Alice Julia (Jaukkuri) Koski, 95, longtime resident of Swan River, MN passed away on November 21, 2019. Alice was born on October 17, 1924 in Whitewood, South Dakota to John and Julia Jaukkuri. She married Bernhard (Ben) Koski on May 18, 1947 and had a son, Gary, on April 19, 1948.
Although Alice and Ben lived all over northern Minnesota, no matter where Alice was, she seemingly knew every single person as evidenced by the truckload of Christmas cards she received every year and a social calendar that meant she never sat still. Alice was not only extremely kind and generous, but also fiercely independent and stubborn, traits that she has most certainly passed on to some, if not all, of her grandchildren.
Alice has left behind a legacy of compassion and joy that will be deeply missed and impossible to forget.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents, brother Melvin, husband Ben, and son Gary.
She is survived by daughter-in-law Patty Koski, grandchildren Matthew Koski, Karista (Nathan) Holewa, and Jenniffer (Kaleb) Fraley, and great grandchildren Tessa Koski, and Madison, Jakob, and Lukas Holewa.
Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2019 with a visitation one hour prior to the service at Andrews-Libbey Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Interment in Sago Cemetery. See online family guestbook at www.andrews-libbeyfh.com. Arrangements by Andrews-Libbey Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 520 NE 2nd Ave Grand Rapids, MN, 218-326-4000.