Robert Earl ‘Bob’ Koskela
CLARKSTON — Robert Earl “Bob” Koskela passed away on August 18, 2018, in Clarkston.
He was born on July 1, 1931, in Stanton Township.
He married Joyce Perreault in 1951, and lived in Beacon Hill.
They moved to the Detroit area, raising their four daughters in the suburb of Berkley, and eventually moved to a small farmette in Clarkston, where they resided for nearly four decades.
Bob retired from Ford Motor Company in 1994.
He enjoyed all sorts of outdoor activities. He hunted deer with friends and relatives at their hunting camp, tended his animals, fished in his backyard pond which he engineered, worked a relatively large garden, and mowed his acreage until shortly before his death.
He was an avid hockey player for most of his life, continuing to skate with a dear group of friends, The Rusty Blades of Waterford, until just a few months before his passing.
He was a member of the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Brighton.
One of ten children, he is survived by five siblings, Ruth Johnson, Betty Kolehmainen, Bill Koskela, Bonnie Isola, and Terry Koskela; his four daughters, Sherry (Ken) Coxen of Clarkston, Barbara (Jim) Crocker of Castle Rock, Colorado, JoAnn (Michael) Marttila of St. James City, Florida, and Karen (Bo) Weber of Byron; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
A memorial tribute to Bob’s life will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Sunday, October 28, 2018, at The Fountains Golf and Banquet facility in Clarkston.
Per Bob’s request, donations may be sent to the Chassell High School Reunion Fund, c/o Chassell Township Schools, P.O. Box 140, Chassell, MI 49916.