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Ernest Cossette

February 24, 1925 - March 22, 2014


5:30-7:30 P.M. Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo, ND.

9-10:00 A.M. Friday, March 28, 2014 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo, ND.

Prayer Service:

7:30 P.M. Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo, ND.

Funeral Service:

10:00 A.M. Friday, March 28, 2014 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo, ND.


St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Wild Rice, ND.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Ernest Cossette

February 24, 1925 - March 22, 2014


Ernest (Ernie) Cossette was born near Hickson, ND on February 24, 1925 to Arthur and Emma (DuBord) Cossette. He grew up on the family farm and farmed with his family. Ernie attended St. Benedict School in Wild Rice. On July 18, 1944 he married Hazel (Rheault) at St. Benedict. Ernie continued farming until 1946 when he and Hazel moved to Fargo. He was employed at Nabisco for the next 15 years. Ernie then worked as a custodian until his retirement in 1990. Ernie and Hazel moved to West Fargo in 1975.

Ernie was good at wood crafting. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and horseshoe. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Ernie is survived by his wife Hazel; children, LeRoy (Lynn) Cossette, Gulf Shores, AL, Russell (Gloria) Cossette, Cormorant Lake, MN, Wayne Cossette, Detroit Lakes, MN, Karen (Michael) Hofer, Fargo, ND, Michael (Valerie) Cossette, Sabin, MN, Suzanne (Keith) Holm, Fargo, ND, Kathy Cossette, Glyndon, MN, Joleen Cossette, Fountain Hills, AZ, Faye (Mark) Carmen, Fountain Hills, AZ, Debra (Rod) Young, Horace, ND, Joe (Barb)  Cossette, Moorhead, MN; 31 Grandchildren; 46 Great-Grandchildren; and Six Great-Great-Grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by one grandson, five sisters and three brothers.

Memorials preferred to The Holy Cross Building Fund or Donors choice.


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  1. James Leith says:

    Golden Valley Minnesota
    We were saddened to hear of Ernie’s death. May God be with you in your time of loss. Hazel and Ernie were both very active at Holy Cross Church and helped in so many ways. We trust he nows dines in the Kingdom of God because of the way he lived. Eternal rest grant unto him oh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him.

  2. Wayne and Carol Greenwood says:

    Fargo ND
    Dear Hazel and family,
    Wayne and I are very sorry to hear of Ernest’s passing. I know he had a wonderful life, filled with an adoring and gracious family. You all are in our prayers. In lieu of flowers, we made a memorial donation to the Holly Cross Building fund as stated on the Boulger Funeral Home web site.
    With all our thoughts and prayers,
    Wayne and Carol Greenwood

  3. The Benny Arechiga family says:

    Minneapolis MN
    So very sorry to hear of your loss. Father’s are always our hero-no matter the age. May he rest in peace and God’s blessing be with you all.

  4. Anne and Marty Riske says:

    Fargo ND
    We offer our condolences to the Cossette family at this time. It is apparent the pride and spirituality given to such a magnificent family. Your father lives on in so many lives, he must be so proud.

  5. Jodi Miller says:

    Reiles Acres ND
    Thoughts & Prayers to you Hazel & your entire family! Ernie was a wonderful man & will be truly missed. God Bless!

    Edward Jones
    Bert Cameron/FA
    Jodi Miller/Sr BOA

  6. DeeJae (Rodunce ) Harlow says:

    Sandy Lake ManitobaWayne and family,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sorry to read of your dad’s passing.

  7. Lynn Nelson says:

    WisconsinIn sympathy. Ernie was always kind to me. My condolences to Hazel, Le & Lynn and the entire Cossette family. Lynn

  8. Colleen (Dwyer) Tuff says:

    Omaha NEJoleen and Family I am so sorry to hear about your Dad passing. I have some very fun memories of playing at your house and in your back yard when we were little!! Prayers to you and your family!!!

  9. Bob & Eileen Narveson says:

    Fargo ND
    We were sorry to hear about Ernie’s passing. He was a special person. He always had a smile and had time to visit with you. Our prayers and thoughts go out to all of you.

  10. Danielle Morris says:

    West Fargo NdSo many great memories of my grandpa and it has been fun to talk about all our memories with cousins these last few days. I am glad I got to enjoy his company a few nights ago and see glimpses of that man. I am sure you are smiling down on everyone and wrapping your arms around us as we prepare to celebrate your life. ❤️ You

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