Obituary of Ryan Koski
Ryan Christopher Koski was born January 1, 1988 in Kenosha, WI, and died July 30, 2017. The love and joy of his life was his daughter Michelle Koski. He was one of those Dads that couldn't wait to be with her, hold her tight and love her to the end of the world every time. He did everything for her. He would say the best thing he ever had was taken from both of them and would never leave her. Baby's parents have done a wonderful job with their choices raising Michelle. Ryan and Elysia McPherson have been together since she was 14 and he was 16 - 12 years. Their friendship continues raising this beautiful child together. Ryan would say, "I will always love Elysia". Ryan graduated from Gurnee Middle School and received his high school diploma from the American Schooling. Activities from early age and on were four wheeling, motor bikes, biking with Dad and friends, baseball, basketball, football, Boy Scouts, golf and his favorite, snowmobiling. Right before Dad got too sick they had a good last trip in Michigan. He was also a big fan of music, movies, eating out and working out. Young years with Grandparents Koski up north were so fun playing with bumper boats, go carts, and closing the pool down at night. He is with his Dad & Grandpa Denis doing what they always enjoyed. Travel took him to Texas, Arizona, Canada, Michigan, Florida, Arkansas, and Hawaii scuba diving with Dad. Work years started with his Dad's family business installing flooring, to his present American Dream. He was enjoying this wonderful company. His loving caring smile, hugs & presence will be missed.
Ryan is survived by his daughter Michelle Lynn Koski, her mother Elysia McPherson, his mother Lynn (Dave Pasko) Sylvester, Grandparents Mary Jo and Melvin Koski, grandmother Diane Selenak Susman, aunt Shannon (Matt) Wamser, uncle Mike Koski, Mark (Rose) Koski, half-siblings Scott Towne and Tierney Sylvester, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father Stacy Selenak, grandfather Denis Selenak, and step-grandfather Don Susman.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at St. Patrick's Church, 15000 W. Wadsworth Road, Wadsworth. Funeral Mass will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the church with Father Jim Merold, officiating. Interment will take place at North Shore Garden of Memories, North Chicago on August 10, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. in the cemetery chapel. In lieu of flowers donations to the American Cancer Society have been suggested.
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