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Dorothy J. Goss, 99

Dorothy J. Goss

Dorothy J. Goss, 99, of Austin, Minnesota, died Sunday, May 28, 2017, at Mayo Clinic Hospitals – Saint Marys Campus in Rochester, Minnesota.

Dorothy was born Dec. 28, 1917, in Austin, the daughter of Fred and Ethel (Pike) Volkmann. She graduated from Austin High School in 1935. She went to work for the Geo. A. Hormel Company, where she was Jay C. Hormel’s secretary until he passed away in 1954. She then became Tim Corey’s secretary, a position she held until his retirement in 1965, at which time, she too retired. Dorothy married Noel Goss in October 1953.

A member since 1964, Dorothy was honored as a Golden Girl of P.E.O. Chapter CU and she was a member of First Congregational Church and Collector’s Club.

Dorothy enjoyed golf, needlepoint, flowers, music and reading.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Lois.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, Noel Goss, Austin; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Pam Petersen, Colorado Springs, Colorado; granddaughters, Elizabeth (Fred) Rinke, Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Margaret (Brett) Wacher, Littleton, Colorado, and Kristen (Scott) Mayer, Madison, Wisconsin; seven great grandchildren; sister, Ethel Brooks, Greensboro, North Carolina; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 16, at First Congregational Church with the Rev. Shari Mason officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church one hour before the service.

Memorials may be designated to the music fund at First Congregational Church.

Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.