David L. Gossman, 68, of Spirit Lake, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2009, at Avera-McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 31, at the Schuchert Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, at the Schuchert Funeral Home.
David L. Gossman was born on June 29, 1941, in Cedar Rapids, to James and Mary Lou (Denkman) Gossman.
David graduated from Spencer High School in 1959. He served his country in the United States Air Force for eight years, serving four years in Germany, and four years in California. David spent all of his free time thinking of different ways to invent things. He designed and sold frames for Chopper motorcycles, designed a robot that was bought by NASA and patented the "Ulti-mate" Cue Tip Tool for billiards, that is sold all over the world.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his grandparents.
David is survived by two children: Tamy Gossman of Milford, and Tony Gossman and his wife, Connie of Milford; his significant other, Cindy Schubert of Spirit Lake; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Sharon Longley and her husband, Jack, of Tucson, Ariz.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in David's name. Online condolences may be sent to www.spiritlakefuneralhome.com
The Schuchert Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.