Opal Marie (Schrautemier) Gossman

February 28, 1929 ~ July 26, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Opal Gossman Obituary

   Opal Gossman, 94, of Lanesboro, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at Traditions in Preston.

   Opal Marie Schrautemier was born on February 28, 1929, in Alliance, NE, to Virgil and Mildred (Brandt) Schrautemier.  After her birth the family moved to Bend, Oregon.  She married Howard Gossman on October 19, 1958.  They moved to Harmony, MN in 1959 for 3 years and then moved near Whalan in 1962 where they farmed and raised their family.  After Howard’s passing in 2000, Opal moved to Preston in 2001.

   Survivors included; Debra (David) Thompson, Janice (Mike) Bronk, Randy, Bob (Sheila), Connie (Mike) Thedens, Kristi (Dan) Ruesink, daughter-in-law, Brenda; 16 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Howard; 3 sons, Tom, Kerry, Peter; 2 daughters, Terry Ann, Darcy, 2 grandsons and 1 granddaughter.

   Funeral Mass for Opal M. (Schrautemier) Gossman will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2023, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, in Lanesboro with Father Thomas Loomis officiating.  Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church.  Burial will be in the St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, in Lanesboro.

   Johnson-Riley Funeral Home & Cremation Service is assisting the Gossman family with arrangements.  Online condolences are welcome at

   Opal's family would like to thank Traditions in Preston for their care and support over these last few months.

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July 29, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
St. Patrick's Catholic Church - Lanesboro
100 Ridgeview Lane S
Lanesboro, MN 55949

Funeral Mass
July 29, 2023

11:00 PM
St. Patrick's Catholic Church - Lanesboro
100 Ridgeview Lane S
Lanesboro, MN 55949


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