|Birth: ||Sep. 1, 1947|
|Death: ||Jan. 9, 2009|
Carolyn Joan Koskiniemi, age 61, of Nimrod, MN, died Friday, January 9, 2009, at her home in rural Nimrod.
Carolyn was born to Archibald and Alice (Marshall) Oehlenschlager on Septem-ber 1, 1947, in Wadena, MN. She was raised in rural Nimrod and graduated in 1965 from Sebeka Public School. Carolyn was united in marriage to Lester Koski-niemi on June 4, 1966. She continued her education at the Wadena Technical Col-lege from 1965 to 1966. She worked for various companies over the years – the Sebeka Co-op, Honeywell and LaMar. Carolyn was a member of the Wadena County Sheriff's Posse. She worked as a bailiff for Wadena County. She was a member and officer of several bowling leagues. Her hobbies included scrapbooking bowling and horse riding. Carolyn enjoyed country living and resided on and helped with the family farm from 1976 to 2009. Carolyn was a member of the Sebeka United Methodist Church.
Carolyn is survived by her husband Lester Koskiniemi of rural Nimrod; her mother Alice Oehlenschlager of Wadena; her daughter Kelly Koskiniemi Fennell and her husband Tom and their three sons, Wyatt, Deklan and Nolan of Kasson, MN; son Jesse Koskiniemi and his wife Julie and their children Grace and Chase; special children, Klaus Kronschnabl and Christopher Trombley; brothers John Oehlenschlager and his wife Kay of rural Nimrod; Steve Oehlenschlager and his wife Dionne of Alexandria, MN; Richard Oehlenschlager and his wife Margaret Mary of Minneapolis, MN.
She was preceded in death by her father Archie Oehlenschlager.
Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, January 17, at Sebeka United Methodist Church with Pastor Loren Ferch officiating. Sally Wood, Mark Wood and Amber Wood will provide special music including "Go Rest High on that Mountain," "You Raised me Up," and "Happy Trails." Congregational hymns will be "Amazing Grace" and "In the Garden." Honorary pallbearers will be Colleen Germundson, Bernice Kangas, Carol Taggart, Linda Kern, Marty Horton and Carolyn Pulju. Active casketbearers will be John Oehlenschlager Jr., Steve Oehlenschloger Jr., Erik Oehlenschlager, Chad Oehlenschlager, Jim Stiles and Zach Koskiniemi. Interment will be at East Lyons Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Wevley Funeral Home of Sebeka, MN.
*Obituary courtesy of the Sebeka Review Messenger, Sebeka, MN
Archibald Hans Oehlenschlager (1912 - 1998)
Alice Elizabeth Marshall Oehlenschlager (1913 - 2010)
John Gary Oehlenschlager (1940 - 2009)*
Carolyn Joan Oehlenschlager Koskiniemi (1947 - 2009)
Plot: Row 18 Lot 31
Created by: Jim Childers
Record added: Apr 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68814246