Kenneth E. Gosse (1936 - 2016)

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WEST UNION – Kenneth E. Gosse, 79 years old, of West Union, Iowa, formerly of Independence, Iowa, died on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, at his home. He was born on Dec. 3, 1936, in Buchanan County, Iowa, the son of Earl Wilbert and Mable Mae (Miller) Gosse. He graduated from high school in Independence with the Class of 1955. He served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Gosse farmed, worked at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids (for 21 years), and also, worked at Iowa Ham in Independence. He retired in 2001. He enjoyed time spent fishing.
Mr. Gosse is survived by one sister, Shirley Hendrickson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and two brothers, Gerald (Carolyn) Gosse of Manchester, Iowa, and Robert Gosse of Independence, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a nephew, Gary Hendrickson, and a brother, Carl Gosse.
Graveside services are planned for 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence. Friends called for visitation from 3 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24, at the White Funeral Home in Independence. On line condolences may be left at
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Jan. 25 to Feb. 6, 2016