Elizabeth Ann ‘Beth’ Gosse, 89, formerly of Wabasha
Elizabeth Ann “Beth” Gosse, age 89, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2018 at Seasons Hospice House in Rochester.
Beth was born on March 4, 1929 in Wabasha, MN to George and Marie (Feils) Erding. She attended St. Felix Catholic grade and high school. She then went to St. Catherine’s College in St. Paul and graduated with a nursing degree. She worked at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Wabasha. On June 13, 1953, she married Lyle Gosse at St. Felix Catholic Church. While in Wabasha, they had five children.
In 1965, they moved to Rochester where the family grew by two, and she began work at Methodist Hospital as an RN. She was an avid reader who loved crossword puzzles, sewing, knitting, traveling and taking care of her family. She was an active volunteer at Quarry Hill Nature Center, Sr. Citizen Center, Ability Building Center, Dorothy Day House and American Cancer Society. She was also involved in Telephone Pioneers, Habitat for Humanity, and the Mayo Civic Center. She was a devout Catholic, and a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester for many years.
She is survived by her children, Mary Grueschow of Rochester, Barbara Gosse of Minneapolis, Jean (Dale) Stahl of Rochester, Gayle (Scott) Gosse-Johnson of Rochester, Katie (Bruce) Gosse-Ryan of Rochester, Patti (Larry) Gosse-Gram of Rochester, and Peggy (Tracy) Gosse-Rahnenfuehrer of Rochester; her sister, Carole Erding of Oakdale, MN; grandchildren, Chris, Elizabeth, Alex, Garrett, Maggie, Emily, Amelia, Austin, Ethan, Mackenzie, Shelby, Aubrey, Victoria “Tori”, and Marshall; three step-grandchildren, Gabe, Charlotte, and Nick; and thirteen great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lyle; her brother, Bob; two sisters. Dee and Mimi; and granddaughter, Cecily.
The family would like to acknowledge the staff at Madonna Meadows, Visiting Angels and Seasons Hospice for their compassion and loving care.
The memorial service for Beth will be held on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 2:00pm in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service in the chapel. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Rochester. Family and friends are invited, following the service, to a reception at Events at Kahler Apache in Rochester.
Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society or the Rochester Dorothy Day House.
Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com.