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Julian Cossette

January 27, 1920 - May 07, 2010


5-7 PM Monday, May 10, 2010 at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church in Fargo.

Prayer Service:

7 p.m. Monday, May 10 in Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

11 AM Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at Sts. Anne and Joachim


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


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Julian Cossette

January 27, 1920 - May 07, 2010


Julian passed away on Friday, May 7, 2010 at Villa Maria Nursing Home in Fargo at the age of 90.

Julian was born on January 27, 1920 in Wild Rice, ND, the son of Octave and Alma (Rheault) Cossette. He grew up in this area and received his education at St. Benedict’s in Wild Rice. After his schooling, Julian worked on the family farm. He was united in marriage to Diane Brunette on July 25, 1946 at St. Benedict’s. They made their home in Fargo where Julian first worked for Wallwork’s as a mechanic. He was then employed by the Fargo Public Schools for 40 years, working at Agassiz, Lewis & Clark, Hawthorne and Woodrow Wilson. At the time of his retirement, Julian was honored as the person who had the longest time of employment in the history of the Fargo School System. Diane passed away in 1990.

Julian was a quiet man who appreciated the time spent with his family. He was a member of Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church in Fargo. Julian was a pure Frenchman who loved to dance and celebrate the weddings and anniversaries of his many his friends and relatives.

Julian is survived by his children, Joanne (Michael) Warner of Oxbow, ND; Allen Cossette of Fargo; and Dennis (Nancy) Cossette of Fargo; his grandchildren, Jessica (Derrick) Oien of San Diego, CA; Alex (Leah) Warner of Fargo; Rachael Warner of Brooklyn, NY; Amanda Warner of Brooklyn, NY; Brent (Stephanie) Cossette of Atlanta, GA; Troy (Renee) Cossette of Fargo; and his 6 great grandchildren. Also surviving are his sisters, Irene LaPointe of Winnipeg, Canada; and Janet Gehrig of Fargo; his sisters in law, Angela Cossette of Horace and Pauline Grandbois of Fargo.

Julian was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Daniel and Robert Cossette; and his sisters Lorraine Brunette and Hazel Brunette.  The family would like all memorials to Julian to be given in his name to Hospice of the Red River Valley.


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  1. Lyle Thorstenson says:

    Nacogdoches TexasDear Joanne and brothers,
    I am sorry for the loss of your father. Please accept my condolences and my best wishes. May he rest in peace.
    Fargo Central Class of ’66

  2. Debbie L. DuBord says:

    Fargo N.D
    . My love and prayers for our BIG french family. Allen, I love how when I see you and your dad at Dennies restraunt and we always have good laughs!! XOXO

  3. Rose Bakke says:

    Moorhead MN
    What a great man Julian was, always welcoming, great smile and a snappy dresser. I always enjoyed talking with him. He will be missed.
    Thoughts and prayers to Al, Dennis & Nancy Joanne & Michael and family

  4. Mary Warner says:

    Corpus Christi TexasMany, many great memories of Julian and how he’d load-up everyone…and make the drive out to his daughter, Joanne’s, family farm home north of Fargo. Always dependably there — and looking like a million bucks, too! Such a kind man. Heartfelt wishes of sympathy to the family and regrets that I cannot be there to celebrate his life with all of you.

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