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May 17, 1915 - April 13, 2011

Nora was born May 17, 1915 in Eldorado, Iowa to Mathias and Mabel (Broe) Aslaksen.   A graduate of Ossian High School, summer classes at Iowa State Teachers College and Luther College, and correspondence courses from the University of Iowa, she taught in the rural schools of Winneshiek County for several years.  On April 6, 1940 she was united in marriage to Roger F. Gossman at the Assumption Catholic Church in Canton.  They farmed in the Canton and Prosper, Minnesota, and Hesper, Iowa areas.  In October, 1989 they retired and moved into Mabel.  Roger passed away May 4, 2004.  Nora has been a resident at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home since 2004 where she had volunteered for many years.  She was a member of the St. Olaf Catholic Church.
Nora passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel at the age of 95.
Nora is survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband Roger, two sisters Ann Kelly and Evelyn Hulett , and her brother Donald Aslaksen.
   Funeral Mass will be 10:30 AM Monday, April 18, 2011 at the St. Olaf Catholic Church in Mabel with Father Donald P. Schmitz officiating.  Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Canton, Minnesota. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.

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