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 Tresa G <I>DeFosse</I> Cnossen

Tresa G DeFosse Cnossen

Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa, USA
Death 16 Feb 2005 (aged 88)
Kalona, Washington County, Iowa, USA
Burial Brighton, Washington County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 100004661 · View Source
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Tresa G. Cnossen, 88, of Washington died Wednesday, February 16, 2005 in Pleasantview Home, Kalona, following a brief illness.

Services were Saturday, February 19, in Jones-Eden Funeral Home, Washington, with the Reverend Dennis Fox officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Brighton.

Born August 2, 1916 in Muscatine, she was the daughter of Samuel and Marie DeFosse. She attended school in Muscatine and graduated from Muscatine High School.

She was united in marriage to Walter Ahlf and later to Lawrence Borkoski. She was united in marriage to Bill Cnossen March 17, 1972.

Mrs. Cnossen worked at Washington County Hospital for many years. And was Dr. McCreedy's nurse for 15 years.

She lived most of her life in Brighton and Washington and belonged to Brighton Methodist church. She enjoyed traveling and dancing.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Cnossen of Washington; a daughter, Katherine and husband Robert Lane of Rochester, Minnesota; five step-children, Mary Jo and husband Jon Turnipseed of Apple Valley, California, Jim and wife Linda Cnossen of Marion, Joan and husband Luis Barrios of Clinton, Jean and husband Terry Glandon of Washington and Sara and husband Andy Ross of Washington; a step daughter-in-law, Alice Cnossen of Topeka, Kansas; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Pauline Berghammer of Clayton, Wisconsin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; two sisters; and a step-son, Michael Cnossen.

Memorials may be directed to Pleasantview Home in Kalona.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Jones-Eden Funeral Home, Washington, in charge of arrangements.

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