David E. Koski

Resided in Rock, MI
Died May 16, 2018

David E. Koski, age 79, of Rock passed away at home on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

David was born May 23, 1938 in Negaunee, Michigan, the son of Emil and Elsie (Rajala) Koski. He graduated from Rock High School in 1956 and was Valedictorian of his class. David served his country proudly in the United States Army from 1961-63. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Sayen on February 3, 1962 in the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Perkins. David was a member of the Rock American Legion Post 559 and the Rock Lions Club. He loved going to camp, hunting, tractors, horses and mowing the lawn. He also enjoyed watching Westerns and “The Young and the Restless”.

David is survived by his sons, David (Colleen Koski of Green Bay and Dean (Julie) Koski of Rock; his daughter, Julie Koski of Rock; grandchildren, Stephen, Andrew (Ashley), Mitchell, Owen, Holly, Carly, Cheveney and Landry; great grandchild, Layla; his brother, Robert (Marlene) Koski of Rock; his sister Nancy Jokela of Rock and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by wife, Elizabeth, his parents and his brother-in-law, Al Jokela

The family will receive friends on Friday, May 25 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Faith Lutheran Church in Rock. Funeral services will be at 4:00 PM with Pastor Rell Spickerman officiating. David will be laid to rest in the Rock Cemetery following the services with Military Honors presented by the Rock American Legion Post 559. A luncheon will be served in the church fellowship hall.

The Koski family is being assisted by the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone.

13 Tributes for “David E. Koski

    Julie Dave & Dean, we are so Sorry for your loss , it’s been a Blessing to call Big David my friend ,

    With a tear in my eye, and a smile on my face knowing Big Dave treated me like I was one of his own……Davey, Julie & Dean his memory will be with all he made smile forever……

    Sorry for your lose, you have my deepest sympathy ,he was a good friend of mine “God Bless all of you”

    Koski family, So sorry for your loss, Dave was a very special person, I worked with him at Valmet Gafner and he always had a smile and kind word for everyone.God bless.

    So sorry about David. He was a nice man. One year, he saw I had no Chistmas tree, and he came over later with a tree for me! So sweet! I went though old photos mother’s day weekend, David was in some pics my dad took out at camp. Good memories. I always liked your dad. My sincere condolences to you Julie, David, Dean and family.

    Our sympathies to the entire Koski family for your loss of Dave. He was a longtime friend of our family.
    Elaine and Ron Kaminen, Littleton, Colorado

    So sorry Dave, Dean, Julie, and kids I’ll be thinking about you all. He was such a ray of sunshine. Hugs

    Davey, Julie and Dean,
    So sorry to learn of your loss. Big Dave was fun, funny, and loved by so many. Wishing you peace, comfort and loving memories of your Dad to forever hold in your heart. I’m sure I speak for all the Stevenson kids in offering our prayers and blessings.
    Patty Stevenson Young, Green Bay

    Lovingly thinking of you and your family. Fond memories of going to Stack after you and Betty finished the great golf course that you built.
    The smile on your face when you were doing the polka will never be forgotten.

    Dave, Julie and Dean:

    My heartfelt condolences to you and your entire family. I have many fond memories of your Dad and the time I was able to spend with your family as a kid. My prayers are with you in your time of grief.


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