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home : obituaries : obituaries May 2, 2016

7/9/2013 8:00:00 AM
Larry 'Butch' Goss
Jan. 14, 1932 - July 7, 2013
Larry ‘Butch’ Goss
Larry ‘Butch’ Goss

Larry 'Butch' Goss, 81, of Columbia City, passed away at 3 a.m. on Sunday, July 7, 2013, at his residence.

Born on Jan. 14, 1932 in Rochester, he was the son of Raymond and Alma (Rosborg) Goss. 

He was born and raised in Rochester, and graduated from Rochester Joint High School with the class of 1951. After graduation, he proudly served in the United States Air Force for four years and spent one year in Korea. He was awarded the Good Conduct, the Korean Service and the United Nations Service medals for his service.

He married his wife Mary Jo Thompson, in Rochester, on April 12, 1953. Larry lived in various places prior to 1968, when he moved to Columbia City. He worked for the Schultz Brothers Company for 42 years, as store manager, then later with Ace Hardware and Reelcraft for several years. He also served on the city planning commission and the Chamber of Commerce committees. He was a member of the Columbia City Elks Lodge No. 1417 and the American Legion Post No. 98.

Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Mary Jo Goss, of Columbia City; sons, Mark (Dorothy) Goss, of Plymouth, and Greg (Margo) Goss, of South Whitley; daughter, Rae Ann (Jerry) Bowman, of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and sister, Virginia Mow, of Angola.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Raymond Goss. 

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, Columbia City.

A short prayer service will follow at 8 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Gene Rohrer officiating.

Memorials may be given in memory of Mr. Goss to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, Parkview Home Health Hospice or to Ducks Unlimited.

Please visit to send the family condolences or sign the guest register book.

Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Article comment by: Dale Clay

So sorry for your loss Mary Jo. Butch was 2 years ahead of me in school. Nice guy.

Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Article comment by: LaMar & Ann Johnson

Sorry to hear of your loss ,Goss family our prayers and thoughts are with you in this time of need.

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