Evans Funeral Home
"Compassionate Funeral Service"
Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
701.652.3003 or 701.947.2911
Secondary Number ~ 701.650.9937
Gloria Kathleen Kosse, 94, of Carrington, ND, passed away on March 28, 2021 at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington.
She was born on February 11, 1927 in Edgeley, ND to Harry and Evva (Norman) Peterson. She attended school in Berlin, ND and graduated from Central High in Fargo, ND. Gloria worked for the Internal Revenue Service after high school.
On June 18, 1946, she was united in marriage to Elmer Kosse. They lived in the Dickey-Berlin area for a short time, engaged in farming. They moved to Carrington, ND, which became their forever home.
Family was always Gloria’s main focus and she enjoyed the time spent with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed fishing, spending time at their lake home in Minnesota, winters at their Florida home, camping, golfing, card playing and dancing. She and Elmer could clear any dance floor with their special moves. Gloria also loved to entertain family and friends at their home.
She, along with Elmer, were members of the Elks and the Eagles Club, along with the Carrington Golf Club. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Altar Society and Carrington Study Club.
Along with raising their family, she was an administrative assistant for the Foster County Extension office, ASCS, and the USFWS at Arrowwood Refuge.
Gloria is survived by her children: Diann Cardenas of Cleburne, TX; Linda (Terry) Gisvold of Washburn, ND; Keith (Dori) Kosse 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; great-grandchildren: Kailey, Luke, Sadie, Kade, Addison, Rowan, and Kayson; sister: June (Jim) Larsen of Fargo, ND; sister-in-laws: Gladys Koke of Santa Clara, CA; Marilyn Kosse of Valley City, ND; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two brothers.
Mom will be so very missed. She was a soft spoken, caring, compassionate and fun-loving lady…You and dad are “dancing” together again. We Love You.
Gloria’s Visitation will be Tuesday, April 6, 9:00AM-6:45PM, family will be present from 5:00PM-6:45PM with a Rosary Service at 6:45PM and Vigil Service at 7:00PM all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 10:30AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington.
Her Burial will be at the Carrington Cemetery.
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