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26090 Pine Street
Calumet, MI 49913
Phone: (906) 337-4600
Fax: (906) 337-4699
Arthur Koski

Arthur Koski

Tuesday, November 22, 1938 - Friday, October 18, 2019
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Arthur Koski, 80, a resident of Lake Linden passed away on Friday October 18, 2019 at Canal View—Houghton County.

He was born on November 22, 1938 in Keweenaw Bay to Axel and Ailien (Harmala) Koski. He attended the local schools and graduated with the Class of 1956. After high school, Art attended Suomi College before transferring to Northern Michigan University to earn his Bachelors Degree in Education. He taught and coached for 1 year at the Chassell Schools before moving downstate to teach for another 12 years. He then went on to become a welder where he began his career as a Sales Representative for the Weld Mold Company, retiring in 2002.

Art loved to read and fish. He was also an avid sports fan and loved to golf, play baseball, bowl, and watch Michigan Football.

He also loved camping and spending time with his family. He especially loved playing with his children in their younger years, and his nieces and nephews.

Art was an avid HAM radio operator with his call sign being KA0WIL.

On May 8, 1982 he was united in marriage to Rebecca Helppi in the First Apostolic Lutheran Church located on Pine Street in Calumet.

He is a member of the St. Johns Lutheran Church in Hubbell, where he served as a trustee.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Axel and Ailien Koski, his sister, Virginia, brother in laws, Ray Mercier and Dave Nasco, niece, Laura Nasco, nephew, Nate Sorensen, and great nephew, Drew Sorensen

He is survived by:
His wife: Becky of Lake Linden
His daughter: Heidi Koski of Lake Linden
His son: Steven (April Beveridge) Koski of Lake Linden

His brother: Russ (Ruth) Koski of Keweenaw Bay
His sisters: Mary Ellen (Paul) Sorensen of Oak Creek, Wisconsin
Miriam Mercier of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

And numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The funeral service will be held on Monday October 21, 2019 at 11:00 am at the St. Johns Lutheran Church in Hubbell with Pastor Bryan Lundquist to officiate. Friends may call at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Sunday October 20, 2019, and at the church on Monday October 21, 2019 from 10:00 until the time of the service.

Burial will take place in the Keweenaw Bay Cemetery.

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The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 20, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sunday, October 20, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home
    26090 Pine Street
    Calumet, MI 49913
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  • Service

    Monday, October 21, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, October 21, 2019 11:00am
    St. Johns Lutheran Church
    Address Not Available
    Pastor Bryan Lundquist
  • Interment

    Keweenaw Bay Cemetery
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Judy Evert

Posted at 05:00pm
Our Chassell Graduating Class of 1961 sure enjoyed when Art graduated from college and chose to teach in Chassell. He was not only a good teacher but he was our senior class advisor. We sure enjoyed him and all of us will always remember him. We all are So sorry for your loss of such a good human being, such an all around wonderful person

Lisa Redding

Posted at 03:02pm
Dave and I and our sons are glad to have known Art over these past years. He was a special guy. He will be missed!

Leonard Buckman

Posted at 05:10pm
So sorry to hear of Art's passing. Art and I were in the same grade and attended Keweenaw Bay Grade School and Baraga High school. We were in BHS's graduating class of 1956. My condolences to his family and particularly his sister, Mary Ellen, who was the baton twirler for the Baraga High School band. She and her friends Donna Moilanen and Shirley Kokko were the three that lead the BHS band whenever we were in a parade. Since I had an old car at the time and was in the band as a drummer, the three of them would ride with me whenever rides were necessary.

Len Buckman . Brighton, Mi

Carl & Linda Wuornos, and Robin & Jayne Walbridge

Posted at 06:28pm
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Posted at 10:21am
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