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Harriet Klohs Goslin

Friday, January 2, 2009

Harriet Klohs Goslin, 83, of Ames, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.

Harriet was born April 14, 1925, in Henderson, Minn., the daughter of John Heinrich and Mary Alice (Hamilton) Klohs. She graduated from Le Mars High School and the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor of science degree in English and biology and a masters degree in education.

She married Donald Grant Goslin May 30, 1948, in Le Mars. Donald was employed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and they spent time at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand and Saigon, Viet Nam before coming to Ames.

Harriet was Christian Education Director at the United Church of Christ -- Congregational of Ames for several years and also at First Baptist Church in Ames. She sat on several boards: Girl Scout Council of Central Iowa, Pilgrim Heights Camp and Retreat Center, Northcrest Retirement Community, Youth and Shelter Services, American Baptist Association National Committee, and was involved the Hawkeye Recreatory Lab.

Survivors include three children: son David (Linda) Goslin of Cleveland, Ohio, and daughters Lianne Goslin and her partner Shelley E. Engman of Iowa City, and Gail (Robert) Gonzalez of Austin, Texas; grandchildren: Christina Amundson and Johnny Amundson of San Antonio, Texas; nieces and nephews: Suzanne and Wayne Salter of Huxley; Jill and Gordon Davis of Boone; and John and Lynn Ball of Pilot Mound; great-nieces and nephews: Jenifer, Erik and Kora Maki; Mathew Henderson; Lindsey, Rachel and Jason Davis; and Kim, Rita and Chris Ball.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a sister, Johnnie Ball; and uncle Jean Hempstead.

A gathering of friends and family will be held 6 to 8 p.m. today (Friday) at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care, 414 Lincoln Way in Ames. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the United Church of Christ -- Congregational in Ames.

Memorials may be directed to Pilgrim Heights Camp and Retreat Center and Youth and Shelter Services.