Quentin M. Goskesen, 91

Published 10:18 am Thursday, January 5, 2017

Quentin M. Goskesen, 91

Quentin M. Goskesen, 91

Quentin M. Goskesen, 91, of Austin, Minnesota, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at St. John’s Lutheran Community in Albert Lea, Minnesota.

Quentin Morland Goskesen was born Aug.10, 1925, in Kanabec County, near Mora, Minnesota, the youngest of four children, to Lars and Anna (Guttormson) Goskesen. He was a first generation American, his father emigrating from Denmark to Freeborn County and his mother emigrating from Norway to Norman County, Minnesota, in the 1880s. The family moved to Freeborn County when Quentin was very young and he attended grade school and high school in Albert Lea.

On Oct. 12, 1943, Quentin enlisted in the U.S. Navy, going through basic training at Farragut, Idaho, and serving aboard the LST 1022 in the South Pacific during WWII. Quentin was united in marriage to Bernice Elaine Baumgartner, the daughter of Walter HC and Harriet Elizabeth (Gifford) Baumgartner, the day before Thanksgiving, on Nov. 27, 1946, in Mason City, Iowa. They had six children and lived their lives in Mapleview, Minnesota, and Austin.

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Quentin worked for the Geo. A. Hormel Company for 40 years. He was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church and enjoyed working outdoors, woodworking, reading and fishing. Quentin had a great love of aviation.

Quentin is survived by his wife of 70 years, Bernice Goskesen, Albert Lea; children, Roger (Peggy) Goskesen, Hartland, Minnesota, Karen Bell, of Albert Lea, and Dayle (Renae) Goskesen, Nada (Daryl) Kilgore, and Lyle and (Laraine) Goskesen, all of Austin; grandchildren, Elaine, Matthew, Charity, Robert, Aaron, Derek, Kristy, Tracy, Jesse, Kenny, Josh, Timothy, Joseph, Elizabeth and Logan; 33 great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Anne; grandsons, William Joseph Kilgore and Wade Allen Cook; two brothers, Lyle and Einar Goskeson; and a sister, Agnes Marie Peterson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.on Friday, Jan. 6, at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with the Rev. Susan Li officiating. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery with Austin Post 91 American Legion and Olaf B. Damm Post 1216 Veterans of Foreign Wars in charge of military honors.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary.