In memory of

Deb Gosch

March 4, 1955 - June 29, 2021
From: Auburn, IA
Deb Gosch

Deb Gosch

Born: March 4, 1955
Died: June 29, 2021
Age: 66
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  Deb Gosch, age 66 of Auburn, IA, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center in Des Moines, IA, surrounded by her family.
  Debra Ann McClintock was born on March 4, 1955, to parents Forrest and Melvina (Dahlman) McClintock in Sac City, IA. She grew up on a farm in Lake View, where she also attended school. Deb graduated from Lake View-Auburn High School with the class of 1973.  While in high school, Deb participated in basketball as well as track, which she qualified for state in. She was baptized and confirmed in the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Lake View. When Deb was just 18 years of age her mother, Melvina, passed away. She quickly took over the caregiving role to little sister Connie. This was such a natural thing for Deb, wanting to give of herself by caring for others. After she graduated high school, she entered into the nursing program at Des Moines Area Community College where she obtained her LPN degree.
   On July 25, 1975, Deb married her high school sweetheart, Mark Edward Gosch, in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Auburn. This union was blessed with two sons, Jason and Jeremy. Together they raised their family on a farm outside of Auburn. Deb worked as Dr. Ihler’s nurse for over thirty years at McCrary-Rost Clinic in Lake City, IA. She loved her job and the patients she cared for over all of those years, loved her right back. Deb was a one-of-a-kind caring, compassionate, hardworking, and devoted nurse. When Dr. Ihler retired, Deb then worked at various nursing homes and was currently working at Regency Park in Carroll. She of course could have retired by now but just wasn’t quite ready to give it up. Caring for others, whether it be patients or family and friends, brought her the absolute greatest joy.
  Besides being an amazing nurse, Deb was an even more wonderful wife, mom, and grandma. She was simply devoted deeply to everything she did and everyone in her life. She worked on the farm right alongside Mark when she was able to. Deb always had a large vegetable garden that meant a lot of canning come the end of summer. She loved the beauty of butterflies and adored her cats.
  Deb had a love for plants, both indoors and outdoors, but didn't always have a ‘green thumb’. In December of 1999, Deb and Mark lost their youngest son, Jeremy, to Leukemia. Many plants and flowers were sent to them in remembrance of him which then meant a house full to take care of. It was then that she started to really enjoy caring for plants and became very good at doing so. In fact, a new addition to their house quickly became her very own greenhouse of sorts. She enjoyed taking care of them and watching them grow because once again, that’s just what Deb did with everything and everyone.
  Deb served on the Sac County Board of Health for many years and was also an active member of the Ladies Guild at St. Mary’s. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing cards, spending as much time as she could with her family, and just loved being outdoors on the farm.
  Everything about Deb will be greatly missed….her smile, her laugh, her warm caring ways, her dedication to her family, friends, and her work….all of it. May the memories she made with everyone as she lived her earthly life be held close to all those that know and love her.
   Left behind to cherish her memory are her husband of 47 years, Mark Gosch of Auburn, IA; son Jason (Kristi) Gosch of Auburn, IA; grandchildren: Maggie Gosch of Arcadia, IA, Shelbi Langford of Des Moines, IA, and Dakota Langford of Des Moines, IA; sister Connie Meyer (Brian Grundmeier) of Carroll, IA; brothers-in-law John (Sheila) Gosch of St. Johns, AZ, and Rich (Sandra) Gosch of Ormand By The Sea, FL; sisters-in-law: Eleanor Olerich of Wall Lake, IA, Betty (Vern) Riesselman of Halbur, IA, Mary (Carl) Snyder of Breda, IA, Ruth (Mike) Leiker of Hays, KS, Joan (Jose) Hernandez of Omaha, NE, Jan (Daryl) Mandel of Omaha, NE, Pat Gosch of Carroll, IA, Teri Hogan of Lubbock, TX, Norma Gosch of Carroll, IA, Joyce Gosch of CO, and Mary Gosch of Omaha, NE; many nieces, nephews, other extended family members, and friends.
   Deb was preceded in death by her son, Jeremy Gosch; parents Forrest and Melvina; parents-in-law Alfred and Alice Gosch; brothers-in-law Fred, Mick, and Robert Gosch, and Francis Olerich.




