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Richard Otto Goslar

April 23, 1958 — August 3, 2022

Richard Otto Goslar, age 64, of Charter Oak, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, Iowa. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August 8, 2022, at St. John Lutheran Church in Charter Oak with burial in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery at Charter Oak. Visitation with family present is from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Prayers Service at 7:00 p.m., on Sunday, August 7, 2022, in the Fellowship Hall at St. John Lutheran Church in Charter Oak.

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Richard Otto Goslar, aged 64, on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison. Richard was born on April 23, 1958, to Elden and Marge (Gosch) Goslar of Ute. He was baptized on May 11, 1958, and confirmed on March 26, 1972, both at St. John Lutheran Church in Charter Oak. He attended St. John Lutheran School in Charter Oak through eighth grade and graduated from Charter Oak-Ute High School with the class of 1976. Upon graduation, Richard attended Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City and earned his certification as a diesel mechanic. Richard spent most of his career as a diesel mechanic for Schenkelberg Implement in Denison and later, as co-owner of LaBeGo/B & G Repair in Ute. He also worked for Berne Coop in Ute as a mechanic and then truck driver. The last few years he enjoyed helping his brother Bubba during harvest.

On July 23, 1983, Richard was united in marriage to Kathy (Patrick) at St. John Lutheran Church in Charter Oak. They were blessed with two children, Molly and Jacob.

Richard truly had one of the most genuine, loving, and beautiful souls. He was always the first to lend a helping hand and a kind, encouraging word even in the most trying of times. He could easily light up a room with his contagious smile and ever-positive outlook on life. His strong faith guided his life and inspired those who knew and loved him. He loved to laugh, help with and attend tractor pulls, talk muscle cars, act as disc jockey at family vacations in Okoboji and North Carolina, play cards/games and camp. Above all else, Richard loved his family and friends with all his heart and cherished every moment spent with his grandchildren.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents Elden and Marge Goslar; father & mother-in-law, John and Wilma Patrick; brother-in-law Norman Johnston; sister-in-law Jeanie Prunty; and niece Emily Patrick. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Kathy Goslar of Charter Oak; daughter Molly (Nathan) Jensen of Sioux City; son Jacob (Christine) Goslar of Marion; grandchildren: Lucas, Bennett, Clara, and Nora; sister, Sue Johnston of Denison; four brothers: Byron (Rhonda) Goslar of Lake View, Dwight (Letha) Goslar of Ute, Bernie Goslar of Ute, and Gregg (Leslie) Goslar of Ute; brothers & sisters-in-law: Chris (Duane) Pearson of Holstein, Terry Prunty of Texas, John (Cathy) Patrick of Virginia and Mary Patrick (Bob Conrad) of Eddyville; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation with Prayers

Sunday, August 7, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

St. John's Lutheran Church

104 Birch St, Charter Oak, IA 51439

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Funeral Service

Monday, August 8, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

St. John's Lutheran Church

104 Birch St, Charter Oak, IA 51439

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Graveside Service

Monday, August 8, 2022

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

St. John's Lutheran Cemetery

, Charter Oak, IA 51439

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