“This wine has gone bad!” we heard her say. So naturally she started christening the snow-covered driveway up and down with it yelling, “Yippy!” Grandma had a way of doing things her own way (cue Frank Sinatra’s classic, “My Way”). She lived her life to the fullest — as a strong, determined, fiercely independent, incredibly generous woman with spunk and style to boot (yellow galoshes to be exact).  

Those infamous yellow boots were seen dancing at her 50th wedding anniversary. Some other memories include newsworthy neighborhood pool parties (with floating refreshments, of course), setting the season record in the local women’s city bowling league, volunteering to play Mrs. Claus, paying with large bills saying “keep the change,” zipping around in her gold Saab, polka music and dancing whenever the mood struck, popcorn with extra butter (with some more butter on a spoon for extra dipping), clam dip and pretzels sticks, lemon drops and making sure leftovers were stored in the right size jar (not too big).   

Mrs. Carol Louise McCosker, age 92, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff, Wis.  

She was born Feb. 11, 1928, in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of the late Henry Kuether and Helen Piotrowski.  

Carol was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 58 years, Thomas McCosker, and brother, Roger Kuether. 

Survivors include two sons, Wayne McCosker (Janis) and Clayton McCosker; daughter, Karen (Alan) Lemke; sister, Jaoana Dean; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. She also leaves extended family members and many dear friends.

We will miss her every day.  

Services will be private. Please feel free to share your Carol McCosker stories with us by emailing them to carol.mccosker@gmail.com. Thank you.

Arrangements by Gaff­ney-Busha Funeral Home, Eagle River.  Online condolences may be expressed at gaffney-busha.com.