June 10, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
June 10, 2018
- 7:00 PM
June 11, 2018
- 11:00 AM with a visitation one hour prior
Ivan “Bud” Cossette of Fargo, ND, passed away at Bethany Homes on June 1st 2018, at the age of 89.
Bud was born April 13, 1929 in Wild Rice, ND to Cecile and Julian Cossette, the 8th of nine children. He attended school in Wild Rice through the 8th grade after which he helped on the family farm. He was too gregarious to stay on the farm and found his calling owning service stations in Fargo-Moorhead for 50 years, prior to retirement. He loved chatting with his customers, but none as much as one beautiful young woman, Phyllis Hans.
Bud married Phyllis on May 18, 1957, and soon after built their home in Wild Rice, ND, where they raised their 8 children. Bud loved meeting people, fishing, hunting, skiing, traveling, spending time at Big Pine Lake and in their motorhome. He was also a life member St. Benedict’s Church where he enjoyed singing with the choir and acting as a Eucharistic Minister.
Bud was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis Cossette, 5 brothers and 3 sisters. He is survived by his children; Paul (Suzanne), Julie (Alex), Gary, Diane (Aaron), Jim (Kristin), Mike, Tom (Jill), and David, and grandchildren Josh Skyberg, Justin Skyberg, John, Grayce Darrah, Mark, Cody, Taylor, Brayden, and great grandchild Grace Orlich.
Bud’s wry smile, twinkling eyes, and gentle teasing will be greatly missed.
There will be a visitation from 5-7:00 PM with a prayer service following at 7:00 PM on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. The funeral Mass will be at 11:00 AM on Monday, June 11, 2018 at St. Benedict Church of Wild Rice, Horace with a visitation one hour prior.
In lieu of flowers please send memorials to either St. Benedict’s Church or Hospice of Red River Valley.