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Allen Goshinska

June 17, 1931 - June 24, 2015

Graveside Service - Sunday

June 29, 2015 1:00 PM

Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Hillsboro


Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro

Allen Goshinska

June 17, 1931 - June 24, 2015


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
River Valley.

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.


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4 responses to “Allen Goshinska”

  1. Robert and Naomi Rusdal says:

    Ruby, Janet and Mavis,

    our sympathy in the loss of your brother Allen.
    we have been gone. home Tuesday. were at Libby.
    May he rest in peace.
    With Sympathy and prayers
    Love, Naomi and Bob

  2. Marilyn Poole says:

    Ruby-I am so sorry to about the loss of your brother. My sincerest condolences. I know you were very close to your brother.

  3. Paul Geray says:

    Sorry to hear of the passing of Allen. I spent many hours at the farm working with Allen when I was just in the Elementary school. He was a tough boss but always fair. I put alot of bales in that barn with my brothers. Thanks Allen for the hard work ethic you taught me. PS Never was able to get along real well with the dogs.

  4. Rod and Barb Litzinger says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Allen’s passing. Thinking of you in your time of sorrow.

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