Celebration of Life Announced for Nashville Police Chief

NASHVILLE, MI – A Celebration of Life for Nashville Police Chief Chris Koster, who was killed in an auto accident, is scheduled for Tuesday October 2nd, 2019.

At approximately 8:30AM on Thursday, September 26th, Chris Koster was in his personal car on his way into work from his home in Plainwell. He was traveling on N. 32 Street north of E B Avenue in Richland Township. Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department investigators say his car left the road and hit a tree. Koster died from his injuries.

Obituary for Chris A Koster

Chris passed away Thursday, September 26, 2019 from injuries sustained in a car accident.

He was born January 14, 1960 in Plainwell the son of Clarence and Lottie (Barnaby) Koster. Chris worked in law enforcement for the last 32 years. He had worked for the Otsego Police Department; was a Deputy with the Allegan County Sherriff’s Office for 27 years, was a detective specializing in crimes against children, was part of the Allegan County Dive Team and was currently the Chief of Police in Nashville, Michigan. Chris was a member of the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police.

In his free time Chris enjoyed playing tennis, skiing, woodworking, golf and riding off road vehicles. He was an outdoorsman and loved to hunt, fish, go camping and boating. Chris loved his family and his dogs. On March 1, 1986 in Kalamazoo he married Michelle Olds who survives.

Also surviving are his sons, Kyle (Stephanie) Koster of Schoolcraft and Hunter Koster of Plainwell; mother, Lottie Koster of Plainwell and sisters, Sherry (Al) Selen of Pine Lake and Debbie Koster of Plainwell along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence, his mother and father-in-law, Rodney and Janet Olds and his brother-in-law, Michael Olds.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Chris’ family from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M., Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Plainwell United Methodist Church with celebrant Bill Rose officiating.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Chris may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the Thin Blue Line of Michigan.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

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