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.