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Elmer E. Kosse

Elmer E. Kosse

Elmer E. Kosse, 94, Carrington, ND passed away on April 19, 2017 at Golden Acres Manor surrounded by his family.

He was born on August 24, 1922 in Berlin, ND to August and Bernadine (Schroeder) Kosse. He attended rural school in Dickey and graduated from St. James Academy in Jamestown. He farmed with his father followed by a career of 33 years with the USDA Soil Conservation Service in Foster County.

On June 18, 1946 he was united in marriage to Gloria Peterson. They made their home in Carrington, ND.

Family was Elmer's main focus and he enjoyed the time he could spend with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, golf, traveling, and dancing. He and Gloria could clear any dancefloor with their special moves. Elmer was very involved in the Foster County Wildlife Club and the Carrington Park Board.

He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Knights of Columbus and a Fourth Degree Knight. He was also a member of the Elks and Eagles Clubs along with the Carrington Golf Club.

He is survived by his wife Gloria of 71 years; children; Diann Cardenas of Cleburne, TX; Linda (Terry) Gisvold of Washburn, ND; Keith (Dori) of Fargo, ND; grandchildren: Chad (Leslie) Motschenbacher of Tyler, TX; Leah (Mitch) Kuhn of Mandan, ND; Erick (Christina) Gisvold of Mandan, ND; Megan Kosse (Dan Pearson) of Bloomington, MN; Libby (Shaun) Parsons of Fargo, ND; greatgrandchildren: Kailey, Luke, Sadie, Kade, Addison, Rowan, sister Gladys Koke, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and five brothers.

Visitation: Friday 4PM-6:45, with a Rosary Service starting at 6:45PM, with Vigil Service at 7:00PM, all in Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, ND

Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10:00AM in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington, ND

Interment: Carrington Cemetery

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