Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Theresa Cossairt, formerly of Kimball, died peacefully Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta, surrounded by her family. She was 97.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Kimball with Fr. Richard Gross officiating. Visitation will be after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will follow the service at St. Anne's Catholic Cemetery.
Theresa Cossairt was born in Meeker County June 20, 1913, to John and Elizabeth (Cooper) Adolph. She married Dewey Cossairt Oct. 15, 1938, in St. Anne's Catholic Church. They farmed north of Kimball, and in 1943 they bought a farm southwest of Kimball and farmed there until retirement in 1979 when they purchased a house in Kimball. Dewey died March 10, 1999.
Theresa was a homemaker, member of St. Anne's Catholic Church, and a former member of the Golden Agers' Club. She enjoyed being outdoors, taking care of her lawn and flowers, and visiting with neighbors, friends, and family. In 1986, Theresa and Dewey were the Grand Marshals of the Kimball Centennial Parade. At the age of 92, Theresa sold her house and moved to Benet Place Senior Community in St. Cloud, and lived independently until a week before her death. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
Theresa was preceded in death by her parents; husband Dewey; sisters Emma Olson, Amelia Blair, and Cecilia Adolph; brothers Ferdinand and William Adolph.
She is survived by her children Luverne (and Lillian) Cossairt of Bloomington, Eugene (and Pat) Cossairt of Waite Park, Karen (and Ron) Gross of Brooklyn Park; eight grandchildren Richard Cossairt, Jim (and Janie) Cossairt, Jeff (and JoAnn) Cossairt, Melissa Cossairt, Mary (and Dominick) Roestenberg, Todd Gross, Brian (and Jami) Gross, and Kimberly (and Dan) Warner; seven great-grandchildren Joshua, Jacob, Bailey and Maverick Cossairt, Isabella and Aiden Roestenberg, and Elliot Gross; also many nieces and nephews.
The pallbearers will be her eight grandchildren. Music for the service will be provided by the St. Anne's Choir. Arrangements were by Dingmann Funeral Care of Kimball.