Obit: Gosse, Maynard (1928 –1946)

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Surnames: Gosse, Gokey, Burek, Goetzman, Mueller, Hildebrandt, Schmidt, Schueller, Sprengler, Gust, Kramer, Jacobi, Kieser, Hoeft, Alexander, Haderlein, Lieder, Bialkowsky, Kohl, Colby, Ellerman, Johnson, Schreiber, Hamman, Archambo, Neubauer, Schmitz, Richter, Bornhoeft, Krone, Nelson, Franz, Belter, Mellin, Wiedenhoeft, Frome, O’Brien, Borneman, Horn, Volk, Wehrman, Marg, Grotke, Scheeler

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 08/01/1946

Gosse, Maynard (16 May 1928 - 29 July 1946)

Maynard Gosse, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Gosse of Abbotsford, was drowned Monday afternoon in the Big Eau Pleine river in Cherokee Park. He was swimming across the river when he began to founder. His companion, Van Gokey, age 16, of Abbotsford, Wisconsin, who was on the shore, swam to his aid, but, according to Gokey’s report to Dr. A. M. Burek, Marathon county coroner, Gosse began to pull him under and Gokey was forced to break loose. Gosse went under and Gokey swam to shore and spread the alarm for help. There is a hole in the river bed about 10 feet deep where the boy disappeared, it was reported.

Other Marathon county officials who answered the call besides the Coroner Burek were Henry Goetzman, chief of the county traffice patrol, Undersheriff Carl Mueller and Martin Hildebrandt. The body was recovered by dragging the river bottom about 4:30 o’clock, an hour and a half after the tragedy happened.

Theodore Schmidt, age 58, of Stetsonville was drowned at approximately the same spot on August 19, 1945.

The youth was born in the town of Colby and reached the age of 18 years on May 16, 1946. He graduated from the Abbotsford High School last spring. He is survived by his parents and two grand parents, William Gosse and Mrs. August Schueller, both of the town of Colby, Wisconsin.

Funeral services will be held at the house Friday afternoon at 1:00 P.M., and at the Christ Evangelical Lutheran church at Abbotsford at 2:00 P.M., Rev. E. H. Sprengler officiating. Internment will be made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery.

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 08/08/1946

Funeral services for Maynard Gosse, whose death was reported last week, were held Friday afternoon at the Christ Ev. Lutheran church at Abbotsford, Rev. E. H. Sprengler officiating, and internment was made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery. Pall bearers were Vane Gokey, Roger Gust, Darold Kramer, Edward Kramer, Chester Jacobi and Fredrick Kieser. Those in charge of the flowers were Marion Hoeft, Alice Alexander, Geraldine Haderlein, Morine Lieders, Bernadine Gust, Rose Bialkowsky, Eleanor Kohl, Wilma Colby, Loretta Ellerman, Dorothy Kieser, Ramona Johnson, Carmelleta Schreiber.

Out of town people here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hamman, Mr. and Mrs. Royal Archambo and Mrs. Helen Neubauer of Sheboygan, Mrs. Wm. Schmitz and son of Grafton, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Richter and son and Mrs. Minnie Gosse of Elkhart Lake, Mrs. Agnes Bornhoeft of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Krone and daughter of Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Nelson and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Nelson of Chippewa Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Franz and family of Bloomer, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Belter and Mr. and Mrs. August Belter of Wausau, Mrs. Oscar Mellin of Fond du Lac, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wiedenhoeft, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wiedenhoeft, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Frome, Sr., and family and Mr. and Mrs. Ted Frome and family of Colby, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. O’Brien and family and Mrs. Otto Borneman of Antigo, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Horn and family, Mrs. Caroline Volk, Otto Wehrman and Fred Wehrman of Greenwood, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Marg and son of Schofield, Mrs. Wm. Grotke and daughter and Mrs. Carl Scheeler and daughter.



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