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Lewis C. Gossard, 87, of Bluffton, died at 4:10 p.m. May 19, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born Aug. 29, 1924, in Roundhead Township to Myrel E. and Roxie M. King Gossard. On Dec. 22, 1945 he married Bernice Crawfis and she preceded him in death on Aug. 22, 2005.
Mr. Gossard retired from Hobbs Trucking Co., Findlay, and has also worked at Cooper Tire, Findlay. He was a member of the Vance Street Roadrunners.
Survivors include two sons, Charles Gossard of Dublin, Gary (Suzi) Gossard of Moorhead, Ky., two daughters, Darlene (Jim) Badertscher of Leipsic, Bonnie Gibson of Bluffton, 19 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren, three brothers, Carroll (Edna) Gossard of Findlay, Paul Gossard of Columbus Grove, Kenneth (Barb) Gossard of Findlay and a sister, Donna (John) Klingler of Ada.
He was preceded in death by two daughters, Suzzan Gossard, Mary Ann Campbell, two brothers, Roger and Gene Gossard and an infant sister.
Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services, Bluffton. Burial will be in West Newton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Putnam County Hospice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.