Obituaries – September 24, 2009

Koster

Mr. Richard “Rich” Koster, age 70, was welcomed into the arms of his Lord Jesus on Sunday morning, September 13, 2009. Rich was member of Sunshine Community Church and the owner of the Auto Spa Car Washes.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Ruth “Stob”; his children, Kimberly and Fred Barnard and James and Jennifer Koster; his grandchildren, Benjamin Barnard, Emily Barnard, and Kayleigh Koster; his brothers and sisters, Bill and Marlene Koster, Mary Jane and Al Walburg, Thomas and Beth Koster, David and Beth Koster, and Bob and Karen Koster; his brother-in-law, Robert Joldersma; nieces and nephews.

His parents, Cornelius and Johanna (Schuitema) Koster and his sister, Barbara Joldersma, preceded Rich in death.

The service for Rich was held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Pederson Funeral Home with Pastor David Huizenga officiating. Interment was in Blythefield Memory Gardens. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Sunshine Community Church or Bethany Christian Services.

Arrangements were made by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford.

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