Michelle Koskiniemi

Michelle Ann Koskiniemi, age 52, passed away June 20, 2019 at her home in Osage. 

 A memorial service was held June 30 at the Jones Pearson Funeral Home, Park Rapids, with Rev. Loren Ferch officiating.

Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery, Motley.

Michelle was born October 21, 1966 to Michael and Patricia (Stewart) Carlson in Minneapolis. She attended public school in Minneapolis and Staples.  Michelle also attened the Minnesota School of Business in Minneapolis.

She married and moved to Seattle, WA, living there 11 years. She worked as a wife, mother and did some day care. She was also employed as a legal secretary part time. Michelle returned to Minnesota with her children to live in Park Rapids. She worked as a manager at Orton’s and at RDO in shipping.    

She met Steve Koskiniemi in 2010. He became her best friend, true love, supporter, as well as her husband. Michelle enjoyed flowers, the outdoors, wildlife, music and spoiling her dogs. Michelle loved her family and will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her husband, Steve; two daughters, Anna Pierce and Bethany (Andrew) Longtine; two sons, Michael Rough and Patrick Rough; seven grandchildren, Amelia, Austin, Alijah, Aden; Isabel, Juliet and Kathryn; three step-daughters, Molly, Ashley and Jennifer; mother and step-dad, Patricia (Larry) Sandburg.

She was preceded in death by her father; sister and brother-in-law, Shari and Miroslav Stojanovic and her grandparents.

Arrangments were by Jones-Pearson Funeral Home, Park Rapids.

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