ALICE R. GOSSETTE age 63,
of New Bremen, died on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 9:50 P.M. at her residence after a brief battle with cancer. She was born on July 27, 1956 in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Conrad C. and Esther V. (Poeppelman) Hoelscher. On September 18, 1981, she married David L. Gossette, and he survives in New Bremen. Also surviving are her children Ken Gossette of Springfield, Ohio, and Brianne (Adam) Berger of Maumee, Ohio, her grandchildren Ryker and Nora Berger, her brothers: Dave (Sandy) Hoelscher of Ft. Loramie, Steve (Carolyn) Hoelscher of Ft. Loramie, and Conrad (Cindy) Hoelscher of Versailles, her in-laws: Ann (Bernd) Graf of San Jose, CA, Susan (Tom) Rengers of New Bremen, and Mike (Sandy) Gossette of Reno, NV. Along with her parents, Alice was preceded in death by a son, Zachery Gossette, a brother Kenneth Hoelscher, and brother in-laws Fred and Tommy Gossette.
Alice was a graduate of Ft. Loramie High School, and was a member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen. For many years she worked at the Joint Twp. Dist. Memorial Hospital in St. Marys, and later was a caregiver in the home health field. She enjoyed being a homemaker and spending time with her family and friends, but Alice’s true passion was knitting and crocheting. She loved the artistry that went into the various designs, and spent countless hours making blankets, hats, scarves, and shawls. She was an avid reader of Knitting Designs and even taught classes for others to learn the craft, and she operated the former Thankful Ewe store in New Bremen. Alice will be remembered as a very caring lady who loved her family to the fullest.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 10:30 AM at the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen with Rev. Fr. Thomas Dorn and Deacon Mr. Greg Bornhorst officiating. Inurnment will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery of New Bremen. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 3:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, and also at the church one hour prior to the Mass on Friday January 31, 2020. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Alice.