Albert Gosney

Posted Online: Aug. 27, 2014, 8:12 pm
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Albert P. Gosney, 88, of Sherrard, went to be with his Lord on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan. Burial will be 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Rock Island National Cemetery, with military honors performed by Moline American Legion Post No. 246. Those wishing to go to the cemetery, please meet at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan, at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, to go in procession. Memorials may be made to the family.
Albert was born on Feb. 7, 1926, in Shelbina, Mo., the son of Louis and Gladys Bailey Gosney. He married Dorothy J. Starmer on April 19, 1947, in Shelbina. Albert was employed by John Deere as a welder for 33 years before retiring in August 1983.
Albert will be remembered by his wife of 67 years, Dorothy Gosney; his three sons, Lindell (Linda) Gosney, Littleton, Colo., Ronald Gosney, Centennial, Colo., and Anthony (Shirley) Gosney, East Moline; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his three sisters-in-law, Bev, Novi and Evelyn Gosney. He was preceded in death by his parents; his three brothers, Arthur, Ernest and Eldon; his sister, Eunice; and his daughter-in-law, Carla Gosney.
He was very appreciative to the great care given to him by Tony and Shirley Gosney.
Online condolences may be left to Albert's family at wheelanpressly.com.


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