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Carol Jean (Loertscher) Gosse

January 9, 1937 ~ October 22, 2021 (age 84)



Carol Jean Gosse, 84, of Medford, died Friday, October 22, 2021 at Comforts of Home in Marshfield surrounded by her family and while under the care of Heartland Hospice. 

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at Hemer-Pickerign Funeral Home in Medford.  Burial will follow at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford. 

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, October 26 at Hemer-Pickerign Funeral Home, and again Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m., all at the funeral home. 

Carol was born January 9, 1937 in Medford to Inez (Amo) and Ed Loertscher.  They resided in Medford and Carol graduated from Medford High School, class of 1955.

On December 1, 1956, Carol married Merle “Squirrely” Gosse in a double wedding with Carol’s sister Joan, in Medford.  

Carol enjoyed sewing and was a talented seamstress, making things from wedding dresses to recovering furniture; quilting; crafting; playing cards; and doing puzzles.  She loved to be outside doing yardwork, watching the birds, mowing and tending to her flower beds.  She also had fun attending the Hodag Festival every year and cheering on the Whittlesey Reds Baseball Team.  Of all the things Carol was good at doing, her greatest job was that of being a mother and grandmother.  She cherished time with her family and will be dearly missed. 

Survivors include two children, Steve Gosse of Withee, Sheila Gosse of Medford; siblings, Joan Brintnall of Rochester, MN, Allyn “Red” (Lucy) Loertscher of Whittlesey, Janice (Bob) Werner of Marshfield, Ron (Ailene) Loertscher of Unity, Jeanie Thomas of Marshfield; sister-in-law, Judy Loertscher of Lac du Flambeau; beloved grandchildren, Tracy (Rick) Price, Davis (Jessica) Gosse, all of Medford, Sydney (Jared) Plautz of Birnamwood, Seth Oliver of Wausau; great-grandchildren, Chloe, Tristan, Lidainian, Zachary and Jax; one great-great-grandson, Aiden; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Squirrely on January 22, 2009; siblings, Harlan, Gloria and Valgene Loertscher; and brothers-in-law, Lloyd Brintnall and Doug Thomas. 

Carol’s family would like express their gratitude and thanks to the staff of Comforts of Home in Marshfield for their care, kindness and love given to Carol during her stay there. 

Hemer-Pickerign Funeral & Cremation Services of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Carol Jean (Loertscher) Gosse, please visit our floral store.


October 26, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hemer-Pickerign Funeral & Cremation Services
555 W. Cedar St.
Medford, WI 54451

Funeral Service
October 27, 2021

11:00 AM
Hemer-Pickerign Funeral & Cremation Services
555 W. Cedar St.
Medford, WI 54451

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