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Diane L. Gossen
Diane L. Gossen, 75, Crivitz, formerly of De Pere, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 14. She was born May 5, 1938 in Calumet County to the late Clarence and Marie (Mertens) Pfluger. She graduated from East De Pere High School in 1956 and was founder of the Religious Program for the Developmentally Disabled for the Green Bay Catholic Diocese where she worked for many years. She was a member of the Brown County Homemakers and received the distinguished Silver Knight Award for community service in 1987. On July 4, 1957 she married Donald Gossen at St. Francis Catholic Church in De Pere.
An active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lakewood, Crooked Lake, and Silver Cliff Chapels she volunteered at the thriftshop in Wabeno and helped anyone who needed it. She dedicated her life to the work of Jesus.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Don; six children: Debbie Gossen, Dan (Kris) Gossen, Lori (Tom) Marzahl, Doug (Pam) Gossen, Donna (John) Rich, and David Gossen; nine grandchildren; one great grandson; sisters-in-law, Sally Pfluger, Nancy Pfluger, Johanna Gossen, Edna Huelsbeck, Carol Gossen; one brother-in-law, Clarence Gossen; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kristin; brothers: Jim, Don and Jerry Pfluger; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law: Lawrence, Bob, and Orville Gossen, and Marion Evers.
Family and friends may call Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 2 p.m. until the hour of Mass at 5 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Ledgeview, with Fr. Richard Getchel and Fr. Ralph Merkatoris concelebrating. Entombment will be in Allouez Mausoleum. Cotter Funeral Home, De Pere, is assisting the family.
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