Robert P Gosmire

Born: Mon., Feb. 20, 1928
Died: Sun., Jul. 9, 2017


3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sat., Jul. 15, 2017
Location: Willoughby Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:30 PM Sun., Jul. 16, 2017
Location: Bethany Lutheran Church

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Robert “Pete” Gosmire, 89, of Canova passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at the Lake Norden Care Center in Lake Norden, South Dakota.  Funeral services will be at 1:30 pm, Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Bethany Lutheran Church, Howard, with burial at a later date. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday with a prayer service at 5 pm at the Willoughby Funeral Home in Howard. Robert “Pete” Gosmire was born in Canova on February 20, 1928 to Arthur and Hattie (Kruescher) Gosmire. Pete grew up on the family farm, was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Canova, and attended Burbank Country School through 8th grade and later attended Burbank High School, graduating in 1946. Pete played football and basketball throughout his high school career. After graduating, he worked on the family farm with his older brother, Howard.  In 1950 Howard enlisted in the Army and served in Korea during the Korean Conflict.  Pete took care of the farm until Howard’s return in 1952 when Pete and Howard began running the farming operation together again. The brothers had to grow up fast after their father died at a young age.  They worked hard on their farm where they not only raised crops, but also raised pigs and chickens.  Pete enjoyed fishing, playing softball, playing cards, and socializing. Pete and his brother, Howard, rarely missed a holiday gathering, wedding, anniversary, graduation, or any opportunity to visit with their family and many friends.  Pete loved dogs and cared for many a stray cat.  He was a loving uncle, cousin, and friend to so many and will be dearly missed.  Pete was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Phyllis Bauer and Jessie Cordell, and most recently, his beloved brother and best friend, Howard Gosmire.

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Rich and Phyllis Schager
   Posted Mon July 10, 2017
Both brothers were special. Even though they were 2nd cousins to us they were Uncles to us. Always around and helpful. Was so glad we were able to visit Pete at Lake Norden. He will be missed along with Doc. Deepest sympathy to all families. Rich and Phyllis

Duane Bauer
   Posted Tue July 11, 2017

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Annette, Robert, Kenneth and Duane (Andy).

Rest in peace, Uncle Pete. You will be dearly missed.

Jeanette Towle
   Posted Wed July 12, 2017
To all of Pete's family,
I always enjoyed talking to Pete as a child, he was always so nice to us! I want to extend my sincere sympathy to everyone, he was a special person! Sorry I cannot attend the service.
Jeanette Towle

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