Glenn Koster

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Glenn Koster, 67, of West Des Moines and formerly of Breda, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Breda. The celebrant will be Father Timothy Friedrichsen. Music will be by Marilyn Hundling and the St. Bernard Choir. Lector will be Sharon Neumayer. Gift bearers will be Glenn’s grandchildren Cameron Koster, Ari Koster, Lily Perry and Ivy Perry. Eucharistic ministers will be Carol Strautman and Leonard and Jean Grote. Burial will be at St. Bernard Cemetery in Breda.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Sharp Funeral Home in Breda. Visitation at the church will be from 9:30-10:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Online condolences may be left for Glenn’s family at

Born March 5, 1952, in Carroll, Iowa, Glenn was a son of Donald and Delores (Heinrichs) Koster. Glenn spent his younger years in the Breda community and graduated from St. Bernard High School in 1970. He went on to college at Buena Vista in Storm Lake on a baseball scholarship for two years, then attended Iowa State University.

Glenn enjoyed hunting, fishing and slow-pitch softball, and with his love for baseball, he became an umpire. Glenn was a huge sports fan and loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. He also has a charisma for poker. He loved the challenge and found a way to go on winning tournament after tournament.

Glenn is survived by his children: Barry (Debbie) Koster of West Des Moines, Lola (Steve) Perry of Polk City and Travis Koster of West Des Moines; grandchildren: Cameron Koster, Ari Koster, Lily Perry and Ivy Perry; mother, Dolores Koster, of Carroll; siblings: Jerry and Dee Koster of Breda, Joanie and Craig Neppel of Aurora, Illinois, Tom and Cindy Koster of Omaha, Nebraska, Kathy and John Pauli of Carroll, Sharon and Mark Neumayer of Omaha, Mary Jo and Bill Thomasson of Iowa City, and Carol and Mike Thobe of Carroll; as well as many nieces, nephews and other extended relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Koster.

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