMary Berger (December 18, 1874 - May 21, 1917)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*16 January 1897Hazel Mary Van Erdewyk was born on 16 January 1897, at Burt, Kossuth County, Iowa.1 
She was the daughter of Frank Van Erdewyk Jr. and Mary Berger
Marriage*19 September 1917Hazel Mary Van Erdewyk married Clemens Koster, son of Bernard Wilhelm Köster and Margaretha Bernadine Berning, on 19 September 1917, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa; Rev. J.A. Schulte officiated at the double ring ceremony.1 
Death*28 February 1988Hazel Mary Van Erdewyk died on 28 February 1988, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 91.1 
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Mrs. Clemens (Hazel) Koster
BREDA - Mass of the Christian burial for Mrs. Clemens (Hazel) Koster, 91, of Breda, will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, at St. Bernard Church In Breda. Officiating will be her son, the Rev. Dale Koster, and the Rev. Thomas Munn.

She died Sunday, Feb. 28, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll. Burial will be at St. Bernard Parish Cemetery.

Lector for the service will be her son, Urban Koster. Gift bearers will be Doris Scanlan, Janice Dietzenbach, Jane Koster, Jennifer Koster and Ramona Kazynski. Mass servers will be Ray Koster, Neil Koster and Wade Thelen. Casket bearers will be Bruce Koster, Richard Staiert, Robert Ludwig, Douglas Hannasch, Leo Koster and Gary Schmidt.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today at Sharp Funeral Home In Breda. Rosaries will recited today at 3 p.m. by the St. Bernard Ladies Guild, at 4 by the Breda Senior Citizens Club, and at 8:45. There will be a scriptural prayer service at 8 by St. Bernard Parish.

Survivors include five sons, Floyd Koster, and his wife. Teresa, of Breda, Edgar Koster, and his wife, Delores, of Clinton, Ark., the Rev. Dale Koster of Lohrville, Urban Koster, and his wife, Pat, of Breda, and Jerome Koster, and his wife, Jean, of Stanton; seven daughters, Mrs. Irvin (Pearl) Staiert of Carroll, Mrs. Otmar (Elaine) Bierl of Arcadia, Mrs. Duane (Anita) Hannasch of Carroll, Mrs. Ivan (Alma) Schroeder of Elma, Mrs. Romaine (Norma) Ludwig of Vail, Mrs. Van (Myrna) Schmidt of Three Forks. Mont, and Mrs. Alice Thielen of Carroll; 67 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; a sister. Sister Angeline (Helen Van Erdewyk), F.S.P.A. of LaCrosse, Wis; a brother- in-law, Art Otto of Lidderdale; and a sister-in-law, Tina Van Erdewyk of Brandt S.D.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clemens, in 1971; two daughters, Helen Bertrand and Margaret Mary (in infancy); a son, Leo (In infancy); a son-in-law, Franklin Thielen; two grandchildren; four brothers; and two sisters.

Hazel Van Erdewyk was born Jan. 16, 1897, at Burt, Iowa, a daughter of Frank and Mary (Berger) Van Erdewyk. As a child, she came to the Breda community where she attended St. Bernard Schools. She then attended St. Angela's Academy and the Normal School in Carroll where she specialized in secretarial training. She was then employed at the Breda Savings Bank in Breda.

On Sept. 19, 1917, she married Clemens Koster at St. Bernard Church in Breda. Following their marriage, the couple farmed five miles southwest of Breda until 1958 when they moved to Breda.

She was a member of St. Bernard Parish, the Parish Ladies Guild, the Third Order of St. Francis of Assisi and the Breda Senior Citizens Club.2
 
Burial*She was buried at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

Clemens Koster (December 21, 1893 - February 11, 1971)
Children 1.Floyd F. Koster+1 (August 6, 1918 - November 13, 2013)
 2.Pearl S. Koster+1 (March 10, 1920 - July 26, 2004)
 3.Edgar William Koster+1 (September 29, 1921 - January 26, 2017)
 4.Elaine Edna Koster+1 (February 8, 1923 - March 29, 2006)
 5.Rev. Dale Koster1
 6.Alma Koster+1
 7.Anita C. Koster+1
 8.Urban A. Koster+1
 9.Helen M. Koster1 (April 8, 1931 - November 1, 1976)
 10.Jerome Leo Koster+1 (November 15, 1932 - November 6, 2015)
 11.Norma Jean Koster+1
 12.Margaret May Koster1 (June 11, 1936 - July 20, 1936)
 13.Myrna Koster+1
 14.Alice Koster+1
 15.Leo Koster1 (September 8, 1942 - September 8, 1942)

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 29, 1988.

