Charles “Gosie” Gosenberg, 82, West Liberty
Obituaries · April 27, 2017

Charles Dean “Gosie” Gosenberg, 82, passed away April 23, 2017 at the Simpson Home Memorial Home in West Liberty.

A casual celebration of Gosie’s life will be held Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Activity Center at the Muscatine County Fair Grounds. The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Simpson Memorial Home or Muscatine County Fair Restoration Project.

He was born Nov. 16, 1934, in Muscatine, Iowa, the son of Everett and Opal Hime Gosenberg. He was a graduate of West Liberty High School in the Class of 1952. On April 1, 1995, he was married Lori Westfall Forbes.

In his early years, Gosie had owned and operated Gosenberg Feed Grinding, built and ran Mr. G’s Lounge, sold feed for Walnut Grove and Yoder Feeds and most recently worked for several LP gas companies before retiring. He was a member of West Liberty Jaycees and Muscatine County Fair Board.

He is survived by wife Lori; daughters: Deb Guinn (Greg), Sheri Hall (Mike) and Cindy Fuhrmeister (Jerry); stepchildren: Todd Forbes (Shelly), Michelle Daufeldt (Matt), and Nicki Polito (Ed); six grandchildren: Matt Guinn (Kristin), Brad Guinn (Brianne), Brandi Campbell (Troy Miller), Jeni Laughlin (James), Jeff Fuhrmeister (Ashley) and Lynn Fuhrmeister (Ben Caviness); seven stepgrandchildren: Tanner and Taylor Forbes, Hailey, Spencer and Macy Daufeldt and Bristol and Becker Polito; and 12 great-grandchildren: Xzavier, Maxxin, Maguire and Kaidian Guinn, Kendall, Amelia and Elijah Guinn, Abbey Campbell; Lindsey and Brady Laughlin and Emma and Aiden Fuhrmeister.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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