John Koshorek, 52, of Marquette, died Saturday evening, December 9, 2017 at his home in the presence of his loving family and under the care of U.P. Home Health and Hospice.
John was born on March 7, 1966 in Pontiac, Michigan. He had resided in Marquette since 1967, attending Skandia Elementary School from Kindergarten through Fourth grade and was a 1984 graduate of Marquette Senior High School. He attended the Jacobetti Skills Center at Northern Michigan University.
John previously worked as a commercial fisherman in Alaska. He was employed for the past 20 years as a fire fighter with the City of Marquette and had also worked as a volunteer fire fighter with Chocolay Township. He taught fire education classes to many Upper Peninsula fire fighters.
John was an avid hockey player, enjoyed hunting, camp and making maple syrup. He was also a licensed builder and had owned Cornerstone Builders.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen of Marquette, his parents, Ron and Marilyn Koshorek of Marquette; one brother, Alex (Mary) Koshorek and their daughters, Victoria and Olivia of Menominee, MI. He is also survived by a large, extended family including his brother fire fighters.
The Koshorek family will greet relatives and friends on Friday, December 15th at the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home beginning at 2 p.m. until the time of a memorial service in the funeral home at 4 p.m. with Pastor James Danielson officiating.
Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are kindly asked to consider UPAWS, PO Box 968, Marquette, MI 49855 or Trillium House, PO Box 7115, Marquette, MI 49855 in John’s memory.
John’s obituary can also be viewed at canalefuneral.com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.
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