Floyd F. Koster1

M, (August 6, 1918 - November 13, 2013)
Floyd Koster, 1918 - 2013. Photo from the Carroll Daily Times Herald.
FatherClemens Koster1 (December 21, 1893 - February 11, 1971)
MotherHazel Mary Van Erdewyk1 (January 16, 1897 - February 28, 1988)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*6 August 1918Floyd F. Koster was born on 6 August 1918, at Carroll County, Iowa.1 
He was the son of Clemens Koster and Hazel Mary Van Erdewyk.1 
Marriage*1 December 1945Floyd F. Koster married Teresa Garcia, daughter of Jose Gil and Isabel Garcia, on 1 December 1945, at St. Clare Catholic Church, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California.1 
Death*13 November 2013Floyd F. Koster died on 13 November 2013, at Wymore, Gage County, Nebraska, at age 95. 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary from the Sharp Funeral Home, Carroll, Iowa.
Floyd Koster
Floyd Koster, 95, of Wymore, Nebraska and formerly of Breda, died Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at the Wymore Good Samaritan Center in Wymore, Nebraska.

A Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Breda. The Celebrant will be Fr. Gary Snyder. Music will be by Marilyn Hundling and the St. Bernard’s Choir. Lector for the funeral mass will be Pat Koster. Gift Bearers will be Floyd’s grandchildren. Eucharistic Minister will be Mike Braun. The Breda Catholic Order of Foresters will form an honor guard for the funeral mass. Burial will be in St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Breda with military honors conducted by the Breda American Legion.

Friends may call at the Sharp Funeral Home in Breda, after 5 p.m. Monday where there will be a Christian Wake Service by St. Bernard’s Parish at 6:30 p.m. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Sharp Funeral Home in Breda, and online condolence may be left for Floyd’s family at www.sharpfuneral.com

Floyd was born on August 6, 1918, at Breda, Iowa to Clemens and Hazel (Van Erdewyk) Koster. He graduated from St. Bernard School. He served in the United States Army during World War II. While stationed at Fort Ord in California, he met Teresa Garcia. When he was transferred to the European Theater, he told her he would return on Thanksgiving for her. It took four years, but he returned on Thanksgiving of 1945 and they were married on December 1, 1945. Floyd graduated from Iowa State University in 1949 with a degree in Agronomy. He started his career in the Soil Conservation service in Washington, Iowa. From there he became the first soil conservationist for Sioux County, Iowa. He lived in Alton, Iowa until he retired in 1976. He and Teresa moved to Breda, Iowa and spent the next 25 years wintering in Las Vegas, Nevada. At the age of 90, they moved to the Good Samaritan Center in Wymore, Nebraska to be closer to his daughter and great grandchildren.

Floyd was a lifetime member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and a 50 plus year member of the Breda American Legion, Fred F. and Norman J. Bruning Post #607. He was also a member for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Knights of Columbus and belonged to both St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wymore and St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Breda. He enjoyed wood working, carving, bowling, traveling, visiting his children and grandchildren, playing Keno and playing dominos with his great grandchildren.

Survivors include son Bruce Koster of Sioux Falls, SD; daughters Carol (Mike) Braun of Wymore, Nebraska, Donna (Tim) McBride of Fruitland, Idaho, Diana (Keith) Schneck of Las Vegas, Nevada and Linda (Jim) Grivet of Diamondville, Wyoming. Grandchildren include Chris (Sherry) Braun, Robert (Deb) Braun, Amy (Dan) Sorensen, Bret McBride, Brian (Laree) McBride, Scott McBride, Amanda (Jeff) Gibson, Matt Koster and Christina (Eric) Brunelle. Great Grandchildren are Michael Braun, Grant, Claire and AJ Braun, Kaylee McBride, Mika and Preston McBride, Griffin Gibson and Kate Sorensen.

Surviving brothers and sisters are Edgar Koster, Reverand Dale Koster, Urban (Pat) Koster, Jerome Koster, Alma (Ivan) Schroeder, Anita (Duane) Hannasch, Myrna (Van) Schmidt, Norma Jean Ludwig and Alice Thielen.

He was preceded in death by his wife Teresa, his parents Clem and Hazel Koster; and sisters: Helen Bertrand, Pearl Staiert and Elaine Bierl.
 