Tribute Video
Mass of Christian Burial
10:00 a.m., Saturday
July 3, 2021
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Lake City, Iowa
Father Lynn Bruch
Deacon Bob Lenz
Friday, July 2, 2021
3:30 p.m. Rosary
4:00-8:00 p.m. Visitation
8:00 p.m. Vigil Service
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Lake City, Iowa
Saint Mary's Cemetery
Auburn, Iowa


Friday, July 9, 2021 at 2:30 PM
“We were so very sad to hear about Deb's passing. We will keep you all in our prayers and wish you comfort during this difficult time. Love Dave and Megan”
- Dave and Megan Gosch
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 9:27 AM
“Mark and Jason, I was saddened to hear of your wife and mother Deb's passing. She was a great person and a great nurse . It was my pleasure working with her for 6 years after I arrived in Lake City. She was so upbeat and of course, knew everyone .That helped me to get to know people faster that way as well. The thoughts and prayers of Kathi and I will be with you and your family. Take Care. Don and Kathi Skinner”
- Don Skinner
Monday, July 5, 2021 at 12:54 PM
“I worked with her in Odebolt, she was a very awesome person to know. She had a heart of gold”
- Sharon Hoffard
Friday, July 2, 2021 at 8:26 PM
“Mark, Jason, Connie, and all, We share your tears. Memories of Deb go way back in school as a friend, cousin, and teammate on the Hawkette team. Whenever we crossed paths somewhere, we talked about getting together with Connie over a beverage and learning more about our ancestry. She will be missed greatly by the many people she touched during her lifetime including me. She left us too soon. Cherish all the memories. May God wrap his comforting arms around you today and in the days ahead. ”
- Sue and Ken Barney
Friday, July 2, 2021 at 8:26 PM
“To Mark and family, very saddened to hear of your loss. As someone who has been a neighbor for longer than anybody else I can think of, my condolences extend to you and your family. ”
- Gary Renze
Friday, July 2, 2021 at 9:16 AM
“Mark, Jason and familiesi am so sorry to hear of Debbie's death. I remember our times playing basketball against each other her LVA me WL. Her and I also had so much fun in LPN school together. She was a dear person and I'm am saddened by her death. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. She will be dearly missed by many.”
- Linda Brown
Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 10:09 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers to Deb's family. Remember her as a caring nurse at the clinic”
- Larry and Rita Frank
Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 10:09 PM
“Mark and Jason I'm am so sorry. Deb was a great nurse and a really good friend. Even though I haven't seen her in awhile I often think of her. Hugs to you both and I will keep you in my prayers. Deb will be missed by many.”
- Darlis Brincks Jensen and Jim
Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 10:09 PM
“Gloria Mohr Schulte just informed me of Deb's passing. I am so saddened by your loss. I remember so many visits to the house to play with Connie and Deb was always there to with her smile and her laugh. I remember being on the basketball team with her and our conversations while we sat on the bench....waiting for our last five minutes of the game play! May you find some laughter and smiles in the midst of your sorrow at this time.”
- Diane (Buse) Baldrige
Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 10:09 PM
“Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.”
- Michael, Cully and family
Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 10:09 PM
“Mark & family, so sorry to hear about Deb. You and your family our in our thoughts and prayers, our deepest sympathy to you all.”
- Mary Lou (Meister)Dopheide
Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 10:09 PM
“May peace be with Debra and her family during this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy. ”
- John and Teresa Drilling
Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 10:09 PM
“I'm so sorry to hear about Deb. She was always a fun classmate. Thoughts and Prayers to all of her family.”
- Terri(Christian)Kraus
Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 10:09 PM
“Sympathy to the Gosch family!”
- Steve Frank
Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 10:09 PM
- Sally Peters Sorenson
Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 10:09 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss! Prayers! Hugs!! Enjoyed Deb as a LVA team member and also over the years our paths have crossed in Healthcare!! Beautiful lady! Beautiful Angel!!”
- Micki Olberding Kohorst
Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 10:09 PM
“My deepest sympathy - I loved working with Deb in homecare at SMCH..such a kind caring nurse. ”
- Norene Bauman
Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 10:09 PM
“Our Deepest Sympathy to the Family”
- Don & Carol Presley
Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 10:09 PM
“Thinking of you in this time of loss. Prayers sent your way.”
- Paul & Bonnie Hasenwinkel
Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 10:09 PM
“My sympathy and prayers to the family. Treasure your memories with Deb.”
- Susan (Blessington) Corderman
Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 10:09 PM
“Mark and family, We are sorry to hear of the loss of one remarkable lady. I was lucky to have her as my nurse during my first pregnancy. Always loved getting to see her. I'm sorry for the pain you are going through. Praying the promise of eternal life in heaven will bring you peace. John and Gloria Schulte”
- Gloria and John Schulte
Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 10:09 PM
“Debra, you will be forever in my thoughts. We had so many memories, laughter and tears. You've left lasting impressions on so many. I'll cry many tears but you will never be forgotten my friend.”
- Sherrie (Lucht) Segebart
Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 10:09 PM
“I was so shocked and saddened by the news of Deb's passing. She was always so fun to work with and be around. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
- Carla Ludwig-Morrow
Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 10:08 PM
“Connie, Brian & Family, I can't even begin to express how my heart aches for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm sorry I won't physically be there, I'll be there in spirit. I'm so sorry for your loss Con Woman. Call me if you need me. Love You Always, Barb”
Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 10:08 PM
“Mark and Family Deepest Sympathy to all of you. Sorry I will not be there for visitation or service. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.”
- Pat Maunu
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