In Memory of Wayne F. Gosch

Wayne F. Gosch
Wayne F. Gosch
Born: August 15, 1928
Died: October 8, 2019
Age: 91
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Wayne F. Gosch
August 15, 1928 - October 8, 2019
From: Ida Grove, IA

Wayne F. Gosch, age 91, of Ida Grove, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at the Morningside Care Center of Ida Grove, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 12, 2019, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Pastor Shari O'Bannon will officiate. A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 11, 2019, at the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa. Committal services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the Ida Grove Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

Wayne F. Gosch, the son of Edward H. and Adela (Ericksen) Gosch, was born on August 15, 1928, in Odebolt, Iowa.

During war time, Wayne began farming. He was also the director of Farm Mutual Insurance for 30 years in Kiron, Iowa. On June 6, 1970, Wayne was united in marriage to Arlene Peterson in the Glen Avon Presbyterian Church in Duluth, Minnesota. To this union two sons were born, Michael and Jason. The family made their home on a farm south of Arthur, Iowa. After 40 years of farming, Wayne went to work for Midwest Industries until he retired.

Wayne loved farming, antique car shows, his 1967 GMC truck, coffee shop talk and polka music. He also enjoyed roller skating and bowling.

Wayne is survived by his son, Jason Gosch of Ames, IA; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Adela Gosch; wife, Arlene Gosch; son, Michael Gosch; sister, Vera (Bill) Moore; and brothers, Gene (Mary) Gosch and John (Phyllis) Gosch.



11:00 a.m., Saturday,
October 12, 2019
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Pastor Shari O'Bannon


Honorary Friends
William Schirrmacher
Eldon Belstene
Wayne Korner
Everett Wunschel
Howard Johnson
Delbert Rohlk


5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Friday,
October 11, 2019
Christensen - Van Houten Funeral Home
Ida Grove, Iowa


"Amazing Grace"
"How Great Thou Art"
"The Old Rugged Cross"

Mary Jo Watson, Pianist


11:00 a.m., Saturday,
October 19, 2019
Ida Grove Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa


Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 3:40 PM
“Our sincere sympathy to Jason and all the family. Our thoughts and prayers will be with all of you on Saturday. Jeanette Gosch Peterson is remembering how Wayne taught both she and Betty Gosch Sanders to roller stake. I, Kay Gosch Muller, remember seeing Wayne at the dances in Storm Lake and at the Gosch Family Picnic each June. Please know that we care too. Don and Jeanette Peterson and family and Cal and Kay Muller and family. ”
- Evelyn Kay Muller
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 3:40 PM
“We are sorry for your loss. We are the children of Geneva Gosch Hansen and will be thinking of you tomorrow. ”
- Norma Johnson, Gale Hansen and JoAnn Saddoris
Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 1:25 PM
“To the Gosch family and my brother in law, Jason, I am sorry for your loss You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs! ”
- Nia Gosch
Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 9:13 AM
“Sorry for your loss Jason. I remember many times being across the road to play, walking beans or just visit with your family. Wayne was a very good neighbor when growing up. ”
- Julie Belstene
Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 9:13 AM
“I am sorry for your loss. My husband used to have coffee with your father..I got to know him at the care center where I volunteer. There is always a loss when you do not see the same people each week. ”
- Gloria Sykes
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