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Daniel Kosterman, 85, of Lake Geneva, WI died Sunday July 20, 2014 at the Lakeland Healthcare Center, Elkhorn.

Captain Kosterman was a full-time  member of the Caledonia Fire Dept. from May 18, 1969 to November 16, 1989.

d5b22f3b21e32de1d22f3d028ea34a08-1Born June 14, 1929 in Racine, Daniel was the son of Arthur and Elizabeth Shibilsky Kosterman. United in marriage to Jeanne Tenhagen on April 19, 1952, she preceded him in death March 4, 2008.

Member of St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church, active in the Lake Geneva Food Pantry for over 6 years, and also on the Bloomfield-Genoa City Fire Commission. Serviced in the U.S. Marine Corp from 1948-1952.

Surviving are his sons Michael (Lynn) Kosterman, Eau Clair, WI and Dennis Kosterman, Madison, WI. 3 grand children, Kristopher, Angela, and Robert. 7 great grandchildren, sister, Mary Zibley, St. Paul, MN, brothers, Fr. Richard Kosterman, Antigo, WI and LeRoy (Carol) Kosterman, Berlin, WI. Preceded in death by his parents, sister, Kathreen Kosterman, 3 brothers, Robert, David and Eugene Kosterman, and son, Patrick Kosterman.

A Mass of Christian Burial was said on Friday Aug. 1, 2014 at St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church with Fr. James Schuerman officiating. Burial was at St. Francis De Sales Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made out in Daniel’s name to the Lake Geneva Food Pantry. Steinke Funeral Home & Cremation Services are assisting the family with the arrangements. For online obituary and guest registry go to

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.