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Laverne Lillian (Dyberg) Koski

March 30, 1929 ~ January 21, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Laverne Koski Obituary

Laverne Lillian (Dyberg) Koski,94, of Rock went to be with her heavenly father and loved ones

who passed before her on January 21,2024 while surrounded by her family. She was born on

March 30,1929 in Milwaukee, Wi to Pearl (Pollari) and Edwin Eric Dyberg. Her mother passed

away during a pregnancy complication when Laverne was 14, leaving Laverne and her father to

run the family’s store and gas station in Trombly, south of Rock. She attended Rock Public

School, where she met her grade school sweetheart- Leo Koski, and graduated in the Class of

1947. She married Leo on Aug 27,1950. Laverne worked as a cashier at Larson Bros. Store in

Rock and later as a secretary at Emco K&K Manufacturing in Rock. Leo and Laverne enjoyed

camping and traveling- they traveled to all lower 48 states. After retirement, they spent their

winters in Lantana, Florida.

The Koski Home was where everyone gathered from large family dinners to local kids after

school. The door was always open. Well into her 90’s, when you visited Laverne you had to take

a seat at her table, let her pour you a cup of coffee and serve you a homemade baked good.

These visits were the highlight of her day.

Laverne was ever present in her community. A member of Faith Lutheran Church and the

church’s WELCA, Harvest Dinner, Wreath-making, and Finnish Mission Circle committees, Rock

American Legion Auxiliary (she was the only living charter member), a 4-H Leader, TOPS club,

bowling league and ladies card club.

Laverne never let the grass grow under her feet. She had a green thumb- she loved tending to

her geraniums, perennials, and raspberry patch. She mowed her own lawn at 94 years of age.

She was a fabulous self taught seamstress. In later years, she loved to attend her great

granddaughter’s sporting events at Mid Pen School and take her place on the bottom bleacher.

She will be missed.

Laverne is survived by: A son, Larry (Roberta) Koski of Streamwood, IL. Daughter Susie (Tom)

Beauchamp of Rock. Grandsons: Michael (Susan) Koski, Eric (Julie) Beauchamp and their

children Lauren and Reid, Brian (Amber) Koski and their sons Brett, Branden, and Braylon.

Grandaughter: Andrea (PJ) Croasdell and their daughters Camryn and Avery. Brother-in-law

and sister-in-law, whom were much like a son and daughter, Ron and Gina Koski. A very special

niece, Kim (Jim) Saffer and nephews Ron (Amy) Koski and Rick (Mandy) Koski and extended

family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Leo on January 30,2005, her parents, her in-laws-

Eino and Ina (Seppanen) Koski, her dear aunt- Lillian Flemmang and brother in law, Leslie


Laverne always said the trick to a sharp mind and longevity was a daily newspaper crossword

puzzle and a pot of coffee.

The family would like to thank her loving caregivers at Transition Assisted Living, UPHS Hospice

especially Melissa and Dr Vernette Carlson, Dr Erik Rubright, Casey Deshambo,PA

Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 26, 2024 at the Anderson

Funeral Home in Gladstone. Rock American Legion Auxiliary services will be conducted at 5:00 p.m.

Friday, at the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel with funeral services to follow with Rev. Lon Hider

officiating. A luncheon will be served following the funeral services at the Bay de Noc Room

located at the Anderson Funeral Home. Burial will take place in the spring of the year in the Rock


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January 26, 2024

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Anderson Funeral Home
2200 Ludington Street
Escanaba, MI 49829

Funeral Service
January 26, 2024

5:00 PM
Anderson Funeral Home
2200 Ludington Street
Escanaba, MI 49829


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