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EDITH M. ROSKOWKI

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EDITH M. ROSKOSKI

Edith M. Roskoski, 95, of Mountain Iron, died peacefully Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Essentia Health Virginia Care Center in Virginia.

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Edith Marie (Charmoli) Roskoski was born April 14, 1919 in Mountain Iron to Joseph and Josephine (Paoletti) Charmoli, immigrants from Italy.

Edith lived in Mountain Iron all of her life, except for a short time in Virginia and in Kentucky when her husband was in the Army. She graduated from Mountain Iron High School. Edith worked as an office helper for Dr. Moeller in Mountain Iron doing billing work and continued helping him after he moved his office to Tower. She married Edmund Roskoski, Sr. in Mountain Iron on June 28, 1941.

Edith taught church school (catechism) for 10 years. She was a Cub Scout leader for five years, babysat for the Dr. Jay Davenport family and lived-in with their children when their parents traveled.

Edith was an excellent cook and baker. She was a very hard worker, and enjoyed tending her gardens, both vegetable and flowers around her home. She had a great sense of humor, keen memory and was such fun to spend time with.

In her younger days, Edith was a member of the "Mountain Iron Wildcats", a Range all-girls baseball team. They had some very successful seasons, one year being beaten only once by the "Northside Wildcats" of Virginia.

Edith assisted and took care of many of her relatives throughout both her single and married life: beginning with her own father in his home in Mountain Iron, her sister, Carmella, who lived with Edith, her husband and her family, for many years until her sister passed away in 1998, numerous nieces and nephews at various ages and stages of their lives, lastly, her daughter-in-law after her only grandson was born.

Edith was a very caring person, enjoyed her family and company at her home. She helped others all through her life in so many ways, where ever she could. She still found time to knit socks, mittens, and do mending as needed.

She always watched one soap opera and never missed it, "As The World Turns" from the time it started.

She spent 2 1/2 wonderful years enjoying her own life and especially enjoying time with the staff and residents at the Essentia Health Virginia Care Center. She loved the music, and all the many activities, bingo for prizes, selling donuts, van trips, church services, and any visitors who stopped by. She did a little gardening by planting seeds in containers in the spring.

Edith and her beautiful roommate, Irma, could often be heard laughing loudly or giggling from their room that they had shared. The both had a great sense of humor and vivid imaginations, planning how they were going to do TV shows, programs and write books about their lives.

A special thank you to all of the wonderful staff at Essentia Health Virginia Care Center. What happiness you brought to Edith. Many huge thanks to all of the Essentia Health Hospital staff for their expertise and kindness.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edmund, in 1982; brothers, John, Arnold, Leonard, and George; sisters, Christina, Louise, Carmella, and infant sister; godmother, Marie (James) Battisti.

Edith is survived by children: Edmund Charles (Nancy Koski) Roskoski, Jr., of Mountain Iron, Raymond Roskoski of Mountain Iron; grandson: John Roskoski of Mountain Iron; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

SERVICE: 11 a.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Mountain Iron with visitation one hour prior. Fr. Brandon Moravitz will officiate. Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Virginia. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com

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