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Joseph Henry "Joe" Koster

January 14, 1926 October 14, 2018
Joseph Henry "Joe" Koster
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Joseph Henry “Joe” Koster, age 92, died Sunday, October 14, at Friendship Village Retirement Center.

He was born January 14, 1926 in Waterloo, son of Anthony and Nell Keane Koster. He graduated from Dunkerton High School in 1943. He married Mary Margaret Salz on February 10, 1949. They were the third generation to farm the Koster family farm near Dunkerton which became a Century Farm in 1995. Joe was an active member of the National Farmer’s Organization and the Knights of Columbus Council 8227 in Jesup.

Survivors include his wife of Waterloo; two children: Virginia, “Ginny” (Greg) Koch of Ames and Michael “Mike” Koster of Charles City; five grandchildren: Heather Koster, Amy (Jamie) Llewellyn, Josh (Courtney) Koster, Rachel (Ben) Johnson, and Shawn (Bailey) Koster; five great-grandchildren: Gwyn Llewellyn, Hayden Llewellyn, Reese Johnson, Kendall Johnson and Ella Koster; one sister: Mary Cook of Waterloo.

Preceded in death by his parents; five brothers: Robert, Francis, John, Richard and James; and one sister Margaret Dwyer.

Services: Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 22 at St. Francis Catholic Church, Barclay, 7830 E. Airline Hwy, Dunkerton. Burial will take place in the St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. Public Visitation from 4-8 p.m., Sunday, October 21,at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service, 300 W. Ridgeway Ave, Waterloo with a rosary at 4:30 p.m. and vigil service at 7pm. Visitation also one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Memorials may be directed to St Francis Catholic Church Cemetery Fund.

Family and visitors have fond memories of Joe touring them around the farm, giving tractor rides, and allowing them to climb in the hay mow and play in shelled corn. Joe enjoyed sports as both an athlete and fan. He was a strategic player of the card game 500. Christmas was a special time of year when Joe and Mary hosted family for the traditional Irish goose and potato dressing dinner

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4:00 PM 10/21/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/21/2018 8:00:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway

300 West Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

There will be a 4:30 p.m. rosary and 7 p.m. vigil service. Visitation also one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway
300 West Ridgeway Ave. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




10:30 AM 10/22/2018 10:30:00 AM
St. Francis Catholic Church Barclay

7830 East Airline Highway
Dunkerton, IA 50626

St. Francis Catholic Church Barclay
7830 East Airline Highway Dunkerton 50626 IA
United States

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