Raymond L. Cossette, 81, Wahpeton, ND, passed away Friday, June 12, 2020, unexpectedly at his home. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 17, 2020, from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM followed by his memorial service at St. John’s Catholic Church in Wahpeton, Fr. Dale Lagodinski will officiate. Burial will be in St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery in Fairmount, ND. Arrangements have been entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton.
Raymond Lester Cossette was born on March 6, 1939, to Edward and Eva (Lord) Cossette in Fargo, ND. He grew up in Horace, ND, and Breckenridge, MN area. He attended school at St. Mary’s Catholic School and graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1957. After graduating, he worked for Schuler Grain Co. for the next 40 years.
In 1966 he married Arlene Andrus and they made their home in Breckenridge where they raised their six children. Raymond married Deborah Bond in 1998, and their son Chad was born to this union. They lived in Fairmount, ND, and later in Wahpeton.
Raymond enjoyed hunting, fishing, attending auctions, and setting up at flea markets. He loved to travel and go to casinos with Deb. Highlights of his travels were going to Ukraine in 1993 for ten weeks and to Hungary in 1994 for eleven weeks, training farmers to run equipment and grow sunflowers.
Raymond will be deeply missed by his wife, Deb; his children, Michelle (Scott) Steffens, Fairmount, ND, Laurie (Jason) Blotske, Fairmount, Chad Cossette, Wahpeton, ND; Carrie (Ed) Cebron, Whitefish, MT, Brian Andrus, Wahpeton, Tammy Young, Brookings, SD, Dean (Michele) Andrus, Prior Lake, MN, and Stephanie Bond, Alexandria, MN; 20 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sisters, Doris Hubrig, Hankinson, ND, and Judy Lind, Jamestown, ND; father-in-law, Earl Severson, Fergus Falls, MN; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Eva Cossette; brother Edward (Evelyn) Cossette; his mother-in-law, Shirley Severson; brothers-in-law, Melvin Hubrig and Loren Lind; and nephew, Glen Hubrig.
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