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Kirk Bradley Cossette was born May 5, 1961 and was the 3rd child of Renold and Dorothy Cossette, with siblings Bruce and Becky. Kirk spent his entire life along the bank of the Red River farming, raising a family, and enjoying the outdoors. He graduated from Fargo South High School in 1979. After High School Kirk went on to obtain an Associate’s Degree in carpentry from Moorhead State. With the skills he learned he built a home for his family in 1987 and then built another closer to the farm in 1992. Throughout his primary and secondary schooling Kirk became at 5th generation Cossette farmer, working with his father Renold and brother Bruce on the established homestead that was settled on in 1869 where the Red and Wild Rice River meet. Kirk was proud of the Cossette Farm legacy and continued the long tradition helping his two sons become the 6th generation to continue the legacy. Andrew and Max worked daily with Kirk on the farm instilling in them the values of being a good steward of the land. Kirk spent 34 wonderful years with his wife Becky (Kressin). Like any marriage they leaned on each other and were perfect compliments to one another. Kirk and Becky had three children, Andrew, Brianna, and Maximillion as well as a furry family member, Magnum, whom he cherished all as equals. Family was a main focal point for Kirk. He was blessed with 5 grandchildren Wyatt, Bennitt, Graham, Weston, and Sloane as well as grandpuppies Sofia, Piper, and Colt. He would spend hours laying on the carpet playing with the grandkids and all the puppies in his life. Kirk was an avid outdoorsman and loved spending his time hunting the woods along the Red River and being outside enjoying the lake. Kirk and Becky built their future retirement home on Crystal Lake where they spent every free weekend enjoying the lake life and the company among the shoreline. Kirk found peace at the lake and enjoyed sharing the experience with family weekly. Kirk also loved hunting pheasants, deer, and coyotes but nothing made his trips more enjoyable then sharing that experience with friends and family. When winter came Kirk enjoyed his other favorite past time snowmobiling and would take time to ride the MN trails with friends and family and would also make trips to the mountains in search of fresh powder. Kirk often searched for reasons to be in and the amongst the great outdoors. Kirk died of a sudden heart attack on December 30th, 2021. He is preceded in death by his Father Renold, Mother Dorothy, Sister Rebecca, and Dog Magnum. Kirk is survived by his loving wife Becky, Son Andrew (Brittni), Daughter Brianna (Charlie) Aarestad, Son Max, and Brother Bruce (Sandi) as well as 5 Grandchildren Wyatt, Bennitt, Graham, Weston, and Sloane. Kirk was the ultimate family man and will be deeply missed by the loving family he left behind. In lieu of memorials, please send donations to St. Benedict’s, or CHI Hospice which took great care of Kirk’s mother last year. Kirk's Video Tribute can be viewed below:

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  1. Becky, Andy, Brianna and Max – I am so very Sorry. My deepest sympathies to all of you. Please know that you are, and will be in my thoughts and Prayers. I always enjoyed our conversations and visits. He was such a fun
    person to know and to call him my friend. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  2. I am very sad for the Cossette family loss. My condolences. I find no words right now to provide comfort. There is never a right time for any of this. My heart goes out to you. God bless.

  3. Becky n family : Our family feels the broken heart 💔 you are feeling losing such a great husband dad and grandpa he was a genuine loving family man friend and person. He loved to joke n had a twinkle in his eye when he did. The gates of Heaven gained one loving angel when Kirk went home. God Bless you all he was a gem.

  4. The Aalgaard family wishes to express our deepest sympathies to Kirk’s entire family. Know that many thoughts, prayers and hugs are being sent to ALL of you!🙏💞🙏

  5. I am so sad to hear this news! Your whole family in in my thoughts and prayers! Remember babysitting the two oldest kids and our families always lived close. Sending love! Stacy “Rentz” Hanson

  6. Becky my sincere condolences. Kirk was such a great guy, Not sure if you remember me. I worked for Kirk and Bruce during the time you built the house at the farm. I felt like a little brother with how well they treated me. I think about the time I spent out at the farm with very fond memories because of the way he treated me like family.

  7. Becky, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss.

  8. To Becky, Andrew, Brianna, & Max: my sincere condolences to the Cossette family. Kirk was full of life and energy. He will be missed! Thoughts and prayers to the entire family.

  9. Becky,
    I am so deeply sorry for your loss. May the wonderful memories you have with this great husband, father & grandpa comfort you during this difficult time. Prayers to you and your family for comfort & peace.

  10. Our sincere condolences to your entire family. Kirk was always a pleasure to visit with and he was always there if I needed his help. Our thoughts and prayers for peace during this difficult time are with you.
    Dave & JoLynn Houkom

  11. Becky, Andrew, Brianna, & Max I am at a loss for words. I had not seen Kirk in a few years, but he was always that same cheerful friend when we crossed paths. I will miss his friendly smile and sense humor. God bless you and yours in this difficult bend in life’s highway.
    Mike, Brenda, and Calvin Studebaker

  12. Becky and family – I am so sorry to hear of your loss – my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hugs to you all . . . Della

  13. Becky and family. So very sad to hear about Kirks sudden passing. Our hearts go out to you all. So many great memories of Kirk that I will cherish.

  14. Becky and family,
    I am truly sorry your loss. Cherish the memories that you have made, for those will be with you always. Sending thoughts and prayers to you all.

  15. Thoughts and prayers are with you all, I grew up with Kirk I also lived by wild rice, went to school and had drink’s at wild rice, may God be with you all in this difficult time

  16. Dear Becky & Family, I am truly very sorry for the loss of Kirk.
    Sending many Healing Positive Thoughts to You.

  17. Dearest Becky, Andrew, Brianna and Max~ I am wrapping you in prayer and hugs. I think back when Jarett and Max had playdates and I would drop him off at your house. As a farmgirl I had to say hello and show love to the protective farm dog! It’s just in a farmgirl’s nature. Krik soon gave me a new nickname “The Dog Whisperer.” Most every time I would run into him after that, that was his name for me and I was proud!
    May the perpetual light shine upon him now and forever.

  18. We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Kirk . We will always remember Kirk hiring Michael to help haul sugar beets in 1990. And , all the times we’d see Kirk driving his tractor with a smile on his face giving a friendly wave.
    We believe in the power of prayer and the comfort of friends and we offer these to you during this difficult time. Michael & Donna Aho

  19. I am so sorry for the families loss. I was a classmate of Kirks and I am also the sister of Mike Fischer. Last time I saw Kirk Was at the Cork and Cleaver and he was just friendly as always.
    God bless you all

  20. Dear Kirk Cossette family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Very sorry to hear of Kirk’s sudden death. I and my brother grew up with Kirk living on the Wild Rice. We all spent many if times together playing pool in my parents basement. Riding snowmobiles and doing 4-H together. Lots of great memories.

  21. News reached us about Kirk’s passing and we were shocked and saddened by such a great man’s life ending too soon. Please know that caring prayers from many are streaming your way. May your very best memories sustain you during this difficult time. Blessed be his memory to all.

  22. Becky and Family,
    We’re truly sorry to hear of Kirk’s sudden passing. We have may great memories of the old gang hanging out through our high school day’s. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family.

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