Renold ?Ren? Raymond Cossette, age 90, Wild Rice, ND, died peacefully Thursday, December 15, 2005 at Villa Maria, Fargo surrounded by his family.
Ren, the oldest of 9 children was born August 31, 1915 to Julien Cossette and Cecile (Sauvageau) Cossette on the farm his grandfather settled in 1869 near Wild Rice, ND. He attended school in Wild Rice and St. Benedict?s Catholic School, near Horace, ND. Growing up he farmed with his father.
Renold and Dorothy Theede were married in 1947. They remained on the farm where they raised their children, Bruce, Kirk, and Becky. He continued to farm until his retirement. Until his death, Ren was never far from the field, tractor, or combine.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, Wild Rice, ND; his sons, Bruce (Sandi) and Kirk (Becky), both Fargo, ND. Also surviving are Ren?s three precious grandkids, Andy, Brianna, and Max. He is also survived by a sister, Yvette Staloup, Fargo, ND and three brothers, Ivan ?Bud? (Phyllis) Cossette, Fargo, ND, Allyn Cossette, Gig Harbor, WA, and Roger (Eileen) Cossette, Tacoma, WA.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Becky who died in 1970; two sisters, Dorothy Knight, Houston, TX, and Ilean Adsero, Gig Harbor, WA; and two brothers, Danny, Fargo, ND, and Wallace, Seattle, WA.
Ren loved fishing and had many fishing trips to Canada with family and friends. He had the ?best mowed roadside and riverbank? in the area! He was a lifelong member of St. Benedict?s Catholic Church, and a member of the Eagles and Elks. He served on the Wild Rice School Board, and the Cass County Fair Board.
Visitation: Monday, December 19, 2005 6-7 p.m. ? Boulger Funeral Home
Tuesday, December 20, 2005 9:30-10:30 a.m. ? St. Benedict?s Catholic Church, Wild Rice, ND
Prayer Service: Monday 7 p.m. ? Boulger Funeral Home
Funeral: Tuesday 10:30 a.m. ? St. Benedict?s Catholic Church
Burial: St. Benedict?s Catholic Cemetery, Wild Rice, ND
Arrangements entrusted to Boulger Funeral Home
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