June 29, 2015 1:00 PMImmanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Hillsboro
Allen C. Goshinska, 84, of Hillsboro, ND died at Sanford Long Term
Care, Hillsboro. He was also under the care of Hospice of the Red
Allen was born June 17, 1931 to Amos and Christine (Merkens) in Norman
County, MN. He attended school near Shelly, MN, Hillsboro, ND and
Hastings, NE. The family lived in Hastings during WWII. The parents
worked in a defense plant and after the war the returned to Hillsboro.
He was drafted into the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict
and was on a ship headed for Korea when the peace treaty was signed.
He spent time at Camp Ostu, Japan (3D BN, 9th RGT). He returned to the
States and was honorably discharged January 8, 1954.
At an early age, he began farming with his aunt and uncle, Laura and
Jack Mergenthal. His uncle passed away in 1969, at that time, Allen
took over the farming operation. He enjoyed the farming life, planting
and harvesting the crops, raising cattle and hogs and always his
faithful dog, a Blue Heeler. His 5th Blue survives and is a city dog
living with Allen’s sister and brother-in-law in Fargo.
He is survived by his sisters, Janet Bjornstad, Mavis Gunderson and
Ruby (Rudy) Fronk; step-sister, Betty Litzinger; step-brother, Robert
(Naomi) Rusdal; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his baby brother Truman Wesley; his
parents, Amos and Christine; his step-father, Russel Rusdal; 3
brothers-in-law, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Graveside Service: 1:00 P.M. Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Immanuel
Lutheran Cemetery, rural Hillsboro.