December 19, 1925 – March 9, 2018
Christopher Gosch, 92, died Friday, March 9th, at his Winter Haven home with his family by his side. He was born December 19, 1925 in Sheridan Wyoming.
Known to most as “Honey,” Christopher was a good ole' fashioned cowboy who loved his whiskey and beer, country songs, and classic westerns, yet also had a passion for sci-fi novels. He was meticulous in everything he did, chewed his food 100 times before swallowing, would turn around and ask if you had your seat belt on before driving, and had a dedication for his wife that was unsurpassed. He served in the United States Army for 7.5 years, during which time he met his wife while serving in Vietnam.
Christopher is survived by his wife, Bach Yen Nguyen; their children, Kim Nguyen, and Van Ngan Nguyen; four grandchildren; Sister Mary Ann Pitch and Brother William Gosch; and many loving friends.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 10-11 am with funeral services at 11 am, both at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, Auburndale Florida.
- Bach Yen Nquyen, Wife
- Visitation Thursday, March 15, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, March 15, 2018
- Committal Service Thursday, March 15, 2018
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March 21, 2018
I would like to share a memory on behalf of my "Papa", since he has no way of doing it... One of his favorite memories, from his memoirs: When they lived in the old brick house, the kids used to run alongside the train tracks, and the workers would throw the sugar beets from the old railroad cars that were used to transport them to a far away place. What a treat...whenever I think of that I just smile... it was a harder time, but a simpler one as well. He, and Uncle Chris shared an especially close bond being so close in age, he loved his brother very much, as he does all of his family. I'm sure his thoughts, and prayers are with you all!
March 18, 2018
My favorite memories come from my childhood. I'd listen to him on an old fashioned radio at my grandmother's (his mother) house. He sang so beautifully and gave me a lifelong interest in guitar (which I didn't pursue until much later in life). He'd sing later in my adult life every time he visited until he lost his fingers in a saw and could no longer play guitar. Yen, bless your whole family and may your grief heal in time.
Rosie (Rathburn) McGlaughlin
March 18, 2018
Thank you, Yen, for sharing so many pictures of our Uncle Chris. He lived far away and we only got to see him when you both visited Sheridan, so I don’t have many memories of him. Looking at the pictures, I see you have many memories and I hope they give you comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
March 16, 2018
Oh my... I loved my Uncle Chris... Our family led a pretty poor existence growing up, and he was always so kind, and generous. He was a talented musician, and had the BEST western music voice. I'm talking good Ole Fashioned Western Music! He always seemed to be the one up for adventure; so many travels to various countries... He worked so hard, and so many years, to get his family back home. I know he loved you all..! I hope you enjoyed the many years you had with him. You are all in my prayers...