Raymond “Ray” Norman Koski, 83, of Hibbing, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at his residence. Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 6, at 2:00 p.m. at Range Funeral Home in Hibbing. Military Honors will be accorded by V.F.W. Post 8510 of Hibbing. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Hibbing.
Ray was born December 24, 1929 to Arthur and Hilma (Haikio) Koski in Hibbing.
He grew up and attended schools in the Hibbing area. Ray also attended two years of college. He was united in marriage to Villary E. Hess. Ray was a millwright carpenter for many years and won various achievement awards. He also drove truck for the Keewatin Sawmill.
Ray enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and classic cars. He will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Villary and his brother, Roy.
Daughter: Debra Matheny of Hibbing
2 Granddaughters: Jessica and Sarah
3 Great Granddaughters
3 Sisters: Shirley, Beatrice and Charlotte
Companion of 26 years: Kathleen Klabunde of Hibbing
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends