March 22, 1925 – September 1, 2018

Gerald F. Goss, 93, of Oblong, IL (The Bend Area) passed away on Saturday September 1, 2018 at his residence.

Celebration of Gerald’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Thursday September 6, 2018 at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, IL. Burial will follow in the Bend Cemetery rural Jasper County. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Bend Community Club. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449. Condolences and or memories may be sent to the family at www.oblongfuneralhome.com. Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, IL is in charge of arrangements.

Gerald was born in Jasper County on March 22, 1925 to Louis Goss and Mary (Menacher) Goss. On April 11, 1948 he married Jean (Yager) Goss who survives. Gerald was a lifelong farmer in the Jasper County area. He served in the United States Marines during WWII. He was a member of the South Bend Congregational Christian Church and the Saint Marie American Legion. Gerald enjoyed gardening and cutting firewood.

He is survived by his wife Jean Goss, Bend Area; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Celina Goss, Flat Rock, Rick and Kimberly Goss, Bend Area; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Steve Steber, Dundas, Vicki and Jerry Rubsam, Newton; eleven grandchildren; twenty four great-grandchildren; three brothers and sister-in-law, Wilmer Goss, Detroit, MI, Dan Goss, Bend Area, and Cloyce and Bonnie Goss, Bend Area; five sisters and two brothers-in-law, Dorothy Campbell, LeRoy, IL, Mary Catherine and Ted West, MI, Betty Moore, LeRoy, IL, Emma Burbank, Lakeland, FL, and Judy and Joe Lampkin, Mustang, OK; and, several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death were his parents, a brother Joe Goss, a sister Hattie Yager and a great-grandson Evan Rubsam.