Violet V. Koski, age 87, of Northwoods Assisted Living, 501 South Lincoln Road, Escanaba, died Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at the St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Violet was born March 2, 1917, in Iron Mountain, the daughter of Santo and Catherine (Caurso) Vespa, who preceded her in death.
Violet was raised in Iron Mountain and attended the Iron Mountain Schools. Following school and in 1939, Violet married her husband George Koski in Cloquet, Minnesota. Some years later, Violet moved to New York where she attended cosmetology/hairdressing school. Following her schooling in New York, Violet relocated to the Chicago area where she worked at The Thomas Salon. Violet then relocated to Longbeach, California and worked there as a hairdresser until finally relocating back to Escanaba where she resided until present day. Violet is remembered as being an independent, hardworking individual. She loved going for walks and was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church.
In addition to her parents, Santo and Catherine, Violet is preceded in death by her husband George. 3 sisters: Mary, Nancy, and Ann
2 brothers: John and Tony
She leaves to survive:
1 Son: Jack (Judy Lee) Koski of Escanaba, MI
1 Daughter: Kathryn (Bruce) Jacobsen of Gladstone, MI
Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A private visitation will be held at the Skradski Funeral Home in Escanaba at the convenience of the Koski family. Burial will be in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Wells.