Obit: Gosse, Junior Henry (1933 - 2016)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Bahr, Buttke, Gestner, Gosse, Hamel, Hanson, Holdorf, Kuenzi, Lindow, Winter

----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, WI) 3/13/2016

Gosse, Junior “Sam” Henry (28 SEP 1933 - 4 MAR 2016)

Junior “Sam” Henry Gosse, 82, passed away at Mt. View Care Center on Friday, March 4, 2016, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

Sam was born on Sept. 28, 1933, in Marshfield to Henry and Doris (Lindow) Gosse. He was the youngest of four children. Sam was born a month premature and was sent home in a shoebox, not expected to live. He went on to live a full life as a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He grew up on a farm near Colby and attended school in that area as well. In 1954 he met his future bride, Gladys Kuenzi, and they were later married in Abbotsford on Nov. 1, 1958. Sam served in the U.S. Army, stationed out of the Chicago area. Together they lived several places before settling in Wausau in 1967. Sam worked at Foremost Foods in Rothschild for 30 years. He enjoyed the outdoors hunting, fishing and trapping. He loved and respected animals, including his springer spaniels.

Survivors include his children, Sonia (Peter) Gestner and Tim (Donna) Gosse; grandchildren, Katie (Craig) Buttke, Julie Gestner (Dustin Winter), Matthew Gestner, Preston (Chelsee) Hanson and Seazon Hanson; eight great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Bernice Gosse; nephews; a niece; a cousin; and dog, Buttons.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys, on Nov. 9, 2008; parents, Henry and Doris; a brother, Victor Gosse; two sisters, Ione Bahr and Delila Hamel; and two brothers-in-law, Lloyd Hamel and Sammy Bahr.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2016, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 501 Stewart Ave., Wausau, with Rev. Zach Holdorf presiding.

Family and friends called beginning at 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will be at a later date in Pine Hill Cemetery, town of Mayville, Clark County.

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