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Michele Zandra Gosline

July 19, 1941December 14, 2020
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Michele Zandra Gosline was born on July 19, 1941 and passed away on December 14, 2020 and is under the care of Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home.

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Mary Lockwood Drohman

December 30, 2020

Love all the pictures! As maid of honor at Michele and Carl's wedding, I remember that just before we started down the aisle, Michele's dad handed me a vial of smelling salt's. "Mike" had a way of feinting whenever she was stressed, and he wanted to be sure we were all prepared! The vial went unused.

Gretchen Hobkirk

December 20, 2020

After Christopher was born, she returned to the working world and became a bookkeeper for a law firm downtown for many years. Later, after she became a single mom, she went back to night school at UCF, while still holding down a full time job, to get her master’s degree in Guidance Counseling and was finally able to get back into the schools to work with children, which was her passion. She worked for Orange County Public Schools, mostly middle school aged students, for another 20 or so years until she retired at the age of 67.
During her retirement, she was able to enjoy her grandchildren more, volunteered at the Hospice Center in Altamonte Springs, Florida Hospital as a receptionist and a CCD teacher at Annunciation. She was able to go on several big trips, including taking the entire family on a trip to Jamaica, an Alaskan cruise and a trip with the church to Europe to visit some churches and museums.
Although she beat breast cancer back in 2000, it reoccurred this past year. That, along with her progressing Alzheimers’ challenges, led to her passing on Dec. 14, 2020.
She will be remembered most of her friendly and easy going manner. She always had a smile, was never confrontational or rarely spoke an angry word. She loved her family and guidance counseling career dearly.
She is preceded in death by both her parents, Arlene and Gregory Gollobitz and her brother Nicholas Gollobitz.
She is survived by her 4 children, Gretchen Hobkirk, Molly Rogers, Greg Gosline and Chris Gosline and 10 grandchildren: Austin, Graham, Amanda, Samantha, Nicholas, Jonathon, Kyle, Connor, Allie and Haley.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either a breast cancer foundation or Alzheimer’s association.

Gretchen Hobkirk

December 20, 2020

She was born on July 19, 1941 and raised in Dubuque, Iowa.
As a child, she attended Catholic School. Her fondest memories of her childhood was spending the weekends on her family’s houseboat on the Mississippi River. She was a good gymnast. She could walk up and down stairs on her hands! She was also a talented musician and played the piano, French horn, guitar and ukulele. She graduated from college with a degree in teaching at the University of Iowa. While there, she was in the Alpha Chi Omega sorority and played the Scottish Bagpipes in the University of Iowa marching band. At her sorority house, she met my dad, Carl Gosline, who worked as a server at the sorority house, and later married. Her first job was as a 1st grade teacher in Davenport, Iowa, She got pregnant with her first child, Gretchen, and was not able to finish her first year of teaching. She then became a “stay-at-home” mom for 10-11 years. A year later, she moved to Gary, Indiana, where she had her second child Molly. Then the family moved to Detroit, Michigan so my dad could attend graduate school. She had her 3rd child, Greg. She lived in the heart of Detroit in the late 1960’s during the famous Civil Rights riots and recall army tanks going down our street and “blacking out” our windows and hiding in a back bedroom.
When my dad finished his Master’s Degree in Detroit, we then moved to Titusville, Florida and lived there for a year. We saw the first rocket launches from the roofs of our houses and Neil Armstrong take his first steps on the moon on a black and white TV while we lived in Titusville in 1969.A year later, we moved to downtown Winter Park, Fl. and stayed for several years. When she found out she was expecting her 4th child, my brother Chris, we moved to a larger house in Fern Park, Florida.

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Family Christmas card photo

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Picture of Dubuque from the bluff

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The house mom grew up in on Hillcrest road Dubuque Iowa

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Family reunion and vacation on lake chatuge georgia

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Mom grew up boating on houseboats on the Mississippi river

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School picture

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Family Christmas card photo

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Picture of Dubuque from the bluff

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The house mom grew up in on Hillcrest road Dubuque Iowa

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Family reunion and vacation on lake chatuge georgia

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Mom grew up boating on houseboats on the Mississippi river

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School picture

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Mom doing a headstand in college

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Grandchildren

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Mom in Iowa corn