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Thomasine Koster

Female 1919 - 1998  (79 years)


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  • Name Thomasine Koster  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Born 23 June 1919  Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1920  Aetna, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1930  Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    50th Anniversary Celebration 30 September 1990  Falmouth, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    SCHEPERS (Kosters), Gerald & Thomasine, Falmouth, MI, Sep. 30, 50th 
    Residence November 1998  Falmouth, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 09 November 1998  Bay, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5, 6
    • (car Accident)
    Person ID I211  Koster

    Father William John Koster,   b. 28 July 1869, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 September 1932, Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Marigje Mary Haveman,   b. 25 January 1877, Prosper, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 March 1945, Falmouth, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 25 June 1895  Lake City, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    Family ID F5  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Gerald John Schepers,   b. 21 November 1916, Falmouth, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 December 2003, Grandville, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 30 September 1940  Falmouth, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 11
    Children 
     1. Phylis Schepers  [Natural]
     2. Dianne Schepers  [Natural]
     3. Gerald Jerry John Schepers  [Natural]
     4. Mary Jo Schepers  [Natural]
    Family ID F108  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S20] Florida Death Index, 1877-1998, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - State of Florida. Florida Death Index, 1877-1998. Florida: Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Records, 1998.Original data: State of Florida. Florida Death I;).
      Name: Thomasine Schepers Birth Date: 23 Jun 1919 Birth Place: Death Date: 9 Nov 1998 Death Place: Bay, Florida, United States
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=floridadeath&h=4730974&ti=0&indiv=try

    2. [S10] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security;), Number: 382-14-6279; Issue State: Michigan; Issue Date: Before 1951.
      Name: Thomasine Schepers Birth Date: 23 Jun 1919 Birth Place: Death Date: 9 Nov 1998 Death Place: Falmouth, Missaukee, Michigan, United States of America
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=ssdi&h=55070136&ti=0&indiv=try

    3. [S31] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;), Database online. Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, ED 5, roll 1012, page , image 458.0.
      Record for William Koster

    4. [S33] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Database online. Aetna, Missaukee, Michigan, ED , roll , page , image 919.
      Record for William Roster

    5. [S29] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2007;), Database online.
      Record for Thomasine Schepers

    6. [S71] Florida Death Index, 1877-1998, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Database online.
      Record for Thomasine Schepers

    7. [S238] The Banner.
      Koster, Thomasine of Falmouth, MI
      Spouse/Married Name: Schepers, Gerald
      Anniversary: The Banner, 10/01/1990, p27
      Marriage: 09/30/1940

    8. [S84] Missaukee County Marriage Record, book 2, pg28, #414.
      lic 25 june 1895 ,
      married 25 June 1895 Lake City,
      William Koster, 25y, white, Aetna, born Michigan, farmer, father Thomas Koster, mother Grace Blaauw,
      Mary Haveman, 18y, white, Clam union, domestic, Tys Haveman, mother Drina (?) Hostege,
      Francis Wirght, Justice of the Peace, Witness Claus Berghous of Aetna, Hattie Koster of Aetna

    9. [S95] Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/M3YB-J86/p4.
      Groom's Name: William Koster
      Groom's Race:
      Groom's Age: 25 years
      Groom's Birth Date: 1870
      Groom's Birthplace: Michigan
      Bride's Name: Mary Haverman
      Bride's Race:
      Bride's Age: 18 years
      Bride's Birth Date: 1877
      Bride's Birthplace: Michigan
      Marriage Type:
      Marriage Date: 25 Jun 1895
      Marriage Place: Lake City, Missaukee, Michigan
      Groom's Father: Thomas Koster
      Groom's Mother: Grace Blaauw
      Bride's Father: Tys Haverman
      Bride's Mother: Dience Holstry
      Groom's Marital Status:
      Groom's Previous Wife:
      Bride's Marital Status:
      Bride's Previous Husband:
      Film Number: 2342502
      Frame Number:
      Digital Folder Number: 4207882
      Image Number: 427
      Reference Number: v 3 p 325 rn 414

      Witnesses: Claus Berghouse, Hattie Koster

    10. [S382] Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2015;).
      Record for William Koster

    11. [S38] Online Resource, United States Obituary Collection - Ancestry.com. search.ancestry.com.
      Gerald J. Schepers

      MCBAIN - Gerald J. Schepers died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003 at Georgetown Manor in Grandville. He was 87.
      He was born on Nov. 21, 1916 in Falmouth to John and Cornelia (Haveman) Schepers. He married Thomasine Koster on Sept. 30, 1940 in the Prosper Christian Reformed Church parsonage. She preceded him in death on Nov. 9, 1998.

      He spent most of his life in Falmouth where he had a business as a wholesale egg dealer. In 1968, he became the manager of Farmer's Co-op in McBain.

      Mr. Schepers was an active member of Prosper Christian Reformed Church in Falmouth where he served many productive years as a consistory member and as a Sunday School teacher and superintendent. He leaves a legacy of Christian schools he was instrumental in founding including Ebenezer Christian School in Falmouth and Northern Michigan Christian School in McBain.

      Survivors include his children, Gerald Jr. "Jerry" (Henrietta) Schepers of Cutlerville, Mary Joy (Ken) Mauk of Plainfield Township, Phyllis (Ken) Dornbush of Jenison and Dianne (Marten) VanEyk of Jenison; grandchildren, Pamela (Ross) Landhuis, Vicki (Timothy) Hall, John (Connie) Mauk, Sandy (Michael) Knight, Julie (Brian) Brunsting, Craig Mauk, Todd (Jessica) Dornbush, Jeremy (Kate) VanEyk, June Dornbush, Trevor (Beth) Mauk, Brian (Jenni) VanEyk and Dirk VanEyk and his friend Kristin Huyser; 16 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert (Jean) Schepers of Caldeonia; sister, Marjorie (LeRoy) Essom of Commerce City, Colo; sisters-in-law, Esther Schepers of Cutlerville and Jan Schepers of McBain; wife's sister, Kay (Errol) Emery of Falmouth and wife's sister-in-law, Velma Koster of Grand Rapids.

      In addition to his wife Thomasine, he was preceded in death by siblings, George Schepers, Leo Schepers, Esther Medendorp and Bud "Alvin" Schepers.

      Services are noon Tuesday at Prosper Christian Reformed Church in Falmouth with Rev. Robert Drenten officiating.

      Visitation is 7 to 9 p.m. today at Baldwin Street Christian Reformed Church, 2101 Baldwin St., Jenison and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Prosper Christian Reformed Church in Falmouth.

      Memorial contributions may be made to Northern Michigan Christian School Association.

      Arrangements were made by Burkholder Funeral Home in McBain.


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