Burial*He was buried at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

Teresa Garcia (October 24, 1918 - October 31, 2011)
Children 1.Carol Koster+
 2.Bruce I. Koster+
 3.Donna Marie Koster+ (February 2, 1950 - September 7, 2017)
 4.Diana Koster+
 5.Linda Koster

Citations

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

Teresa Garcia1

F, (October 24, 1918 - October 31, 2011)
Teresa (Garcia) Koster, 1918 - 2011. Photo from the Carroll Daily Times Herald.
FatherJose Gil
MotherIsabel Garcia
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Name Variation Teresa Garcia was also known as Gil. 
Birth*24 October 1918She was born on 24 October 1918, at Waialua, Maui County, Hawaii.1 
She was the daughter of Jose Gil and Isabel Garcia
Marriage*1 December 1945Teresa Garcia married Floyd F. Koster, son of Clemens Koster and Hazel Mary Van Erdewyk, on 1 December 1945, at St. Clare Catholic Church, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California.1 
Death*31 October 2011Teresa Garcia died on 31 October 2011, at Wymore, Gage County, Nebraska, at age 93. 
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Teresa Koster
Teresa Koster, 93 of Wymore, Neb., formerly of Breda, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at the Wymore Good Samaritan Center in Wymore.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Breda. Celebrant will be the Rev. Joe Dillinger. Con-celebrant will be the Rev. Dale Koster. Lector for the funeral Mass will be Pat Koster. Gift bearers will be Teresa’s granddaughters Amy Sorensen, Christina Bruenelle and Amanda Gibson. Eucharistic ministers will be Mike Braun and Urban Koster. The Breda American Legion Auxiliary will form an honor guard. Burial will be at St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Breda. Friends may call at Sharp Funeral Home in Breda after 6 p.m. Thursday. There will be a prayer service by the parish at 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be left at the funeral home or the church for St. Bernard’s Parish.

Teresa was born on Oct. 24, 1918, at Waialua, Hawaii, daughter of Jose and Isabel (Garcia) Gil. At age 5 she moved with her family to Santa Clara, Calif., where she attended school. On Dec. 1, 1945, she married Floyd Koster following his discharge from the U.S. Army.

Floyd and Teresa then moved to Ames while Floyd attended Iowa State University. Following his graduation they moved to Washington, Iowa, and then to Alton until Floyd’s retirement.

While in Alton, she raised five children, and also worked at Kahout Cap Factory. After retirement Floyd and Teresa moved to Breda and also spent part of each year in Las Vegas and traveled the country to visit their children.

At age 90, she and Floyd moved to the Good Samaritan Center in Wymore to be near their daughter Carol and their grandchildren.

She enjoyed bowling, traveling, visiting her children, playing Keno, and flower gardening. She especially enjoyed the many winters they spent in Las Vegas, and they always remembered their 50th wedding anniversary party at Las Vegas with the many family members who came to share it with them.

Teresa was a 50-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary and throughout her lifetime was a member at St. Mary’s Church in Alton, St. Bernard’s Church in Breda, and most recently a member of St. Mary’s Church in Wymore.

Survivors include her husband, Floyd of Wymore, Neb; her son, Bruce Koster of Leawood, Kan; her daughters: Carol Braun and her husband Michael of Wymore, Neb., Donna McBride and her husband Tim of Fruitland, Idaho, Diana Schneck and her husband Keith of Las Vegas, and Linda Grivet and her husband Jim of Diamondville, Wyo; her grandchildren, Chris Braun and wife Sherry of Oak Harbor, Wash., Rob Braun and wife Deb of Omaha, Neb., Amy Sorensen and husband Dan of Sioux Falls, S.D., Bret McBride of Boise, Idaho, Brian McBride and wife Laree of Fruitland, Idaho, Scott McBride of Boise, Idaho, Amanda Gibson and husband Jeff of Prairie Village, Kan., Matt Koster of Leawood, Kan., and Christina Bruenelle and husband Eric of Las Vegas; great-grandchildren, Michael Braun, Grant, Claire and AJ Braun; Kaylee McBride, Mika and Preston McBride; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Edgar Koster of Auburn, the Rev. Dale Koster of Auburn, Jerome Koster of Breda, Urban (Pat) Koster of Breda, Bill Garcia of Sacramento, Calif., Otmar Bierl of Arcadia, Alma (Ivan) Schroeder of Elma, Anita (Duane) Hannasch of Carroll, Myrna (Van) Schmidt of Three Forks, Mont., Norma Jean Ludwig of Vail, and Alice Thielen of Carroll; as well as many nieces, and nephews.

