Obit: Gosse, Frances D. #2 (1929 – 2015)


Surnames: Gosse, Celesnik, Suda, Czaikowski, Mynatt, Schaefer, Peterson, Martz, Frey, Stokes

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, Wis.) 14 Oct 2015

Gosse, Frances D. (27 OCT 1929 – 5 SEP 2015)

Frances D. Gosse, 85, Thorp, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at the House of the Dove in Marshfield. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 22, at St. Bernard-St Hedwig’s Catholic Church in Thorp. Visitation will be held at the church starting at noon until the time of the service. Rev. Janusz Kowalski will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Hedwig’s Cemetery.

Frances Suda was born on Oct. 27, 1929, on a farm eight miles north of Loyal, to Louis and Jenny (nee Celesnik) Suda. As a young child she was raised at the Wildwood cheese factory south of Thorp and later at the general store and family farm in Longwood. She received her education at Oakwood School and Withee High School. On May 8, 1948, Frances married Edward R. Gosse at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Withee. They divorced in 1981. While together, they farmed for a few years near Loyal and for many years south of Longwood where they raised nine children. In addition to being a homemaker, farm wife and loving mom, Frances worked as a Tupperware salesperson and dietary aide at the Clark County Health Care Center for many years. Frances moved to Owen and then to Thorp where she resided with her companion, Art Czajkowski. Frances enjoyed keeping in contact with her family whether immediate or extended, baking, sewing, quilting, cheering on the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and other sports teams, traveling, trips to casinos, bowling, hugging her cat (Peanut), tending her flowers and feeding her birds. She was proud of her membership in the Thorp-Stanley Red Hat Society and relished the many friendships she made. Frances loved her family and lived for family get-togethers. Her smile would light up a room. Frances was a “class act” from her impeccable appearance to her gracefulness, compassion, humor, caring, and fun-loving attitude, which led to many interesting adventures. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Frances is survived by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren: son David (Vita) Gosse of Owen; son Edward (Constance) Gosse of Kenosha and their son Ryan (Kendra) Gosse and their children Garrin, Raya, and Ila of Lincoln City, Ore.; son Ron (Annie) Gosse and their son Alex of Marathon; daughter Judy (George) Mynatt of Green Valley, Ariz.; daughter Cathy (Jay) Schaefer of Manchaca, Texas, and their children Zachary (Angelica) Schaefer of Houston, Texas, and Brianna (Ben) Peterson of Austin, Texas, and their son Caleb; daughter Nancy Gosse of Abbotsford; daughter Lisa (Jon Custer) Gosse of Stratford, and her daughter Mandy (Dan) Martz and daughter Carrie of Itasca, Ill.; son Michael (Sara) Gosse of Merrill and their son Devin Gosse of Wausau; and son-in-law Troy Frey and children Erica and Anthony of Marshfield. She is further survived by her siblings: Jane (Art) Peterson of Withee, Lucy (Cal) Stokes (who she lovingly raised while a teenager) of Deer Lodge, Mont., and Bill (Marilyn) Suda of Hamilton, Mont.; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents; her ex-husband, Edward; her special friend, Art Czajkowski; and her youngest daughter, Cindy Frey.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to either Northwood County Humane Society, P.O. Box 402, Marshfield, WI 54449, Ladies Altar Society of St. Bernard-St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, P.O. Box 329, Thorp, WI 54771 or the Clark County Humane Society, W3926 WI-73, Neillsville, WI 54456 would be appreciated.

The family extends a special “thank you” to Frances' friends and neighbors for their assistance during her recent time of need.

The Thorp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.



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