Garold L Goss

September 16, 1932 ~ November 24, 2019 (age 87)


Garold L. Goss September 16, 1932-November 24, 2019 BRISTOL-Garold L. Goss, 87, passed away November 24, 2019 at Elkhart General Hospital. He was born September 16, 1932 in Bangor, MI to Boyd & Hazel (Havener) Goss. In 1935 he moved to Mishawaka, IN, where he married Margaret, Kindig in 1955. Together they had 5 children, Dawn (Jerry) Wolf, Denise (Barry) Hurlbut, Todd (Mariejan) Goss, Timothy (Susan) Goss and Troy (Jennifer) Goss. On January 17, 1992 he married Janis "Diane", she survives along with her daughter, Niki (Spryidon) Stratigos, daughter-in-law, Melonie Gerschoffer. Also surviving are 21 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, stepson, Steve Gerschoffer, 3 brothers, Melvin Goss, Elmer Goss, Duane Goss and mother of his children, Margaret. Garold graduated in 1951 from Mishawaka High School, from 1952-1954 he served in the Army in Korea and Japan. When he returned home he worked at CTS for 37 years as a Millwright, machinist and as a foreman. He then worked for Key Machine for 9 years rebuilding machines and traveling for the company. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, golfing, bowling, pitching in local softball leagues and traveling with Diane. He also loved training horses for Sulky Races and was an avid Cubs and IU fan. He attended First Baptist Church in Elkhart and more recently McCoy Memorial Baptist Church where he was a chairman of the board of trustees and a member of the Cornerstone Class. He loved his children and grandchildren very much and his hope is to be with them all again someday. Visitation will be held from 11:30-2 pm Saturday, November 30, 2019 with the service beginning at 2 p.m. at McCoy Memorial Baptist Church. Presiding will be Pastor Ray Laborde and burial will follow in Rice Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions to McCoy Memorial Baptist Church. Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Garold L Goss please visit our Sympathy Store.


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