Teresa was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Josephine Garcia, Mary Martin, Isabel Garcia, and Antonia Garcia, brothers Bert Gil, Frank Gil, Mike Garcia, and Joe Garcia, and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.2
 
Burial*4 November 2011She was buried on 4 November 2011, at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

Floyd F. Koster (August 6, 1918 - November 13, 2013)
Marriage*1 December 1945She married Floyd F. Koster, son of Clemens Koster and Hazel Mary Van Erdewyk, on 1 December 1945, at St. Clare Catholic Church, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California.1 
Children 1.Carol Koster+
 2.Bruce I. Koster+
 3.Donna Marie Koster+ (February 2, 1950 - September 7, 2017)
 4.Diana Koster+
 5.Linda 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 1, 2011.

Pearl S. Koster1

F, (March 10, 1920 - July 26, 2004)
Pearl (Koster) Staiert, 1920-2004. Photo from Ancestry.com.
FatherClemens Koster1 (December 21, 1893 - February 11, 1971)
MotherHazel Mary Van Erdewyk1 (January 16, 1897 - February 28, 1988)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*10 March 1920Pearl S. Koster was born on 10 March 1920, at Carroll County, Iowa.1 
She was the daughter of Clemens Koster and Hazel Mary Van Erdewyk.1 
Marriage*23 November 1943Pearl S. Koster married Irvin B. Staiert, son of William John Staiert and Elizabeth M. Weber, on 23 November 1943, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
Death*26 July 2004Pearl S. Koster died on 26 July 2004, at Carroll County, Iowa, at age 84. 
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Pearl S. Staiert
Carroll - Pearl Staiert, 84, of rural Carroll died Monday, July 26, 2004, at her residence following a lingering illness.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 30, at St. John Church in Arcadia. Celebrants will be Fathers John Thomas and Dale Koster. Lector will be Benny Wessel. Gift bearers will be granddaughters: Stephanie Staiert, Dawn Staiert, Nicole Staiert and Sarah Miller. Eucharistic ministers will be Susan Miller and Richard Staiert. Casket bearers will be grandsons: Jason Staiert, Joe Staiert, Rich Staiert, Bob Staiert, Josh Miller, Zach Miller and Jeff Staiert. Burial will be at St. John Cemetery in Arcadia.

Visitation will begin at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll. A rosary will be recited by the St. John Christian Mother's Sodality at 3 p.m. and the parish will hold a Christian wake service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

A daughter of Clemens and Hazel (Van Erdewyk) Koster, she was born March 10, 1920, at Breda where she spent her younger years and attended St. Bernard Schools.

She married Irvin B. Staiert on Nov. 23,1943, at St. Bernard Church in Breda with Father Edgar Schleyer officiating. The couple spent their married life on the family farm six miles west of Carroll.

Mrs. Staiert was a homemaker and member of St. John Parish, Parish Christian Mother's Sodality, the Carroll County Historical Society and the Lincoln Highway Association. She enjoyed her family, genealogy, traveling, needlework, gardening; cooking and working on the farm.

Survivors include eight children: Richard Staiert and his wife, Jeanette, of Coon Rapids, Minn., Dennis Staiert and his wife, Patricia, of Carroll, James Staiert of Carroll, Lavonne Staiert of Ames, Susan Miller and her husband, Steve, of Carlisle, Lyle Staiert and his wife, Becky, of Auburn, Jean Staiert of Indianola and Helen Staiert of Des Moines; 11 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; six sisters: Elaine Bierl and her husband, Otmar, of Arcadia, Anita Hannasch and her husband, Duane, of Carroll, Alma Schroeder and her husband, Ivan, of Elma, Norma Jean Ludwig of Vail, Myrna Schmidt and her husband, Van, of Three Forks, Mont., and Alice Thielen of Carroll; and five brothers: Floyd Koster and his wife, Terry, of Breda, Edgar Koster of Auburn, Father Dale Koster of Auburn, Urban Koster and his wife, Pat, of Breda and Jerome Koster and his wife, Jean, of Breda.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Irvin Staiert, in November 1991; a grandson, William Staiert; and a sister, Helen Bertrand.2
 
Burial*30 July 2004She was buried on 30 July 2004, at St. John Catholic Cemetery, Arcadia, Carroll County, Iowa

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, July 27, 2004.

