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James "Jim" Herman Gossens

December 8, 1935 ~ January 3, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

James "Jim" Gossens Obituary

James “Jim” H. Gossens, age 88 of Clintonville, passed away Wednesday afternoon January 3, 2024 at the ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Neenah.

James Herman Gossens was born on December 8, 1935 as the son of the late Arthur and Catherine (Wynboom) Gossens. He graduated from Kimberly High School and went on to serve his country in the United States Army from 1958 – 1960. Jim met Eileen Neely on a blind date and the rest was history as they say. The couple wed on October 23, 1974 and resided in Clintonville ever since. For 36 years Jim traveled to Appleton Paper for work each day and he retired in the late 1990s. He was a faithful member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Clintonville as well as Riverside Golf Course and enjoyed curling couples at the Clintonville Curling Club for a few years with Eileen. When Jim was a young man he enjoyed hunting, but as the years went by his focus shifted to fishing which allowed him many fond memories of time spent at their cabin on North Twin Lake in northern Wisconsin. He also loved to golf and spend the winter months in Sebring, FL leading to many friendships and countless good times throughout his life. His love for his nieces and nephews was obvious as he looked forward to spending time with each of them. His deep voice and strength will be missed by those left behind but there is solace in knowing he is safely home with his Lord and Savior. 

Survivors include: His wife: Eileen Gossens.
Nieces & Nephews: David (Mary) Hermsen, Karen (Dan) Pitchers, Lisa (Mike) Nass, Jeri (Jim Spelman) Yoder, Jacki (Steve) Johnson, Brad (Diana) Friis, Andrea (Chris) Melk, and Julie (Dan) Braun.
Numerous great-nieces & great-nephews, brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law including special in-laws Dona Neely, Mike Friis, and Heather Neely.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents Arthur & Catherine Gossens, his sister Delores (Bernard) Hermsen, a niece November Doty, a nephew Brian Neely, and special in-laws Jerry Neely and Karen Friis.

A Memorial Mass will be held for Jim on Saturday January 13, 2024 at 11am at St. Rose Catholic Church in Clintonville with Fr. Timothy Shillcox O. Praem officiating. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9am until the time of service. Military honors will follow the service outside of the church and will be conducted by members of the Clintonville American Legion Post #63, VFW Post #664, D.A.V. Chapter #53, and American Legion Auxiliary Unit #63. Inurnment will take place at St. Rose Cemetery later in spring. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established by Jim’s family. They also wish to thank the entire ThedaCare staff for the excellent care and compassion shown to Jim during his stay. The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory of Clintonville is assisting his family.  

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January 13, 2024

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Rose Catholic Church
140 Auto St.
Clintonville, WI 54929

Memorial Mass
January 13, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Rose Catholic Church
140 Auto St.
Clintonville, WI 54929


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