Paul E. Koski, age 93 of Chisago City, Minnesota formerly of Esko, Minnesota passed away peacefully on January 30, 2019. Paul was a graduate of Cloquet High School, Class of 1943 and a WWII Veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving as a radioman on the USS Karnes in the Pacific Campaign. He is survived by their children, Karen Wold, Mike (Gail), Connie, Kevin (Jenny), Mark (Lisa); four grandchildren, Jonathan (Rachel), Daniel (Tanya), Kristen Unger (Ryan), Matt Mahaney; eight great-grandchildren; siblings-in-law, Don (Ardy) Pykkonen, Edna McKeever, Mavis (Dick) Singpiel, and Gary Virgin; and numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family. Paul was preceded in death by Helen, his loving wife of 71 years (Helen went to the Lord on June 16, 2018), step-sisters, Irja Oreskovich and Elsie Nordman, step-brother, George Klind, sister-in-law, Milly Virgin, brother-in-law, Tom McKeever, son-in-law, Tom Mahaney, and nephews, Guy Virgin and Curt Singpiel. Paul was a life-long accountant with Western Oil Company as well as treasurer for the Cloquet Credit Union, the Esko School Board, St. Matthews Church, Golden Valley Lutheran Church, and various other community boards.
Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Parmly on the Lake Chapel, 28210 Old Towne Road, Chisago City, MN. Family will greet friends from 1:00 p.m. until time of service.
There will be a second memorial service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 4 Elizabeth Ave., Esko, MN. Family will greet friends from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Interment following at St. Matthews Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to Samaritan’s Purse, Mission Aviation Fellowship of Canada, World Mission Prayer League, Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of your choice.
The Koski family would like to extend a special thank you to all of Paul’s caregivers from the VA, Parmly, and Ecumen Hospice during his final years at Parmly on the Lake.