Lillian Cossette, 88, Fargo, ND, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Diamond Willow Assisted Living, Detroit Lakes, MN. She was born on August 24, 1929 to Eugene and Louiselle (Sauvageau) Trottier. Lillian grew up on a farm near Horace and graduated from St. Benedict’s High School. She married Roland Cossette on October 18, 1950 at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Wild Rice, ND. The couple raised their children near Hickson and Fargo, and Lillian was a devoted homemaker. In her later years, she worked at the Ben Franklin store until 1989 when she retired. She loved gardening, playing cards, cooking, and dancing. She was also a talented seamstress. Roland and Lillian spent over 20 years in Arizona during the winter months. She cherished the time she spent with her children and grandchildren at Floyd Lake. She is survived by her children, Larry, Fargo, ND, Ronald (Peggy), Fargo, ND, Allan (special friend Deb), Fargo, ND, Marlene McCarty, Cheyenne, WY, Marilyn (Kim) Feske, Fargo, ND, Barb (Eddy) Berglund, Fargo, ND, Bruce (Beatriz), Mesa, AZ, Dale (Andrea), Rochester, MN, Peggy (special friend Todd) Schoonover, Mesa, AZ; 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; siblings, Alida Utke, Fargo, ND, and Rosalie Lohr, West Fargo, ND. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Patrick, Lionel, Alderic, Augustin, Joseph, Sylvio and Roland Trottier; sister, Loretta Schmidt; daughter-in-law, Kay Cossette; sons-in-law, Mark Knosalla and Terry McCarty and great-granddaughter, Dreya Heiden. Prayer Service: 5:00 P.M. Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with visitation starting at 4:00 P.M. Funeral Mass: 2:30 P.M. Monday, April 9, 2018 at Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo with visitation starting at 1:30 P.M. Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery South, Fargo.

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  1. Steve and I are so sadden by the loss of you Mother (Aunt Lillian) we have shared some great memories that will always be in our hearts. We are praying for all the family for Peace, Strength, and Courage to get through this difficult time. We are all Family and we will be their anytime, if you need us.

  2. our deepest sympathy goes to the family of Lillian Cossette. she made many friends at our Hickson senior club.

  3. Beautiful video of a big family with big love. Sending thoughts and prayers to you all from California! Michelle, Alec, Jacqueline and Colette

  4. Our sincere condolences to all of Lillian’s family. What a great Lady she was – always willing to include and always willing to lend a hand – no matter what the time/place or event! Classy and gracious to all who knew her, and had the privilege of working with her! Our loss is Heaven’s gain! I had the opportunity to share a compliment with your Mom and Dad – went something like this…”you two have really done a great job of nurturing and parenting a great bunch of kids” -(sounds like a teacher, doesn’t it??) Her response, after she turned to your dad – was “I guess we did a few things right!” Then she SMILED!!! Our prayer is that you will always remember her with that smile on her face, the glow of her lovely heart, and the pride and love she embodied for each one of you as well as her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I’m sure her “Home Coming” Party went past midnight, and the “Last Call” was the Welcoming had of Jesus as He embraced your beautiful Mom and whispered in her ear, “Welcome home, Lillian! You did a great job!”

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