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Richard Koski 1969 – 2023

Richard Koski, age 54, of Park Rapids, Minnesota passed away on December 21, 2023, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Park Rapids, Minnesota. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2023, at 11 a.m. at Karvonen Funeral Home in Wadena, Minnesota. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Richard will be laid to rest at Grace Lutheran Cemetery in Sebeka, Minnesota.
Richard Elmer Koski was born on February 22, 1969, to Elmer Koski and Donna (Puttonen) Sarbaum at North Memorial Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was baptized and confirmed into his Lutheran faith. Richard attended Blaine High School, graduating with the class of 1988. He was employed at Federal Cartridge, where he made shotgun shells, and enjoyed working various odds and ends jobs.
Richard enjoyed listening to old country music; some of his favorite singers were Hank Williams, George Jones, Johnny Cash and Box Car Willy.
Preceding Richard in death is his mother, Donna Sarbaum. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Richard is survived by his father, Elmer Koski; sister, Renee Hall; kind and loving aunt, Ella; uncles: Eugene (Vicki) Puttonen; David (Rhonda) Puttonen; Don (Bonnie) Puttonen; Harold Koski; and Robert Koski; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Arrangements provided by Karvonen Funeral & Cremation Service of Wadena, Minnesota. Please visit www.karvonenfuneralhome.com to leave memorials and condolences on Richard’s Tribute Wall. 12-27c

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