Lance Gose, 87, of Toledo, Ohio, died peacefully, Saturday afternoon, September 29,2012 in St. Charles Hospital, Oregon, Ohio after a long illness.
He was born July 5, 1925 in Magoffin County, Kentucky and as a youth moved to Willard, Ohio.
He worked for the B & O Railroad in, Willard, Ohio until being drafted into the Army in 1943.
During World War II he saw action at the Battle of the Bulge and several other battles in the European Theatre campaign. After 20 years of service in the Army, with many military citations and awards, he retired from the service as a First Sergeant. After retirement he worked as a postal worker in Cleveland, Ohio, as a civil service employee at Heath, Ohio Air Force Base and several companies as a security guard supervisor. He was an avid reader, enjoyed fishing, watching old western movies, and all sporting events on T.V. Lance also liked, very much, playing cards and Ohio lottery games.
He is survived by his son, Larry Gose of Toledo, Ohio, by two sisters, Lucille Hamons of Westerville, Ohio, and Connie (John) Fackler of Shelby, Ohio. He is also survived by three brothers, Claude (Helen) Gose of Heath, Ohio, Chandos (Janet) Gose of Norwalk, Ohio, and Stanton Gose of Mansfield, Ohio, and many cousins. Lance was preceded in death by his wife, Alta (Ashley) Gose, by his parents, Reuben and Cloia Gose, by his brother, Carson Gose, and by his sister, Anna Mary Gose. He was a member of the American Legion and V.F.W. Associations of Toledo, Ohio and the Masonic Organization of Heath, Ohio. Graveside services at Maple Grove Cemetery, New Haven, Ohio will be announced at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Charles Hospital, Oregon, Ohio.