Irvin B. Staiert1

M, (June 8, 1919 - November 10, 1991)
Irvin B. Staiert, 1919 - 1991. Photo from Ancestry.com.
FatherWilliam John Staiert (February 20, 1880 - November 11, 1948)
MotherElizabeth M. Weber (August 19, 1881 - June 27, 1976)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*8 June 1919Irvin B. Staiert was born on 8 June 1919, at Carroll County, Iowa.1 
He was the son of William John Staiert and Elizabeth M. Weber
Marriage*23 November 1943Irvin B. Staiert married Pearl S. Koster, daughter of Clemens Koster and Hazel Mary Van Erdewyk, on 23 November 1943, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
Death*10 November 1991Irvin B. Staiert died on 10 November 1991, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 72.1,2 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Irvin Staiert
Irvin Staiert, 72, of rural Carroll, died Sunday morning, Nov. 10, 1991, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll of an apparent heart condition.

Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at St. John Catholic Church in Arcadia. Celebrants will be Monsignor James K. Lafferty and Father Dale Koster. Burial will be at St. John Cemetery in Arcadia. Lector for the Mass will be Leon Wernimont. Gift bearers will be Dawn and Stephanie Staiert. Mass servers will be Robert and Joseph Staiert. Casket bearers will be Leon Wernimont, Leon Kennebeck, Dave Staiert, Doug Staiert, Leon Bierl and Robert Ludwig.

Visitation will begin at 2:30 p.m. today, Monday, at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll. Rosaries will be recited at the funeral home today at 3 and 8:30 p.m., the latter by the Carroll Knights of Columbus. There will also be a Christian wake service at 7:30 tonight by St. John Parish.

Born June, 8, 1919, in rural Carroll, Mr. Staiert was a son of William and Elizabeth (Weber) Staiert. He spent his entire lifetime on the family farm six miles west of Carroll on old Highway 30. He attended St. John Schools in Arcadia.

On Nov. 23, 1943, he was married to Pearl Koster at St. Bernard Church in Breda by Father Edgar Schleyer. Following their marriage the couple made their home on the same family farm.

He was a member of St. John Parish at Arcadia and was an honorary Life Member of the Carroll Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Staiert is survived by his wife, Pearl, of Carroll; children: Richard Staiert and his wife, Jeanette, of Coon Rapids, Minn; Dennis Staiert and his wife, Patricia, of Carroll; James Staiert of Carroll; Lavonne Staiert of Richmond, Va; Susan Miller and her husband, Steve, of Carlisle, Iowa; Lyle Staiert and his wife, Becky, of Auburn, Iowa; Jeane Marie Staiert of Indianola, Iowa; and Helen Staiert of Des Moines; 10 grandchildren; and a brother, Joe Staiert, and his wife, Georgeen, of Carroll.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and four sisters, Amelia Wernimont, Caroline Nieland, Dorothy Kennebeck and Viola Nieland.3
 
Burial*He was buried at St. John Catholic Cemetery, Arcadia, Carroll County, Iowa

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, 380-42-3528.
  3. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, November 11, 1991.

Edgar William Koster1

M, (September 29, 1921 - January 26, 2017)
Edgar W. Koster, 1921 - 2017.
FatherClemens Koster1 (December 21, 1893 - February 11, 1971)
MotherHazel Mary Van Erdewyk1 (January 16, 1897 - February 28, 1988)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*29 September 1921Edgar William Koster was born on 29 September 1921, at Carroll County, Iowa.1 
He was the son of Clemens Koster and Hazel Mary Van Erdewyk.1 
Marriage*4 November 1947Edgar William Koster married Delores Bachman, daughter of Anton Eugene Bachman and Helena Neppl, on 4 November 1947, at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Auburn, Sac County, Iowa; Rev. Fr. Dean Walker performed the double ring ceremony.1,2 
Death*26 January 2017Edgar William Koster died on 26 January 2017, at St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, at age 95. 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary from the Lampe Funeral Home, Lake City, Iowa.
Edgar Koster
St. Paul, MN – Edgar W. Koster, 95, formerly of Auburn died peacefully in St. Paul MN on Thursday January 26, 2017. Edgar was born in Breda IA to Clem and Hazel Koster on September 29, 1921. During the last few years of his life, he shared a lot about his growing up years in Breda. He liked to hunt, fish and work on the farm. He told stories of using horses in the fields and getting out of school for 2 weeks in the fall for harvesting corn. He talked about getting electricity and Grandpa’s first car. And he also shared stories of shenanigans he played on, and with, his siblings.

