George KalliokoskiGeorge Kalliokoski of East Grand Forks, MN died on Monday, August 26, 2013 at his home in the company of his wife and daughter, Angela, under the care of Hospice at the age of 83 years.
George was born in Brocket, ND on June 5, 1930, the fifteenth child of Herman and Anna Reinie Kalliokoski. He attended school in Brocket and then earned a degree in teaching and coaching at Mayville State Teachers College. He enlisted in the United States Army after graduation and spent most of his military time at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX, working at Brooke Army Hospital. Following his military service, George secured a teaching position in Alvarado, MN. He later completed a master’s degree in physical education from the University of North Dakota. He also taught and coached in Michigan, ND, Greenbush, MN and Sacred Heart School of East Grand Forks, MN. He later worked at Home of Economy of Grand Forks as a sporting goods salesman.