James P. "Jim" GoschMay 21, 1930 - July 24, 2018
James P. "Jim" Gosch, age 88, of Long Beach, passed away on July 24, 2018.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Mildred Gosch.
He is survived by his children, Jeffrey Gosch and his wife Beverly, and Jennifer Beving and her husband Reed.
Mr. Gosch is a native of St. Louis, MO and he served in the U.S. Army from 1948 - 1950, and 1960 - 1963. During that time, he was a member of the 82nd and 101st Airborne divisions and served in Vietnam in an advisory capacity. He most recently worked as a security guard at the Hollywood Casino in Bay St. Louis. He was a member and served as the Exalted Ruler of The BPOE #978 in Gulfport and was a member of the American Legion. Jim enjoyed painting ceramic Christmas Villages, playing Bingo at the Elks Lodge, and "kabbitzing" with practically everyone he met.
The family would like to thank the numerous people who have helped him in his long journey with dementia. The kindness and compassion of total strangers has warmed our hearts and helped Jim maintain a very dignified independence for a much longer time.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Alzheimer's research and/or Southern Care Hospice and when you're out driving "keep your speeds below ninety and stay between the white lines."
A visitation will be on Thursday, July 26, 2018, from 4 - 6 pm at the RIEMANN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 19130 Commission Rd., Long Beach. An Elks service and prayer service will be at 6 pm in the funeral home chapel.
Family and friends are invited to gather at John L. Ziegenhein & Sons Funeral Home, 7027 Gravois Ave., St. Louis, MO 63116 at 9:30AM on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Mount Hope Cemetery.
August 01, 2018
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Graveside at Mount Hope Cemetery
1215 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO 63125