View Full Version : Glen S. Koskiniemi Aug 5 1934 - Apr 30 2009

03-05-09, 22:20
August 5, 1934 ~ April 30, 2009

Glen Koskiniemi passed away peacefully on April 30, 2009 at Larson's Landing Adult Home in Vancouver, WA, at the age of 74, from Parkinson's Disease. He was born August 5, 1934 in Gackle, ND to Oscar & Marian Koskiniemi.

After serving in the US Army, he moved to Washington where he met his wife Alice (Kopman). Glen & Alice were married in 1956 and recently celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary.

Glen worked as a mechanic at Freightliner for 33 years. He loved to read the classified ads and go to garage sales. He was a lifelong member of the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church and he was a loving and generous husband, father and friend.

Glen is survived by his beloved wife Alice; three sons, Daniel (& Jackie), Dennis (& Teri), and David (& Wendy) all of Battle Ground, WA; and three daughters: Becky (& Randall) Schlecht of Loveland, CO, Beverly (& Kurt) Schlecht of Battle Ground, and Brenda (& Craig) Jackson of Ortonville, MI; two sisters, Mildred Berge of Grass Valley, OR and Audrey Lobbestael of Troy, MI; two brothers, Byron of Battle Ground and Ken of Addison, TX; 16 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a host of Christian friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Carol Lindgren; brother, James; and granddaughter, Riana Schlecht.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 4, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church, 16603 NE 142nd Ave, Brush Prairie. Viewing will be held at the church on Sunday, May 3rd from 6:00-8:00 p.m.