August 27, 2020
- 10:00 AM
August 27, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Dorothy Cossette, 93, Fargo, N.D., died Saturday, Aug. 22, in Villa Maria Nursing Home.
Dorothy Marie Theede Cossette was born on March 23, 1927, in rural Fairmount, North Dakota. She was the 10th child of Alton and Elizabeth Theede.
In the 1st grade Dorothy went to the DeVillo Country School where her sister, Leska, was the teacher. For grades 2-12, Dorothy attended St. Francis Academy in Hankinson, ND, living with her sisters during the school week in town and graduating from high school in 1944.
Immediately after graduation Dorothy and her sister Irene took Civil Service exams and went to work in Washington, DC, as discharge agents at the Pentagon. When the school year began in the Fall, Dorothy returned home attending Moorhead State University studying teacher education. For 2 years Dorothy taught in country schools, first in rural Hankinson and then Wild Rice where she met her husband.
When Dorothy and Renold were first married they lived with Ren’s parents on the Cossette farm that was in the family for over a century, later building a new house on that farmstead. They raised three children there: Bruce, Becky, and Kirk. She loved her children dearly. Ren passed away in 2005.
Dorothy was always a great gardener and canner. She loved flowers and had beautiful flower beds around the house. She enjoyed playing cards and could do so even when her mind was slipping in her later years. A great cook, Dorothy was known for her wonderful Thanksgiving dinners she had for her extended family. She even won a cooking contest creating a recipe with beef and participating in a national cook-off.
Dorothy and Ren loved fishing and would often go up north fishing with family and friends. Along with her sisters she went on cruises to Alaska and the Caribbean, and toured the central countries of Europe.
She was blessed with 3 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren who filled her life with much joy.
Dorothy is so happy in heaven now playing cards with her sisters and catching up with all of them. I am sure they are laughing out loud.
She is survived by her children; Bruce (Sandi), Fargo, ND, Kirk (Becky), Fargo, ND; 3 grandchildren, Andrew (Brittni), Fargo, ND, Brianna (Charles) Aarestad, Halstad, MN, Max, Fargo, ND; 4 great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Weston Cossette, Bennitt and Graham Aarestad.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Renold, daughter, Becky and 3 brothers and 6 sisters.
Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with visitation starting at 9:00 A.M.
Burial immediately following the service at St. Benedict’s Cemetery, Wild Rice, ND.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to CHI Hospice.