Terry J. Koski

Thursday, November 8, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Terry J. Koski announces his death, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, following an extended illness at the age of 72 years. 

Terry was born on March 13, 1946 in Red Lodge, Montana, to Tenho and Frances Koski. He grew up on a ranch and attended school in Roberts, Montana. Following graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served for seven years, most of which was on nuclear submarines. After his discharge from the Navy he eventually chose long haul truck driving as his career. Upon his retirement he became a school bus driver for six years in Boulder, Montana.

Terry married CynDee Berg in 1967. They had three children and were later divorced. He married Marisu Reed Wiest in 1997. Terry enjoyed Remote Control Airplane Flying with his friend Larry, fishing, bowling, going to the U of M Grizzlies football games and spoiling his dog Sandy.

Terry is survived by his wife, Marisu, his children Nanette (Lerrell) Baker of Nampa, Idaho; DeAnn Dyer of Portland, Oregon; James Dru Wadsworth of Boise, Idaho (who followed his dad’s footsteps by joining the Navy); step-children Kendra (Nivardo Diaz) Wiest of Bozeman, Montana; Andrew (Katy) Wiest of Pocatello, Idaho; ten grandchildren, his sisters Carole Koski of Aurora, Colorado; and Roberta (Skip) Truscott of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; niece Hana Truscott of Arlington, Virginia; nephew Ian Truscott (Whitney Rose) of Missoula, Montana; and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tenho and Frances Koski.

Memorial gifts may be directed to: Finnish Kaleva Park, P.O. Box 128, Roberts, MT 59070 or an organization of your choosing. A Military Funeral Honors Service will be scheduled in May at Mayn Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs, Montana.

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Upcoming Events

  • Monday, November 19, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.
  • Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • Monday, November 26, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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