Name: Jon E. Koski Birth Date: 9 Jul 1940 Birth County: Saint Louis Birth State: Minnesota Father: Arnie Koski Mother: Helmi Marie Mannisto File Number: 1940-MN-005668
James Koski - Duluth News Tribune - (Feb/13/2011)
James Koski, 77, of Eveleth, passed away Feb. 9, 2011, six days before his birthday, in his winter home in Mesa, Ariz., after a long illness.
He was born Feb. 15, 1933, in Cherry, to Arnie and Helmi (Mannisto) Koski.
Jim was married to Shirley Palkovich Jan. 1, 1955. He was the owner/operator of Northline Service in Cherry until his semi-retirement. Jim was a dedicated servant to his family, community and friends.
He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was fire chief of the Cherry volunteer fire department. At his retirement community, he served in various leadership positions, including chairman of the Sunshine Committee, water aerobics instructor and assisted those in need of medical equipment.
He was preceded in death by his father, Arnie Koski.
Jim is survived by his wife of 56 years, Shirley; daughters Sherry (Bob) Williams, Lori (Tim) Olson and Susan (Steve) Becks; grandchildren Tarja, Brock, Emily, Wade and Nicole; his mother, Helmi Koski; and brother Jon Koski.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: To be held at a later date in Resurrection Catholic Church. Arrangements are entrusted to Cron-Sheehy Funeral Home, Eveleth. To sign the guestbook online and to leave a memorial message, go to www.cron-sheehy.com.
Minnesota, Death Index:
Name: Arnie Mathew Koski Birth Date: 3 Mar 1908 Birth City: Virginia Birth State or Country: Minnesota Death Date: 19 Nov 1999 Death County: Saint Louis Death City: Virginia Mother's Maiden Name: Mantila State File Number:1999-MN-032966
Arnie is the son of Matt & Amanda.Both born in Finland. The 1910 census shows they've been married 8 years & immigrated in 1902.
From what I can tell, Helmi is the daughter of Frank Victor Mannisto (22 Apr 1889 - 15 Dec 1960) & Ida Marie Rintala (About 1890/1891 - 25 Dec 1944).Both passed in Saint Louis County. Both were born in Finland.Census shows that Frank/Victor immigrated in 1910 & Ida in 1912.
I think this is Ida..........
Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S.:
Name: Ida Rintala Arrival Date: 30 Dec 1911 Port of Arrival: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Ship Name: Grampian Port of Departure: Liverpool, England Residence Country: Finland Age: 21 Birth Date: abt 1890 Birth Country: Finland Gender: Female Race/Nationality: Finnish Nearest Relative in Native Country: Nikolas Rintala, Kullas, Finland Destination: Hibbing, Minnesota Record Type: Manifests Line Number:9