In 1942, Edgar enlisted in the Navy and proudly served his country in the South Pacific during WW II. He spent time in New Zealand, Efate, Australia and was on a mine sweeper that cleared the mines out of the waters around Iwo Jima before the great victory. He was honorably discharged in 1945 and he returned to Breda to help farm. For entertainment, he would go to dances in the area ballrooms, and it was at one of these dances he met Delores Bachman; 3 months later he proposed to her.

In 1947, he and Delores were married. They began their life together farming near Breda. In 1957, they bought a farm in Stacyville, and continued farming until 1964, when he switched careers to sell insurance and later, real estate. In 1978, Edgar retired and they moved to Clinton, Arkansas so he could spend more time fishing. In 1990, they moved to Auburn, IA to be closer to family. Edgar and Delores celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1997. Even after 50 years, Edgar would still get a spark in his eyes whenever Delores walked into the room. When she died in 2000, his life was never the same.

Edgar and Delores had 11 children. Surviving him are his daughters, Karen Cain, Jane, Nancy (Mike)Teasdale and Mary (Efren) Vintimilla and sons, Daniel, Dale (Jennifer), Paul (Carole) and Craig; daughter in law Teresa Ondracek; 17 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He is further survived by 2 brothers, 5 sisters, and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his wife, Delores, sons, Pat and Mark, daughter Kristy, son in law Larry Cain, his parents, 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

Edgar donated his body to the University of Iowa College of Medicine. A memorial Mass is planned for a later date.
 

Family

Delores Bachman (October 10, 1925 - April 1, 2000)
Children 1.Patrick Anthony Koster (January 25, 1950 - January 3, 1988)
 2.Mark Edgar Koster (May 9, 1951 - November 7, 2012)
 3.Karen Marie Koster+
 4.Jane Ann Koster
 5.Nancy Jean Koster+
 6.Kristy Kay Koster (March 21, 1959 - February 22, 2014)
 7.Daniel Allen Koster
 8.Dale Joseph Koster+
 9.Paul Girard Koster+
 10.Mary Elizabeth Koster1
 11.Craig William 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 5, 1947.

Delores Bachman1

F, (October 10, 1925 - April 1, 2000)
FatherAnton Eugene Bachman (October 23, 1895 - August 8, 1975)
MotherHelena Neppl (June 29, 1898 - August 21, 1968)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*10 October 1925Delores Bachman was born on 10 October 1925, at Breda, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
She was the daughter of Anton Eugene Bachman and Helena Neppl
Marriage*4 November 1947Delores Bachman married Edgar William Koster, son of Clemens Koster and Hazel Mary Van Erdewyk, on 4 November 1947, at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Auburn, Sac County, Iowa; Rev. Fr. Dean Walker performed the double ring ceremony.1,2 
Death*1 April 2000Delores Bachman died on 1 April 2000, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 74.1 
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
DELORES KOSTER
Mass of the Christian burial for Delores Koster was at 10:30 a.m. today, Monday, April 3, 2000, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Auburn.

Mrs. Koster, 74, of Auburn, died Saturday, April 1, at St, Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

The Rev. Mark Harrington officiated at the service. Burial was St. Mary Parish Cemetery in Auburn. Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City was in charge of arrangements.

Born Oct. 1, 1925, in Breda, she was a daughter of Anton and Helena (Neppl) Bachman. She graduated from Auburn High School in 1943. On Nov, 4, 1947, she married Edgar Koster at St. Mary Catholic Church in Auburn. They lived in Breda for 11 years, Stacyville, Iowa, for 22 years, Clinton, Ark., for 11 years and Auburn for the past 11 years. Mrs. Koster was a homemaker and day trader. She was active in Rosary Makers, the senior citizens congregate meal program and St. Mary Church Circle. She also was a New Hope Village volunteer.

Mrs. Koster is survived by her husband, Edgar, of Auburn; five daughters, Karen Cain of Janesville, Wis., Jane Koster of Minneapolis, Minn., Nancy Teasdale of Edina, Minn., Kristy Koster of Ames and Mary Koster of Minneapolis, Minn; five sons, Mark Koster of Sac City, Daniel Koster of Bridgeport, Texas, Dale Koster of Casper, Wyo., Paul Koster of Lake Bridgeport, Texas, and Craig Koster of Chaska, Minn; nine grandchildren; and six brothers, Otmar, Cletus and Duane Bachman, all of Auburn, Raphael Bachman of Escondido, Calif., Edwin Bachman of Fort Dodge and Jim Bachman of Prineville, Ore.

She was preceded in death by a son, Patrick Koster, in 1988; and a sister, Marilyn Bachman, at birth in 1939.3
 
Burial*3 April 2000She was buried on 3 April 2000, at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Auburn, Sac County, Iowa

Family

Edgar William Koster (September 29, 1921 - January 26, 2017)
Children 1.Patrick Anthony Koster (January 25, 1950 - January 3, 1988)
 2.Mark Edgar Koster (May 9, 1951 - November 7, 2012)
 3.Karen Marie Koster+
 4.Jane Ann Koster
 5.Nancy Jean Koster+
 6.Kristy Kay Koster (March 21, 1959 - February 22, 2014)
 7.Daniel Allen Koster
 8.Dale Joseph Koster+
 9.Paul Girard Koster+
 10.Mary Elizabeth Koster1
 11.Craig William 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 5, 1947.
  3. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, April 3, 2000.

Elaine Edna Koster1

F, (February 8, 1923 - March 29, 2006)
FatherClemens Koster1 (December 21, 1893 - February 11, 1971)
MotherHazel Mary Van Erdewyk1 (January 16, 1897 - February 28, 1988)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*8 February 1923Elaine Edna Koster was born on 8 February 1923, at Carroll County, Iowa.1 
She was the daughter of Clemens Koster and Hazel Mary Van Erdewyk.1 
Death*29 March 2006Elaine Edna Koster died on 29 March 2006, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 83. 
Burial*1 April 2006She was buried on 1 April 2006, at St. John Catholic Cemetery, Arcadia, Carroll County, Iowa
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Elaine Bierl
ARCADIA - Elaine E. Bierl, 83, of Arcadia, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll following a long illness.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 1, at St. John Catholic Church in Arcadia with the Rev. John Thomas presiding. Mrs. Bierl’s brother, the Rev. Dale Koster, and the Rev. Richard Remmes will concelebrate. Lectors will be granddaughters: Rachel Kitt, Jenny Irlmeier and Kerry Bierl. Gift bearers will be granddaughters: Nicole Bierl, Amy Wiederin and Katie Bierl. Servers will be a grandson, Nick Bierl, and Shawn Higgins. Eucharistic minister will be a daughter, Janice Dietzenbach. Casket bearers will be grandsons: Michael Dietzenbach, Paul Dietzenbach, Wes Bierl, Chad Irlmeier, Matt Bierl, Michael Bierl, Jeff Bierl and Brian Irlmeier. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery at Arcadia.

Visitation starts at 2:30 p.m., the St. John Christian Mothers will lead a rosary at 3 p.m. and St. John Parish will hold a Christian wake service at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll.

A daughter of Clem and Hazel (Van Erdewyk) Koster, she was born Feb. 8, 1923, at Breda, attended St. Bernard School there and spent her younger years in community. She and Otmar J. Bierl were married Nov. 21, 1944, at St. Bernard Church in Breda. They farmed north of Arcadia until 1984, when they moved into Arcadia. Mrs. Bierl was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. John Parish and Christian Mothers and enjoyed playing cards, quilting for her family, sewing, needlework, crocheting, gardening, flowers and making rosaries.

Survivors include her husband, Otmar, of Arcadia; five children: Janice Dietzenbach and her husband, Donald, of Urbandale, Leon Bierl and his wife, Alyce, of Arcadia, Ron Bierl and his wife, Sharon, of Westside, Nadine Irlmeier and her husband, Dave, of Manning and Dale Bierl and his wife, Joyce, of Arcadia; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five brothers: Floyd Koster and his wife, Terry, of Breda, Edgar Koster of Auburn, the Rev. Dale Koster of Auburn, Urban Koster and his wife, Pat, of Breda and Jerome Koster and his wife, Jean, of Breda; and five sisters: Alma Schroeder and her husband, Ivan, of Elma, Anita Hannasch and her husband, Duane, of Carroll, Norma Jean Ludwig of Vail, Myrna Schmidt and her husband, Van, of Three Forks, Mont., and Alice Thielen of Carroll.

Mrs. Bierl was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Leo Koster, in infancy; two sisters: Pearl Staiert and Helen Bertrand; and a sister, Mary Margaret Koster, in infancy.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, April 6, 2006.

