OBITUARY

Duane Verne Kossen

September 23, 1937May 4, 2021
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Duane Kossen, age 83 of Zeeland, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2021 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Duane was born in his home in Zeeland, and would live on the same farm for most of his life. He was longtime member of Ottawa Reformed Church, where he served in a variety of roles, including a Sunday School teacher, Deacon, and Elder. Duane worked for Hart and Cooley for almost 50 years, and continued his lifelong farming role in his retirement. A veteran of the United States Army, he served proudly our country for 2 years and for a time in Germany.

Preceding him in death was his brother John Kossen; and his son-in-law John Pastunink.

He is survived by his wife Lois of 58 years; son Kevin Kossen (grandson Kyle Kossen), and daughter Kristi Pastunink (granddaughters Jill (Henry) Murray and Colleen Pastunink; siblings Gordon (Elsie) Kossen, Eunice (Gerald) Wright, Stan Kossen, and Lillian Morren; in-laws, Ronald (Hennie) Diresenga, Ken (Alice) Diresenga, Sherry (Cal) Ensing, Gary (Nancy) Diresenga; and Ruth Driesenga; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be 2:00pm Monday, May 10, 2021 at Ottawa Reformed Church, 11390 Stanton St., West Olive, MI. Officiating will be Chaplain Cindy Nyhoff. Burial will be in Zeeland Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1-2:00pm Monday May 10 prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Right to Life Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Please visit www.lakeshorememorial.com for further information.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitaton

    Monday, May 10, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, May 10, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial

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Michelle Karsten

May 14, 2021

Kossen family - so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Duane for about 25 years at Hart & Cooley. Such a kind, quiet man. Praying for all of you.

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