Marian E. Koschak, 87

Marian E. Koschak, 87, passed away under the wonderful care of Caring Edge Hospice at her residence in Edgewood Vista Assisted Living in Virginia on May 29, 2020.
She was first born on November 18, 1932 at her grandmother’s home in Section 30 in Ely and grew up at the Koschak Farm on Hwy 88 until moving to Spaulding Location.
She graduated from Ely High School in 1950 and Ely Jr. College in 1952.
She had many jobs including telephone operator and working at Basswood Lodge before entering the Navy.
She moved to LA California and worked for the Tappen Company as a computer programmer for 17 yrs before her company moved her to Mansfield, Ohio.
When they folded she moved to Columbus, Ohio to work at the Nationwide Insurance Company until she retired.
She then moved back to Minnesota where she lived in the Virginia Midway area until health reasons limited her and she moved into the Edgewood Vista Assisted Living.
She was always a loner and said she always liked it that way although she was the glue that held the Koschak family together with her many stories and memories.
Besides her parents, Frank J and Ethel Koschak, she is preceded in death by an infant brother and sister, brothers Frank A, Brian and Randy, all of Ely. Lone survivor is a sister Karen (Curtis) Whiting of Chino Valley, AZ, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A graveside burial service will be held at a later date in August.