Donald Lee "Peg Leg" Gossen Sr.
Gossen Sr., Donald "Peg Leg" Lee Donald Lee Gossen, Sr. "Peg Leg" went home to the arms of his Savior on October 14, 2016. He was born December 21, 1948 in Neenah, WI, son of the late Marvin and Gladys (Jorgenson) Gossen. Don passed peacefully of a sudden illness, surrounded by his loving wife Lori (Scott-Heideman) Gossen, and his two sons Don Jr. and Chad (Heather). Also with Don were his loving brothers and sisters, Delores "Dee" Spiegel, Robert "Bob" Gossen, Joan Collins, Beverly (Tom) Eisch, and Marvin Jr. "Butch" (Barb) Gossen, his Stepson Jeremy Heideman, Stepdaughter Michelle (Heideman) Robley, and Step grandson Andy Zimmer. Two of Robert Gossen's daughters, Barb and Bridget, Bev's son Jeff, Don and Lori's close friends Geoff and Ann Braden, and of course, Don's little princess puppy Gizmo. Don graduated from Appleton West High School in 1968, studied at Fox Valley Technical College and became a graphic arts designer, and worked at various printing and graphics companies throughout the Fox Valley and Green Bay area over his lifetime. Donald's love of life was evident by his always smiling face and charismatic charm which will be missed by all. Some of Don's favorite times were spending nights by the fire with friends, camping, collecting coins, seeing his two boys grow into the men they are today, watching his 10 grandchildren play, his Poker Tuesdays, watching the Packers beat the heck out of the Cowboys, and making every moment count with everyone he held dear. Don would be the first to give you the shirt off his back and the last person to ask for a helping hand. The world lost a great man this day, but Heaven gained a saint. He loved having grandchildren in his life and cherished his time spent with; Stella, Max and Raina, Andy, Alaina, Karley and Morgan, Cheyanne, Genavive, Abigail, and Sophia. Don was an inspiration to so many, especially his sons, he gave his all whenever he could, however he could, in more ways than can be expressed...a special, wonderful, caring, loving man...truly a one of a kind gift from God!! A funeral service for Don will be held at 6:00pm, Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Valley Funeral Home, 2211 N. Richmond St, Appleton with Rev. Dave Vande Hey officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 3:00pm until 5:45pm. Interment will take place at Highland Memorial Park.
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