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Willis Gose Sr.


Willis E. Gose Sr., 82, Kendallville, died Sunday, January 6, 2013 in the emergency room at Parkview Noble Hospital.

    He was born May 6, 1930, in Mongo, to Elmer Anderson and Maude Helen (Goodpaster) Gose.

    Moving from Rome City to Kendallville in 1974, he retired from Newnam Foundry in Kendallville after 43 years. He was a member of Kendallville Eagles Lodge No. 985 and Kendallville Moose Lodge No. 1301.

    He was married March 5, 1949, in Angola, to Wavalyn M. Blowers. She preceded him in death on October 7, 2003.

    Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and Fred Stacy, Rome City, and Teresa and Elmer Hall, Kendallville; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Willis Gose Jr. and his companion Rebecca Neu, Randy and Annie Gose, Kendallville, and Anthony Gose, LaGrange; nine grandchildren, Phillip Stacy, Kimberly Bailey, Crystal Wentworth, Angela Terry, Elmer Hall Jr., Matthew Hall, Christina Gose, Jessica Gose, and Anthony Gose Jr.; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Nancy Marcus, Oklahoma; and one brother, Wayne H. Gose, California.

    He was preceded in death by one daughter, Diana Frain, one granddaughter, Destiny Frain, one grandson, Dusty Gose, and one sister, Alma D. Baker.

    Services were held Thursday, January 10, at Young Family Funeral Home Kendallville Chapel with Pastor Birtchell Mosley officiating. 

    Burial is in Wright Cemetery, near Stroh.

    Online condolences may be sent at www.youngfamilyfuneral

    Young Family Funeral Home Kendallville Chapel was in charge of arrangements.