Roger Cossette

roger cossette
Roger J. Cossette, 87, of West Fargo, ND, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, May 31, 2021, at Sanford Medical Center, in Fargo, ND. Roger J. Cossette was born in Horace, ND, on August 13, 1933, to Phillip and Ena Cossette. He grew to manhood in Horace, ND, and the surrounding area. Roger married Claudia Duval on June 9, 1951. They were married 69 years until parted by her death on January 4, 2020. Roger and Claudia were blessed with two sons, Richard and Kenneth. They also shared their home with a special nephew, Curtis Cossette . Roger worked for Glendenning Motorways as a truck driver for thirty years. He became a founding partner of TRS Industries with his wife, Claudia, his son, Richard, and his family, in 1985. Roger worked at TRS until his retirement in 1996. Roger and Claudia loved to travel and enjoyed locations such as Tahiti and Alaska. They were winter Texans (Weslaco) for many years before purchasing a home in Mesa, Arizona. Roger and Claudia spent summers with their family at their cabin on Big Cormorant Lake in Audubon, Minnesota. They loved spending time with their children, Grandchildren, and Great Grandchildren. Roger always had a project for his boys, as they were always working as a team to fix this or replace that. He would lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. Roger spent many years hunting with friends, family and his boys. He was a deeply honest person with high moral standards. He remained active until just prior to his death. Roger is survived by his sons, Richard (Deb Pender) Kenneth (Pam Slifka), Grand Children Shane (Jenny) Stacy Davis, Robert, Jason,(Natalie) Jeff, Corey (Mike Swain), Great Grandchildren, Stephanie, Brandon, Zoey, Khloe, Ashley, Kaleb, Lilly and Alex, Brothers Gerald ( Sondra Boiarsky) and Gaston (Judy). Roger is preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Claudia, Sisters Gertrude Carlson and Aggie Rose, Brothers Rolland and Raymond, Brothers in law Eric Carlson, Albert Rose, Nick Richard and Ernest Dubord, Sisters in Law Yvette Richard and Dorothy Dubord. Our Dad lived his life to the fullest right till the very end , he will be missed dearly. by all his family and friends.

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  1. He will be dearly missed. I saw the love between Richard and his Dad first hand in Mesa, AZ. I rented a home next door to Richard to celebrate my 65th Birthday. And then the worldwide pandemic hit. Boom. We became Pandemic Partners overnight. A bit of golfing, cooking and happy hour on the patio was about all we could do for a month. The 3 Amigos. I so enjoyed that time with those two Cossette boys. It’s never easy to lose a parent, but I believe he would not want us to be sad, he had a great ride and he is home with the love of his life. Honor his life by living yours to the fullest. He would want it no other way!

  2. We knew Claudia & Roger when they were active members of St. Anthony’s Parish in Fargo. They helped manage the weekly bingo night along w/ Norman & Jean Cossette. Many good memories & friendships developed from these gatherings.
    Roger & Claudia were wonderful & generous. May they celebrate together w/ their deceased family & friends w/ our Lord 🙏 in Heaven.
    May they rest in 🕊️ peace

  3. Good bye Uncle Roger we will miss you dearly. All
    The summers our families were together for many, many years. Then living next to each other at cormorant lake for many more years. Happy you are going to be with Aunt Claudia and my parents too. And many other family and friends. I am sure you are all playing cards and having a great time!!🎉♥️🥰 Love You
    Steve and Arlene

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