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Kendall C. Koski


February 20, 2018

IRON BELT, Wis. - Kendall C. Koski, age 58, Iron Belt, Wis., passed away on Feb. 16, 2018.

Kendall was born April 16, 1959, in Ironwood, Mich., to Raymond and Marion (Lantta) Koski.

He was a 1977 graduate of J.E. Murphy High School in Hurley.

On Oct. 13, 1990, he married the former Mary Schmude and the two built a life and raised a family together. Family was very important to Kendall. He loved being a father and grandfather and especially enjoyed his "Sunday Funday" with his family. He was currently looking forward with excitement to his daughter, Amelia, and her children returning to the area and bringing his family back together again.

He also loved his dogs. His dog, Lola, passed away recently and his new pup, Stormy, was filling the hole in his heart from when Lola died.

He enjoyed being in the woods, hunting, four-wheeling and spending time at Camp Saw Buck. To his friends and family, he was known as someone who was always thinking of others, who you could always count on to pitch in and lend a hand when needed.

Kendall was a very hard worker. He was a longtime employee of Terry Peters Logging and was always a "company man." He was able to work there with his best friend, Jake, whom the family affectionately called his "Woods Wife," and loved working on his bulldozer.

He was a town supervisor for the town of Knight for many years and had recently joined the Emergency Management Council for Iron County. He was also a member of the Saxon Harbor Boating Club and a former member of the Borderline Beagle Club and the Gogebic Range Beagle Club.

Kendall will be sadly missed by his wife, Mary; daughter, Amelia Koski and her sons. Gavyn and Lucas; son, Taylor Koski and his daughter, Hannah, and her "grand-dogs" Clutch and Doc; two sisters, Susan (Merle) Schutte, of Highbridge, and Joan Donaldson, of Pine Lake; sister-in-law, Kathy Koski; Mary's parents, Robert and Patricia Schmude; his best friend, Jake; as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Mitchell Koski.

There will be a reception to celebrate Kendall's life at the Elk and Hound Restaurant, 200 Country Club Road, in Ironwood, on Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 3 to 6 p.m. There will be a memorial service and a time to share memories at the Elk and Hound on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

For more information and to express condolences, visit McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home of Ironwood is assisting the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you take time to plant a tree in Kendall's honor.


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