Otmar Joseph Bierl1

M
FatherAnton Bierl (June 11, 1874 - January 16, 1971)
MotherCatherine Wilhelmina Loxterkamp (June 5, 1875 - March 8, 1962)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Otmar Joseph Bierl is the son of Anton Bierl and Catherine Wilhelmina Loxterkamp

Family

Elaine Edna Koster (February 8, 1923 - March 29, 2006)
Children 1.Janice Joan Bierl+
 2.Leon F. Bierl+
 3.Ronald Edger Bierl+
 4.Nadine A. Bierl+
 5.Dale J. Bierl+

Citations

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

Rev. Dale Koster1

M
FatherClemens Koster1 (December 21, 1893 - February 11, 1971)
MotherHazel Mary Van Erdewyk1 (January 16, 1897 - February 28, 1988)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Occupation*Rev. Dale Koster was a Catholic priest who served the following parishes and schools in the Sioux City diocese: St. Mary, Danbury; Algona; Tempelton; St. Joseph, Carroll; Alvord with its mission at Doon; administrator at St. Edmund High School, Fort Dodge; Our Lady of Mount Carmel; and St. Mary, Armstrong. 
He is the son of Clemens Koster and Hazel Mary Van Erdewyk.1 
Ordination*5 May 1954Rev. Dale Koster was ordained on 5 May 1954 at Cathedral of the Epiphany, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa; He celebrated his first mass on May 10, 1954 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Breda, Iowa. This article appeared in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, on May 13, 1954.
First Mass Is Given at Breda By Rev. Koster
(The Times News Service)
BREDA - St. Bernard Church was filled with relatives and friends Monday morning at the first solemn high mass of the Rev. Dale Koster, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clem Koster, Fr. Koster waa ordained with 12 other .young men at the Cathedral of the Epiphany Sioux City by the Moat Rev, Joeeph M. Mueller D. D. Bishop of Sioux City, on May 8.

Officers of the mass in addition to Fr. Koster were The Rev. J. P. Hausmann, archpriest; the Rev. Zeno Reising, deacon; the Rev. Norbert Boes sub-deacon and the Rev. Frank Brady, master of ceremonies; The Rev. Clemens Knobbe delivered the sermon.

Mass servers were Dennis Boes, Kenneth Snyder, Ronald Thelen, Dale Thelen and Ardel Thelen. Cross-bearer was Gerald Von Erdewyk. Ushers were: Roger Koster, Virgil Neumayer, Louis Stork and Connie Raising. The Catholic Order of Foresters formed an honor guard and attended the mass in a body.

Following the mass, braakfast was served in the high school dining room to the clergy, relatives and friends by the May Circle of St. Bernard parish. Twenty-one members of the clergy were present.

Relatives and friends included: Mr. and Mrs. Clem Koster, daughters, Helen, Norma, Myrna, Alice and son Urban, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Koster, Mr. and Mrs. Otmar Bierl and family, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Koster and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Schroeder and family, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Staiert, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Hannasch, Mr. and Mrs. F. Van Erdewyk, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Koster, Mr. and Mrs. William Roster, Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Van Erdewyk, Joe Grabner, Mrs. Clara Reising, John Boes, Gerald Rettenmaier, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Neumayer, Mr. and Mrs. John Knobbe, Mr. and Mrs. Art Otto, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Loew, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Van Erdewyk, Sr. M. Angeline, Sr. M. Devota, Mrs. Josephine Schulte and son Albert, Mrs. Doyle Alexander. Fr. Roster's brother Pvt. Jerome Koster stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., was unable to be present.

In the evening at 8 o'clock a reception was held in the high school auditorium, honoring the newly-ordained priest. Fr. Brady was master of ceremonies. Fr. George Wessling of Auburn gave a talk and welcomed Fr. Roster into the ranks of the clergy of the Sioux City diocese. Students of St. Bernard high presented a tableau pertaining to the first mass, highlighted by choir numbers under the direction of Sr. M. Corrine.

A duet was sung by Art Oswald .and Tom Feldman. William Polking, senior, congratulated Fr. Koster in behalf of the students of St. Bernard high. Music for the evening was furnished by Celia Eltgroth on the Hammond electric organ.

Presentations of gifts were made by Urban Knobbe, class of 1942, of which Fr. Koster was a member, Helen Koster, St. Bernard Alumni association, and Leo Heisterkamp, Catholic Order of Foresters.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, May 13, 1954.