Blairstown Press; August 21, 1936
Mrs. Kenneth Goss Dies At Home In Michigan
Flora Edna Hardin
Mr. and Mrs. David Hardin received word Friday of the death of their oldest daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Goss, of Jackson, Mich. Mr. and Mrs. Hardin had been expecting their daughter and family to arrive here for a visit but received the message that she had died at the family home in Jackson Friday morning following a brief illness.
The deceased was born 38 years ago in Wisconsin and was brought to Blairstown by her parents when she was but six months old. She graduated from the Blairstown school and later taught in the grade rooms of the very same school. She was also a very successful teacher in rural schools in this vicinity. She was married to Kenneth Goss, son of Geo. W. Goss of Blairstown in 1923 and went to Michigan to live where Mr. Goss is employed as an electrical engineer.
Surviving are the husband, two small daughters, her parents, and sister, Miss Elma Hardin, and brother, Donavan. Funeral services were held at Jackson on Monday, August 17. Those attending from Blairstown were the sister and brother, Miss Elma and Donavan Hardin, George Goss and son Jack, and Mr. and Mrs. P. V. Neuzil. Also Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rathjen of Marengo, and Mrs. A. L. Janss.
Blairstown Press; November 14, 1919
Book of Life Closed
Mrs. George Goss, Prominent Blairstown Woman, is Called to Great Beyond.
Mrs. Minnie Shuck Goss, wife of George Goss, the real estate dealer, passed away a few minutes before 7 o'clock on Tuesday evening at the birth of a beautiful baby boy. The little one for whom the mother laid down her life, is apparently strong and healthy.
Besides the young daughter at home the eldest about 16 years, there is one son, her oldest born, Kenneth, a student at Ames, to whom the blow will fall heavily.
Blairstown Press; November 21, 1919
TRIBUTE TO MRS. GOSS
Minnie Goss (nee shuck)
Life Long Friend of Beloved, Blairstown Woman Tells of Her Life Work
(By Mrs. Robert Firman)
While the world was joyous in the celebration of the anniversary of returning peace little did we realize that the death angel hovered near, claiming as its victim one of our fairest and best, leaving a vacancy that time can never fill.
And while a real sorrow is something that can never be put into words we fain would add a line of loving remembrances and kindly appreciation of a beautiful life and character.
Minnie Shuck was born May 7, 1877, in Blairstown, Iowa and passed to her eternal reward November 11, 1919.
She attended the district school northwest of town, mostly under the tutelage of Miss Lora Firman, whose words of comendation were ever ready and sincere.
After graduating at the Blairstown High school which she did in one year after finishing the district school, she spent one year in a private school in Blairstown.
She was united in marriage to Geo. W. Goss January 12, 1898, since which time she, with her husband and family have lived in town.
She united with the Presbyterian church in early life where as a faithful, helpful worker and adviser she will be greatly missed.
She leaves to mourn her loss, a husband, five children, Kenneth, Margaret, Aide, Harriet and the little baby. Also her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Shuck, a sister, Mrs. Hattie Traer, of Jacksonville, Florida and a brother Grant of Blairstown, many other relatives and friends join in paying a tribute to this beautiful life just closed.
When we hear the music ringing
In the bright celestial dome,
When sweet angel voices singing
Gladly bid us welcome home,
Shall we see the same eyes shining
On us as in days of yore?
Shall we feel the dear arms twining
Fondly round us as before.
MANY HERE FOR FUNERAL
Some of those who attended the funeral of Mrs. Minnie Goss on Saturday were her sister, Mrs. L.W. Traer, of Jacksonville, Fla., Mr. and Mrs. M.L. Shuck, of Lisbon, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Shuck, of Clarence, Mrs. Sisler and son of Standwood, George Wise of Clarence, Mrs. Ada Stewart, of Cedar Rapids, Mr. and Mrs. Groff, of Newhall, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Graul and son Ned of Boone, Chas. Goss and Mr. and Mrs. Horace Sapher of Estherville, Miss Grace Byfield of Cedar Rapids, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Shreeves of Keystone.