Clifford Gossel


August 9, 1924 - August 24, 2012




Clifford Gossel was born August 9, 1924 on the family farm near Bridgewater to Eilert and Adeline (Marken) Gossel. He attended Sievers Country School and farmed with his father and brother.  On October 7, 1960 he married Phyllis Degen Hoeltzner. They purchased a farm at the edge of Emery in 1963 where they farmed until retiring in 1990 and then moved to Mitchell.  Clifford enjoyed farming, fishing and repairing tractors, especially Oliver tractors.  He was a member of the Davison-Hanson Farm Bureau and the St. Martin and Holy Family Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, step-son, Bob Hoeltzner, Mount Vernon; step-daughter, Linda (Jon) Rehm, Brodhead, WI; two step-grandsons, Terry Rehm, Green Bay, WI and Ryan Rehm, Madison, WI.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Donald and step-daughter, Vonnie.



Monday, August 27, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Tuesday, August 28, 2012
10:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
222 North Kimball Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saint Martin Catholic Cemetery
Emery, South Dakota

Posted by Glenda Dykes Stephenson on August 28, 2012
Phyllis, Bob, and Linda -- Your are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Harlan and Bonne Hargan on August 24, 2012
Our deepest sympathy in your loss.
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