Peter S. Koskamp (1924 - 2014)

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INDEPENDENCE – Peter S. Koskamp, 90, of Independence died Friday, March 21, at the Buchanan County Long Term Care Center in Independence.
Peter was born on March 14, 1924, in Hingham, Wis. the son of Arthur J. and Martha B. (Swart) Koskamp. He graduated from the Oostburg High School in Oostburg, Wis. Following his graduation he became employed as a cheese maker with the H.J. Dirkse Cheese Factory in Hingham, Wis. On March 13, 1944 he entered the US Navy serving until his discharge on May 5th, 1946. He returned to the Oostburg, Wis. where On Oct. 12, 1945 he was united into marriage to Anna J. Hendrikse. The family lived in the Oostburg area until moving to Independence in 1967 where he became employed with Waspie Valley Creamery as the Head Cheese Maker until his retirement in 1986.
Peter is survived by three children; Dianne (Gerald) Liebenstein, Normal, Ill., Susan (Donald) DeKok, Alton, and Thomas (Donna) Koskamp, Independence,; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Thiel, Hingham, Wis. and Jane Ratmeyer, Atlanta, Ga.; and two brothers, Aaron Koskamp, Pella, and Paul Koskamp, Port Washington, Wis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Anna Koskamp in 2011, and a brother; James Koskamp.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 25 at the Wenig Funeral Home in Oostburg, Wis., where friends called from 9 a.m. till services Tuesday. Burial was be in the Hingham Cemetery, Hingham, Wis.
The Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of local arrangements.
For more information or to leave an on-line condolence please go to www.reifffuneralhome.com under obituaries.
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Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory
216 3Rd Ave Se
Independence, IA 50644
(319) 334-2501
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Mar. 24 to Apr. 12, 2014
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