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Van Gosseen

September 2, 1924 June 21, 2020
Van Gosseen
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Obituary for Van Gosseen

Van Gosseen, 95, passed away June 21, 2020 in Overland Park, KS. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Thursday July 2, 2020 at Souder Family Funeral Home with family receiving visitors from 9:30-10:30 AM. Interment will follow at 2:00 PM at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in, Jacksonville, MO. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to Honor Flight KC at www.honorflightkc.org.

We were going to try and live stream Mr. Gosseen's service but do to technical difficulties we are unable to. The service will be recorded and we will download the service to this page after the services. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Van was born on September 2, 1924 in Craig MO to Bruce and Nettie Gosseen. He was the 3rd of six children. Van married Lois Parrish on April 8, 1949 in St. Louis, MO. They were married 54 years.
Van served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1945. He served in the south pacific for 2 years with the 172nd infantry regiment as a light mortar crewman. He served in New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and the Philippines. He was injured in 1945 during the Battle of Luzon and awarded the Purple Heart.

Van worked as a remodeler/carpenter and later as a heavy equipment operator for the City of Independence during his career and retired in 1985. He enjoyed spending time at the lake, gardening, playing cards and spending time with those he loved. He had a zest for life and a great sense of humor.

Van was preceded in death by his wife Lois in 2004; son, LeRoy Gosseen in 2014; sisters, Marie Lyde and Eva Young; brother, Dewey Gosseen. He is survived by his two grandchildren, Catherine (Gosseen) Schaefer and husband Jeff, of Spokane WA, and Bryan Gosseen and wife Lesli, of Merriam KS; 5 great grandchildren, Olivia, Jack, Lucy, Presley and Amelia; brother Harold Gosseen of Kansas City; sister, Ida McCart of Kansas City; as well as many nieces and nephews.

We would like to end with a quote of Van’s - “My philosophy has always been to have a good outlook on life – yesterday is gone, live for today.”

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Visitation

Thursday

2

Jul

9:30 AM 7/2/2020 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 7/2/2020 10:30:00 AM
Souder Family Funeral Home

1333 NE Barry Rd
Kansas City, MO 64155

Souder Family Funeral Home
1333 NE Barry Rd Kansas City 64155 MO
United States

Service

Thursday

2

Jul

10:30 AM 7/2/2020 10:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/2/2020 11:00:00 AM
Souder Family Funeral Home

1333 NE Barry Rd
Kansas City, MO 64155

Souder Family Funeral Home
1333 NE Barry Rd Kansas City 64155 MO
United States
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