Obituary: Calvin Koster


September 1, 1931 – May 26, 2021

information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Calvin KosterCalvin Koster, age 89, of South Holland, IL went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Beloved husband of Mary Kathryn Koster, nee Gilmore. Loving father of Susan (Gregory) Turner, Kathy Wagenaar, Linda (Daniel) Eizenga, Wayne (Holly) Koster, Janet (Paul) Van Kley, and Carol Koster. Cherished grandfather of Gail (Terry) Walter, Christine (Paul) Rosinski, Mary (Robert) Anselmo, Timothy (Bethany) Turner, Peter (Elizabeth) Turner, Andrew (Kerry) Turner, Joyce (Brandon) Beach, Patricia Eizenga, Lisa Eizenga, Brian Eizenga, Alicia Koster, Samantha Koster, Michael (Molly) Van Kley, Thomas (Courtney) Van Kley, and Jessica (Alex) Van Der Aa. Great-grandfather of 25. Preceded in death by his siblings, John (Teena) Koster, Gerrit (Ethel) Koster, Edward (Frances) Koster, Alice (Rinehart) Vanderbilt, Ann (Daniel) Lang, Cornelius (Carrie) Koster, and Bertha Sluis; also by his parents, Gerrit and Gertrude Koster. Calvin was a proud U.S. Army veteran and a retired USPS letter carrier. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

Visitation Friday, May 28, 2021, from 3 – 8 p.m. at Smits DeYoung-Vroegh Funeral Home, 649 E. 162nd Street, South Holland, IL. Funeral service Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 11 a.m. at First Christian Reformed Church, 16248 South Park Avenue, South Holland, IL with Rev. Daniel Svendsen officiating. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery – Elwood, IL. Memorial contributions to Elim Christian Services or Bible League are greatly appreciated. For more information, please call 708-333-7000 or visit our online obituary and guestbook at