Ruth (Kesti) KoskiRuth Lillian (Kesti) Koski, 87, a longtime resident of Cloquet, Minn., died Monday, May 13, 2013, in her home.
Ruth Lillian (Kesti) Koski, 87, a longtime resident of Cloquet, Minn., died Monday, May 13, 2013, in her home.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hans and Ida Kesti; beloved husband, Kenneth (Kenny) Koski; and siblings, John, George, Ben, Matt, Leslie, Elna, Sylvia and Austrid.
She is survived by her daughter, Jill Koski of St. Cloud, Minn.; sisters-in-law: Ben's Martha, Matt’s Martha and Dorothy, all of the Cloquet and Carlton area; and many nieces and nephews.
Ruth and Ken were married in May 1949. Jill was their long-awaited miracle, and came along in March, 1965. Ruth had a long, industrious career with the Carlton County Court System, including acting as interim Clerk of Court, of which she was especially proud. She was a dedicated employee and took great pride in her 37 years of service to Carlton County. She and Kenny enjoyed their retirement years traveling and wintering in Mesa, Ariz.
Ruth will be remembered for her sharp mind, wonderful sense of humor and keen love and competitive spirit for just about any game of cards that you can name.
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 17 from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service in St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1708 Wilson Ave, Cloquet. Everyone is welcome at the church luncheon to follow. Private family graveside service.
May 14, 2013 ~ Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.