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John "Jack" H. Koster

January 30, 1933 ~ November 29, 2019 (age 86)

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John “Jack” H. Koster, age 86 of Spring Lake, passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019 at Mercy Hospital. He was born on January 30, 1933 in Nunica, MI to the late John G. and Hermina (Dykstra) Koster. Jack graduated from Grand Haven High School, and proudly served our country in the United States Army from 1953- 1955. He married Joan Weiser on June 10, 1961 in Fayetteville, Tennessee.

Jack attended Nortonville Gospel Chapel and had been a member of the former Christ Community Church. He was an independent business man who started out young owning and operating Spring Lake Garbage Company. Jack was very active and involved in many things, especially building. He and Joan built many houses in the area over the years; Jack was always looking for a good opportunity, and seldom let one pass. As his passion for building grew, Jack obtained his Real Estate License, and worked as a Broker for many years. He also worked for the Grand Haven City and Norton Shores Police Departments as a patrolman. Jack was last employed by Herman Miller/Meridian as an over-the-road truck driver.

Regardless of what he was doing, he always made time for his family and cherished friends, who he gave loving nicknames to. He was always ready with an amazing story, a hearty chuckle, and the patience it takes to overcome any obstacle. Jack was a faithful member of the “Idle Hour Round Table Coffee Club,” and was a talented woodworker who also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveling.

Jack is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Joan; his children: Jodi Koster and John C. (Vickie) Koster; grandchildren: Brieanne and Mary Jo Koster, Amber (Joe) McDonald; great-grandchildren, Chase and Mason; sister, Kay (Norm) Brown; brother, Bruce (Lynn) Koster; and sisters-in-law, Lois (Ed) McLean and Doris (Jerry) Selvius. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Koster.

Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, the Memorial Service will be held and announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church - Thanksgiving Feast. 

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Service to be conducted by Klaassen Family Funeral Home at a later date to be announced


St. Mary’s Church- Thanksgiving Feast
406 E. Savidge St., Spring Lake MI 49456
Tel: 1-616-842-1702

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