JUNE META GOSSE

June Meta Gosse (Keppler), 91, of Sheboygan Falls, WI passed away early Wednesday morning, August 19, 2015 at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center.

June was born June 17, 1924 in Sheboygan, WI, a daughter of the late Arnold and Meta (Kummer) Keppler.

She graduated from Sheboygan Central High School in 1942. She enjoyed participating in half court basketball and softball in high school and was a member of the swim team. She also played the bass violin in the orchestra. June received her teacher’s education at Sheboygan County Normal School, University Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Silver Lake College.

June began her teaching career at Cleveland School near Johnsonville, a one-room school house. There she met the love of her life, a young farmer by the name of Edgar Gosse. Throughout her teaching career, she also taught at Mapledale School and Hingham School where she later became principal.

On April 12, 1951, she married Edgar at Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church in Sheboygan. Their first date on April 12, 1945 later became their wedding anniversary. They were married before her husband was deployed to serve in the United States Army in Germany. She then continued her teaching career until 1958 when they decided to raise a family. June later worked as a substitute special education teacher at Lightfoot School.

She was an active church member at Zion Evangelical Covenant Church in Sheboygan. She sang in the senior choir, belonged to the Elizabeth Circle and Ladies Aid, and volunteered with Rainbow Kids. June and Edgar also belonged to a social club of church couples called Merry Mates. She was on the planning committees of all her high school class reunions and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary #149.

June’s hobbies included collecting coins and antiques, gardening, shopping with her daughter and sister, drawing, traveling throughout Wisconsin with her husband and children, bird watching, and completing jigsaw puzzles. She was very creative and had a talent for all types of artwork. June was phenomenal at cooking and baking. She was known for her homemade bread, noodles, soups, and desserts. She also had a green thumb and could grow almost anything in her flower and vegetable gardens which includes a 15-year-old African Violet. She took pride in canning homemade jams and various vegetables and fruits. June especially enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren excel at many different sports and also attending their choral and band concerts. June always was a caring and selfless wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She especially cherished all holidays and family gatherings which included many memories at the cottage on Horseshoe Lake.

June is survived by her husband of 64 years, Edgar, who was her primary caregiver over the past seven years; her children: Ruth (Kevin) Raeder of Sheboygan Falls and William (Debra) Gosse of Green Bay; daughter-in-law: Penny Gosse of Plymouth; Nine grandchildren: Kristine (Peter) Worth of the Town of Sheboygan, Julie Raeder of Sheboygan Falls; Aaron, Jared, Noah, Adam, and Caleb Gosse of Green Bay; and Skyler and Cooper Gosse of Plymouth; Two sisters-in-law: Helen Keppler of Sheboygan and Sandee Keppler of Oshkosh; One nephew: Philip (Denise) Aigner of Mason City, IA.

June was preceded in death by her parents; sister and brother-in-law: Virginia (Willard) Aigner; two brothers: Arnold Jr. (Bud) and John Keppler; one son: John Gosse and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 4:00 PM at Zion Evangelical Covenant Church at 1125 North Sixth Street in Sheboygan. Pastor Chris McKnight officiated. Burial will be in the Wildwood Cemetery in Sheboygan. Friends could call at the church on Sunday from 2:00 PM until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in June’s name.

Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com.

June’s family would like to sincerely thank all the nurses, especially Stacy, for their wonderful care over the past few days.


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