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Leslie Richard Goss

June 22, 1929 — February 14, 2018

Leslie Richard Goss, 88, of Grayling, passed away on February 14, 2018. He was born in Fenton, Michigan on June 22,1929 to the late Oscar and Claribell (Lovely) Goss. He graduated from Grayling High School in 1947. Les married Marlene Yoder on March 18, 1986 in Gaylord. He retired from Crawford AuSable School District as the District Engineer after 40 years employment. Les enjoyed tinkering in his workshop. Les was a loving and caring father, grandfather, and a friend to many. Survived by his wife Marlene of 31 years. Children: David (Deborah) Goss of Traverse City; Julie (Clifford) Bonamie of Florida; Mary (Ken) Murray of Traverse City; Step children: Beth Holzman of Charlotte and Mary Jo (Scott) Bickman of Frederic. Grandchildren: Ryan Stahl, Michael (Amy) Goss; Nate Bonamie, Aimee (Gene Hoskins) Bonamie, Ambre (Ben) Richards, Lyndsay Whaley,Mandi (Todd) Ruddock, Lance Royston, Angela Bickman and Erica Mead. Great grandchildren: Hadley Richards, Damianne Piehl, Emily and Theodore Ruddock, and Cameron Mead. Great great grandchild: Owen Goldsberry. Brother: Dean (Linda) Goss of Grayling and sister: Elaine Campbell of Grayling. Also survived by his beloved dog "Tori". Preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Gail Stahl; infant son, Dale Goss; step daughter, Vickie Royston; brother, Jack Goss; and sister, Phyllis Armstrong. Visitation will be held at Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home on Saturday, February 17, 2018 between 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with funeral service beginning at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be at Elmwood Cemetery in the spring. Condolences may be sent to For those that wish to remember Les by memorial contribution, family suggests AuSable Valley Animal Shelter or Intellicare Hospice. Arrangements by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Leslie Richard Goss, please visit our flower store.



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