Major General Albert “Al” Gorsky, 88, died suddenly in his Fremont, MI home on February 12, 2020. He was a man who lived life to the fullest up to his very last moments doing the things he loved. He was a remarkable father, husband, leader, and friend to many.
Al was born on November 2, 1931 in Kansas City, KS to Alex and Anna Gorsky. In 1952 he married Loretta Bartolac and they remained married until her death in 2003. They were blessed with six children who provided them many reasons to travel across the United States for fun and “grandparent” duties.
A Korean War Veteran, Al enlisted in the United States Army the same year he married and immediately attended Officer Candidates School at Fort Benning, GA. His military career spanned nearly 40 years, ending with his leadership of the 102nd Army Reserve Command in St. Louis where he was awarded the Legion of Merit medal upon his retirement.
In 1954 he joined the Gerber Baby Food Company as a salesman, where he worked for over 35 years and rose to the position of Vice President – Sales. While working for Gerber, he also succeeded in completing his college degree at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO. After retiring in 1991, he was able to fully pursue his passion for the outdoors as an avid hunter and conservationist. Late in his life he rekindled his management drive by helping reinvent Water’s Edge Golf Course in Fremont.
Al was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta, sisters Helen and Catherine, and son-in-law Harry Weston. He is survived by his sister Judith A. Gorsky of Kansas City, MO; sister-in-law Kathleen Braun of Kansas City, KS, and his children James A. Gorsky (Madelon) of Fremont; Jane Ann Gorsky of Shawnee, KS; Therese M. Cosan (Roy) of Fremont, MI; Alex Gorsky (Pat) of Doylestown, PA; Ivan N. Gorsky (Tara) of Ellicott City, MD; and Nicholas Gorsky (Karla) of Tampa, FL. He is also survived by his eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Waters Edge Golf Course in Fremont. The time of the service and a memorial fund will be communicated at a later date by The Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home. You can sign the online guest book at www.kroeze-wolffis.com.
Mrs. Lillian “Dot” Oosterhouse, age 96 of Fremont, went to be with her Lord & Savior on Tuesday morning, January 21, 2020. She was born on November 23, 1923 in Armour, South Dakota to Gerrit & Minnie (Schalhaas) Timmermans. Lillian had been a seamstress for Brookhouse Cleaners in Fremont, and she retired from Fremont High School Food Service as the head cook. She was a member of First Christian Reformed Church in Fremont, where she had been in the Royal Daughters, sang in the choir, and was a Calvinette Counselor. She was also an avid reader, and enjoyed playing cards, golf, knitting, and sewing. On October 1, 1947 she married Edward Jay Oosterhouse and he preceded her in death on May 9, 2010. She was also preceded in death by her brothers: Raymond, Albert, Conrad “Bill”, & Marvin Timmermans; and by her sister, Rose Wolfsen. She is survived by 3 children: Jane (Jody Springer) Geers of Mundelein, Illinois, Michael (Marian) Oosterhouse of Fremont, Lynn (Richard) Guider of Grand Rapids; 8 grandchildren: Nathan (Donna) Geers, Leah (Phil) Johnson, Kelly (Ty) Hill, Derek (Michaela) Oosterhouse, Sam Guider, Alex Oosterhouse, Ashley (Zach) Meyers, & Sergei Guider; 10 great grandchildren; & 2 sisters-in-law: Fran Timmermans of Grant, & Lois Timmermans of Grant. The Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at First Christian Reformed Church in Fremont with Rev. Drew Sweetman officiating. Visitation will also be at the church from 12-1 PM on Saturday. Interment will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Fremont. Suggested Memorial: Hospice of Michigan. The family would like to thank the staff at Green Acres Assisted Living in Fremont and Hospice of Michigan for their excellent care. You can sign the online guest book at www.kroeze-wolffis.com. Arrangements are by Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home, Inc. of Fremont.
Mr. Grant C. Parsons, Jr., age 88 of Fremont, went Home to be with the Lord on Sunday evening, January 19, 2020. He was born on November 20, 1931 in Fremont, Michigan to Grant C. & Ethel (Graham) Parsons. Grant was a US Army Veteran, and he had been employed at Gerber Products Company for 34 years until his retirement in 1992. He was a member of First Christian Reformed Church in Fremont, and he enjoyed doing lawn work, spending time with his family, and driving his dune buggy. On January 27, 1956 he married Evelyn Poll and she survives him along with 1 daughter, Debra (Duane) Hopkins of Fremont; 1 granddaughter, Maria (Ryan) Bolles; 2 great grandchildren, Skyler & Hunter; 1 sister, Janet (Rich) Deters of Fremont; sisters-in-law: Lyla Parsons of Hastings, Shirley Poll of Croton; and several nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Wayne Parsons; and by his brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law: Henry Poll, George Poll, Janet Porter, Marie Hansen, & Chuck Poll. The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at First Christian Reformed Church in Fremont with Pastor Drew Sweetman officiating. Visitation will also be at the church from 10-11 AM on Wednesday. Interment will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Fremont. Suggested Memorials: The Fremont Area Community Foundation for either the First Christian Reformed Church Endowment Fund, or for the Fremont Christian School Endowment Fund. You can sign the online guest book at www.kroeze-wolffis.com. Arrangements are by Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home, Inc. of Fremont.