The former Etheline Gengler was born Dec. 26, 1924, in Remsen, the daughter of Leo and Ann Gengler.
Survivors include her husband, Paul Kosse; daughter, Mary Jo Penny of Ralston, Neb.; son, Jim Kosse and wife Karen of Elkhorn, Neb.; grandchildren: Sherry Norris, Jeffrey Kosse, Lori Zoucha, Jennifer Ward, Brian Kosse; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Joann Nitzschke of Remsen; brothers, Daryl Gengler and wife Kay of Arnolds Park, Marvin Gengler and wife Ann of Boone, and Paul Gengler and wife Jan of Clive; a sister-in-law, Mary Gengler of Remsen; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by parents, Leo and Ann Gengler; a brother, Donald Gengler and a brother-in-law, Donald Nitzschke.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Gerald Catholic Church, 96th & "Q" in Omaha. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery in Omaha. Visitation was at the Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler West Center Chapel,with a vigil service at 7 p.m. Friday, and a prayer service at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
Memorials may be directed to Methodist Hospital Foundation to benefit cardiac and stroke care.