William "Bill" P. Kuster, age 81 of Loose Creek, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 21, 2015, at Boone Hospital in Columbia surrounded by his children.
Bill was born on February 9, 1934, in Linn, a son to the late William Paul and Matilda (Moran) Kuster.
Bill graduated from Fatima High School and received his Master Degree of Education at Lincoln University.
On February 11, 1961, he was united in marriage to Generose E. Haslag in Columbia. She preceded him in death on June 10, 1994.
Bill began teaching Business at Fatima High School in Westphalia and later became the Principal at Fatima. After leaving Fatima, he went to work as a Health Educator for the Missouri State Health Department before taking a job with the Department of Corrections until his retirement.
Bill was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek, Knights of Columbus Council #4838, and Western Catholic Union. He enjoyed managing a Little League Baseball team in Loose Creek for a number of years. He also enjoyed cutting wood and living and working on the family farm but his greatest joy was his family and his faith.
Bill is survived by: one son, Eugene "Gene" Kuster of Loose Creek; three daughters, Monica Schroeder and her husband Michael of Meta, Rachelle Kuster of Loose Creek, and Melinda Gibson and her husband David of Owensville; five grandchildren, Dalton Schroeder, Karson Schroeder, Wyatt Gibson, Mekayla Gibson, and Abbie Gibson.
In addition to his spouse of 33 years and his parents, Bill was preceded in death by: two brothers, Cecil Kuster and an infant Lincoln Kuster; three sisters, Marie Brandt, Dolores Yates and Wilma Schnitzler; and one grandchild, Little Angel Gibson.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek with Fr. Don Antweiler as the Celebrant.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.