Russell E. Gosselink

Russell E. Gosselink

Russell E. Gosselink
October 21, 1925 – November 22, 2017
Grinnell (Lynnville), Iowa | Age 92

Russell Gosselink, 92 of Grinnell and formerly of Lynnville passed away Wednesday morning, November 22, 2017 at Windsor Manor in Grinnell. Russell E. Gosselink, the son of Edward and Gertrude (Ver Steegh) Gosselink, was born on October 21, 1925 in Mahaska County.

Russell was a 1943 graduate of New Sharon High School.

On January 13, 1945, Russell was united in marriage to Jeanne Lester at the First Presbyterian Church Parsonage in New Sharon. To this union three children were born: Barbara, Beverly and Darrell.

Russell farmed in the Cedar and Lynnville areas for over 20 years before purchasing the grocery store, Gosselink’s Grocery, in Lynnville in 1968. In 1998, they sold the grocery store and retired.

Russ enjoyed playing guitar and singing in a country band, square dancing, bowling and golf. He was an avid Chicago Cub fan and enjoyed watching the Iowa Hawkeyes. Russell was a member of the Lynnville Lions Club, the Lynnville Chamber of Commerce, and the Grinnell United Methodist Church.

His memory will be honored by his children: Barbara Downey of Illinois City, IL, Beverly Gosselink of Knoxville, and Darrell (& Gwen) Gosselink of Newton; eight grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; a brother, Lester Gosselink of Montezuma; two sisters: Ruby DeYoung of New Sharon and Marilyn (& Wendell) Schultz of Fremont; two sisters-in-law, Norma Gosselink of Grinnell and Geraldine Hulbert of Oskaloosa and many other nieces, nephews and friends.

Russell was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Gertrude Gosselink; his wife, Jeanne Gosselink; three brothers: Donald Gosselink, Harold (& Florence) Gosselink and Robert Gosselink; a sister, Donna (& Nick) DeJong; son-in-law, Jerry Downey; a great grandchild, Logan Higginbotham; and a brother-in-law, Stanley DeYoung.

Funeral services will begin at 10:30 am Saturday, November 25, 2017 at the Lynnville Friends Church.
Burial will be held in the Woodland Cemetery in Lynnville.
Visitation will begin after 1:00 pm Friday, November 24, 2017 at the Holland-Coble Funeral Home in New Sharon with the family present from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Windsor Manor or make a donation of your choice.

Holland-Coble Funeral Home of New Sharon is in charge of arrangements.

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