Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, May 24, 2007, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Royal. Rev. Robert Brown will celebrate the Mass for Christian Burial.
Visitation will be held for one hour prior to service time at the church on Thursday.
Interment will be in Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids.
Don Richard Koster, the son of Anthony and Marie (Maurer) Koster, was born at Houston, Texas, on March 30, 1934. He received his education at Rossie, graduating from Rossie High School.
Don was united in marriage to Shirley Valentine on May 25, 1954, at Sioux Rapids. This union was blessed with two children: Donald Allen and Julie Ann. Don and Shirley spent their married life on their acreage north of Linn Grove, where they raised their family. Don had been employed with Jackson Millwork in Spirit Lake for over 25 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: James and Elmer; and two sisters: Mary and Lorene.
Don is survived by his wife of nearly 53 years, Shirley, of rural Linn Grove; his son, Don Koster and wife, Valerie of Spirit Lake; his daughter, Julie Koster of Milford; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of the arrangements.
Those who wish to send online condolences to the family may do so via the funeral home website: www.sliefert.com.