March 4, 1951 – July 16, 2021
ATHOL – Kenneth James Gossen, 70, of Athol, passed away peacefully with his loving wife by his side at his home on Friday, July 16, 2021.
Born March 4, 1951 in Glendive, Montana, he was the son of the late Walter and Donnabell Gossen. He attended Richey High School, where he graduated in 1969. He worked for his father on the family ranch. In 1972-73 he went to New York to work at 1000 Acres Dude Ranch. In 1973, he met his future wife, Stephanie MacNeill. They were married on April 6, 1974. They returned to Montana where he worked for Dawson County. In October 1976, they moved to the family ranch and worked there for 3 years. In 1979, they moved to Glendive, where he began working in the oil fields. First at Eichler Oil for a year, then at Halliburton in 1981 until his retirement in 2003.
For the past 8 years with Halliburton, Ken has worked in Algeria, Africa. During this time they returned to New York in April 1997. After his retirement he worked at 1000 Acres as a corral boss for 3 years. He then went to the Real Bark Mulch factory for Galusha for a few years where he finally fully retired. He built his leather goods and enjoyed making belts, halters and breastplates, as well as repairing saddles. It was a hobby he loved to do and he made many friends because of it.
He remains to be cherished in memory, his wife of 47 years and his two sons: Jeremy Gossen of Texas and Jason (Tasha) Gossen of Arizona. Two grandchildren: Halie and Jason, Jr., and one great grandson, Kaiden, all from Arizona.