Marie G. Tieskoetter, 88, of Ossian passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the Ossian Senior Hospice. Marie Gertrude, the daughter of Auguste (Hartmann) and John Gossling was born April 10, 1930, on a farm near Festina. She attended St. Mary’s Parochial School in Festina. She was united in marriage with Frank Tieskoetter on November 4, 1953, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Ossian. They farmed west of Ossian. Marie was a resident of the Ossian Senior Hospice since November 2011 where she received excellent care and became a member of the “family” there.
Marie was an excellent seamstress. She created bridal and bridesmaid dresses for some of her children’s weddings. She liked to garden and family and friends enjoyed many of her goodies like rhubarb desserts, strawberry, peach and especially her apple pie. Marie crocheted many beautiful doilies and afghans throughout the years. She enjoyed reading. Many fun get-togethers with family, friends and neighbors were held at the family farm.
Her grandchildren loved staying overnight and having her delicious breakfasts the next morning, the favorite of which were her homemade pancakes and syrup. Marie’s cinnamon rolls and omelets were also enjoyed by many. It was known that “no one ever left her house hungry” by family and friends. For many years, the family got together to bake Christmas cookies. It was a very fun project with everyone helping and sampling. There were several years when all the grandchildren were all able to get together and do this from the oldest to the youngest.
Marie served as the St. Francis de Sales Rosary Society President and Regent of the Catholic Daughters of our Lady of Victory Court in Ossian. Marie planned and assisted the Catholic Daughters with the many delicious meals they provided for weddings, anniversary celebrations, Christmas parties and many other special events. The Catholic Daughters were well known for their Swiss steak, potato salad, and many delicious homemade desserts.
Marie is survived by her six children: Larry (Bernadine) Tieskoetter, George (Anne Kriener) Tieskoetter, Elaine (Ron) Holthaus, Laura (Faron) Bindert, Mary (Rick) Springsteen, and Frank Tieskoetter; seventeen, grandchildren, Anthony and Ryan Guyer, Angela (Nathan) Schwendeman, Julie (Orlando) Rudley, Krystle (Ryan) Braumann, and Ross (Briana) Holthaus, Joseph Bindert, Marilyn (Jason) Cornish, David Bindert (Anna Wise), Rebecca (Eric) Karita, Nicholas (Grace) Bindert; Austin, Jean and Kasey Springsteen, Bryan, Timothy (Amanda) and Michael Tieskoetter; nine great-grandchildren, Kyleigh, Gwen, Danielle and Nathan “Johnny” Schwendeman, Blake Rudley, Bentley Holthaus, Faron and Madeleine Bindert, Aveline Cornish and Louana Wise; brothers, Martin (Margaret) Gossling and Norbert (Darlene) Gossling; her sister, Sister Maryam Gossling, F.S.P.A. of La Crosse, Wisconsin; brothers and sisters-in-law, Agatha Hoffman, Anita Tieskoetter, and many nieces and nephews.
Marie was in preceded in death by her husband, Frank, in 2007; daughterin-law, Traci Tieskoetter in 1991; parents, John and Auguste Gossling; siblings and their spouses, Theresa and Alvin Myers, Rita and Robert Gebel, and Alphonse Gossling; her parents-in-law, Bernard and Mary Tieskoetter, sisters; and brothers-in-law, Louis (Irene) Tieskoetter, Joseph (Hedwig) Tieskoetter, Helen (Herman) Hemesath, Hedwig (Joe) Hoffman, Paul (Marie) Tieskoetter, Alphonse Tieskoetter and Jack Hoffman.
Visitation will be held from 4 pm-7 pm with a 3:45 pm Rosary and a 7:00 pm Scripture Service on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Ossian, Iowa. There will also be a one hour visitation before Mass at the church on Friday.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 pm on Friday, September 14, 2018 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Ossian, Iowa with Rev. Robert Gross as the celebrant.
Burial will follow at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Cemetery, Ossian, Iowa.
Schmitz-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Ossian, Iowa is helping the family with arrangements.