Jean Elaine <I>Ross</I> Gosha

Jean Elaine Ross Gosha

Alta Vista, Chickasaw County, Iowa, USA
Death 17 Apr 2016 (aged 89)
Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 161405638 · View Source
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Jean E. Gosha 89 of Austin, Minnesota died Sunday April 17, 2016 at St. Mark's Lutheran Home.

Jean was born October 6, 1926 to William and Evelyn (Paschelka) Ross in Alta Vista, Iowa. When she was a child her family moved to Taopi, Minnesota. She graduated from Adams High School in 1944. After high school she moved to Washington D.C.where she worked for the Veteran's Administration during the war. After the war ended she returned to Austin.

Jean married Vernon Gosha at St. Olaf Lutheran Church on December 28, 1946. In 1954 she and Vernon purchased a home where they raised their five children and she continued to live there until her recent move to St. Mark's due to her health. She became a waitress at the Kingswood Hotel which is now the Gerard School and later at the Red Cedar Inn. In [1967] she went to work at the law department at the Geo. A. Hormel Company and eventually became the executive secretary for Dick Knowlton and then Bill Hunter until her retirement in 1987.

Jean enjoyed spending time with her family and dedicated her life to taking care of her son, Tom.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Vernon in 2003, son Craig, brothers Duane, Dale and Roland Ross and sister Darlene Hemly.

Jean is survived by her children Mike (Sue) Gosha, Austin, MN, Doug Gosha, Rochester, MN, Tom Gosha, Austin, MN and Mary Gosha, Rochester, MN, 5 grandchildren Matt (Jennifer) Gosha, Austin, MN, Natalie (Troy) Nantke, Plymouth, MN, Andy (Tanya) Gosha, Maple Grove, MN, Trista Gaucher, Philadelphia, PA, and Adam (Laura) Gaucher, Minneapolis, MN, 6 great grandchildren Michael, Alex, Delaney, Nora, Hanna and Tess, sister LaRae Rarer, St. Paul, MN.

Funeral services will be held at 11AM on Thursday April 21st at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with Todd Portinga, AiM officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church on Thursday for one hour before the service. Music will be by Neal Erickson and casket bearers will be Adam Gaucher, Andy Gosha, Matt Gosha, Michael Gosha, Alex Gosha and Troy Nanke.

Photo and obituary was published by Clasen-Jordan Mortuary

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