Albert 'Joe' Gosch

11/8/2013

LAKIN — Albert Joseph "Joe" Gosch, 85, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Kearny County Hospital in Lakin.

LAKIN — Albert Joseph "Joe" Gosch, 85, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Kearny County Hospital in Lakin.

He was born Oct. 1, 1928, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Albert and Edith Faye Nolte Gosch.

On Dec. 28, 1947, he married Donna Grace Dobbie.

Mr. Gosch worked for Colorado Interstate Gas Co., for 42 years, retiring in 1989 as Operations Superintendent. He had lived in Lakin since 1972. He enjoyed woodworking, dancing, yard work and telling stories, and was involved in various community and civic organizations.

Survivors include five daughters, Mary and Mike Lochmann of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Gretchen and Jack Conger of Christiana, Tenn., Catherine and Jerry Kammerer of Yukon, Okla., Lizabeth and Terry Lewis of Elkhart, and D.J. Richmeier of Garden City; two sons, Don and Felicia Gosch of San Angelo, Texas, and Mark and Maryann Gosch of Garden City; a brother, Thomas and Nola Gosch of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, Patricia and Johnny Watson of El Paso, Texas; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by parents; a son, Albert Joseph "Joey" Gosch II; a granddaughter, Shannon Ochoa; a grandson, Mathew Timothy Gosch; and two sisters, Ruth Ann Barbeau and Mary Friel.

Funeral will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Wesleyan Church in Lakin. Burial will follow at Lakin Cemetery.

Visitation hours are noon to 8 p.m. today at Garnand Funeral Home in Lakin. Condolences may be emailed to garnandfh@sbcglobal.net. Memorials are suggested to the Lakin PRIDE Committee, in care of the funeral home, 508 N. Main St., Lakin, KS 67860.

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