Barbara M Gossens

July 22, 1941 - Nov. 17, 2023 - DePere, WI

Funeral Service

Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023

1:00 pm

Holy Cross Catholic Church

309 Desnoyer St.

Kaukauna, WI 54130

Funeral Visitation

Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023

10:30 am - 12:45 pm

Holy Cross Catholic Church

309 Desnoyer St.

Kaukauna, WI 54130

Barbara M Gossens

DePere WI

Barbara M. Gossens, age 82, of DePere, died on Friday, November 17, 2023 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay.  She was born July 22, 1941 in Kaukauna, daughter of the late Leo & Magdalene (Pennings) Benotch.  Barb married Robert Gossens on April 8, 1958 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kaukauna.  
Much of her working career was devoted to the care of the elderly. She was also an integral part of her husband’s charter fishing business aboard "The Lucky Penny". 

They always had a dream of living in Door County in their retirement.  When that dream was realized, she helped her sister with her catering business in the Door County area.  

She loved her home and enjoyed making it a place where family and friends could gather and enjoy her homemade cooking and baking.  She devoted her entire life to caring for others and making them feel special. Everyone lovingly referred to her as "Grandma Barb". 

As an avid sports fan, it wasn’t uncommon for her to be watching ESPN, listening to the Brewers and attending countless games for family members.  In her free time she enjoyed reading, bird watching, crossword puzzles, playing cards, especially 13 Skidoo, and going on long drives around the countryside with no particular destination.
She is survived by her son: Guy (Carrie) Gossens; a daughter-in-law: Linda Gossens (partner, Tim Linders); 3 grandchildren: Emily (Tony) Tippett, Ashley (Login) Huebner, Stephanie (Cole) Stilen;  her first great-grandchild (arriving in April); a sister: Carrie (Peter) Sherrill; her nieces: Hilary (Drew) O’Brien, Mary Ann Walton, Alex Benotch, Paula Benotch, Desseria (Jordan) Kopac, Heather (Nima) Abrahim; a nephew: Scott (Erin) Hoffman; and her great nieces and nephews: Mason Hoffman, Jack, Ben, & Sam O’Brien, Mac & Maggie Hoffman, Jake & Eden Kopac, Alison Abrahim. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Bob; her sons: Norb & Jere Gossens; her siblings: Jerry (Ruth) Benotch, Carol (George) Corombos, Dave (Kay) Benotch, an infant sister: Virginia; and a nephew: John Benotch.  

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at Holy Cross Catholic Church (309 Desnoyer St.) in Kaukauna. Visitation will be held at the church from 10:30 am until 12:45 pm on Wednesday, before the service. 

At the time of the service and following, there will be a link available for those wishing to watch a live stream or archived recording of the service. You may also watch a memorial video or see pictures of the flowers and gifts given to the family. To access all of these, click the link above.  


I am so sad to here of your mother’s passing. I know how much she meant to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Amy Swatloski

Amy Swatloski (Co worker/friend) 2023-11-24 20:09:42

Guy & Carrie my sincere sympathy on the passing of your mom. May she rest in peace. ((Hugs)) and ????to you both

Nancy (Tootie) Hofschild (Friend) 2023-11-23 17:55:01

Carrie Guy and family Sending sincere condolences on the loss of Barb. She was such a wonderful lady and was always there for us if we needed something after our mother passed. Also. Thanks to her and your dad. My husband Steve and I took up the expensive hobby of salmon fishing and he loves it dearly to this day. Cherish your memories during this difficult time

Ann Roberts McDaniel (Old neighbor ) 2023-11-22 11:30:57

Our thoughts and prayers are with Barb's family and friends during this difficult time.

Heather, Nima, and Alison Abrahim (Niece and family) 2023-11-19 20:57:27

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