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Eugene Goss

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Eugene F. 'Gene' Goss age 66 of Lawler died Sunday, March 27, 2016, at his home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 31, 2016, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Lawler with Rev. Nick March celebrating the Mass. The placing of the pall will be Gene's brothers and sisters. Lector for the service will be Joe Scally. Presenting the offertory gifts will be Cheryl Ostrander and Jan Summers. Organist and vocalist will be Bob Huinker. Interment will be in the church cemetery with Nick Summers, Amanda Summers, Chris Goss, Michelle VanWinkel, Robert Goss, Gereon Lake, Shea Goss,Kelli Goss, Megan Mertes and Sara Ellingson as pallbearers. Friends may greet the family 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Lawler where there will be a 3:45 p.m. Rosary and a 6:45 p.m. parish scripture service. Visitation continues an hour prior to the Mass at the church on Thursday. Arrangements are with Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in Lawler. Eugene Francis Goss was born February 8, 1950, in New Hampton, IA, the son of Joe and Signora (Attleson) Goss. He received his education in Lawler and was a 1968 graduate of the Turkey Valley High School. Gene worked retail in Champaign, IL for four years and for Kraft Foods another 15 years before returning to live in Lawler in 1987. He cared for his parents all the years preceding theirs deaths. Gene also worked at Tri-Mark in New Hampton and due to health care issues retired after 24 years. He suffered from End Stage Renal Disease that was diagnosed at the age of 17. In his free time he enjoyed hunting, trapping and fishing. Survivors include four brothers, Bill (Maureen) Goss of Sumner, Jim (Teresa) Goss of Columbus, OH, Michael Goss of Scottsdale, AZ, Roland (Claudia) Schmitt of Germany, three sisters, Cheryl (Vern) Ostrander of Des Moines, Jan Summers of Lawler, Sue (Jim) Muth of Scottsdale, AZ; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son in childbirth in 1984, his parents and a brother Ed Nunes.

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  1. Our deepest sympathy to all of Gene’s family, I enjoyed visiting with him when I’d see him at Kwik Star in New Hampton and he always said hi to my mother and visited. He will be missed by many. Ken & Jeanine Douglas

  2. Gene, I remember many great moments we had together: driving through Memphis, many talks about life, hunting and animals and I loved your BBQ Hamburger… Now you have left this world, but you will remain in my heart and in many of your friends too. Love to all of the Goss family your German brother Roland

  3. We wanted to extend our deepest sympathy to the family for your loss. We enjoyed dinner with him one evening at the Meyer’s home. Great visit while we were back in Iowa. Joe and Sharon Haskovec

  4. Gene was a super guy and my thoughts and prayers are with all of you! He is now with his parents which he so loved and took such great care of!! Cousin and friend Jane Morgan!!

  5. The Guenther Family – Linda, George, Charles, and Michael. purchased the Gracious Lavender Basket for the family of Eugene F. “Gene” Goss.

  6. Our deepest sympathy to the Goss Family in the loss of Gene. Prayers are lifted as you share family time and honor the courageous life he lived. Love, John & Diane Van Winkle

  7. Jan, We want to express our deepest sympathy to you and the rest of the family during this time of sadness. Gene was always such a fun person..trying to get the ‘city’ cousins to do things that would make him laugh! He will be missed by many….he was loved by all who knew him. Remember…..when someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure! Treasure all the memories and remember everyone loves you and feels for you now. We love you…..Kim, Kent, Hollie, and Uncle Jim.

  8. Jan, my sympathy to you and the rest of Gene’s family. Gene always had a smile on his face, even though what he was going through had to be so hard on him. I will miss getting to visit with him when he came in to see us. And God bless you for being there to take care of him. Prayers for you and all his family and friends that will miss him so very much. Joyce Lowe

  9. My sympathy to the Goss family. Gene was such a kind and gentle person and will be missed by many. I will always remember the good times I had when I spent time in Lawler as a child would get to go visit the Goss family. God bless. Kris Markham

  10. Our condolences to all the family on Gene’s passing. We were saddened to hear about it. We remember the good times we had with him when we visited Lawler, We use to go out every other summer when the kids were in school…… We even visited him in Champaign, IL when he lived there.. He usually had something ‘naughty’ to teach the kids too… Even tho we have not seen him recently, he will be missed… Luv Linda and Rick Stickney.


  12. Gene was such a presence in our lives! He loved me like a sibling, loved my daughters dearly. They always seemed to bring out the twinkle in his eyes, and a little mischief, too! Never will forget the calls,’ I’m coming to town with my crock pot, make me some maidrites! ‘ we wiss miss him so much. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Kris, Rachel & Matt, Jenny

  13. We want to extend Our Sympathy to the entire Goss family for the Loss of Loved One. May God Comfort you and know your in our prayers and thoughts. Lyn Bruns and Jack Meissen

  14. We want to extend our sympathy to our neighbors the Goss family on the loss of Gene. Heaven holds a special place for those that take care of their family members as Gene did taking care of his parents. Jan, you have been a wonderful sister to Gene to be there with him these last few years. Gene seemed to be a quiet man but always had a friendly wave as he went by. I had not seen him out and about for a long time until several months ago when I was on our front lawn. Gene was out driving and he pulled up and asked me if I had seen the neighborhood turkey lately that roamed Lincoln Street. I had to give him the bad news that it had been run over months earlier. He was sure disappointed. That will be my last memory of Gene. Times like this are sure bittersweet. It is sad to know that Gene is gone but comforting to know that on Easter Sunday he was called home to end his suffering and enjoy eternal rest.

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