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December 11, 2008


William Rae “Bill” Cossel, 72, of Mondamin, IA, passed away November 30, 2008 at Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha, NE.

Bill was born on November 30, 1936 to William Kinney and Bernice (McCullough) Cossel in rural Scotland County, MO.

He was married to Bonnie Parker on December 7, 1971 in Blair, NE.

Bill worked on road construction and farmed. He enjoyed camping and Nascar racing.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jerry; and sister-in-law, Nancy Parker.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie of Mondamin, IA; daughter, Linda Elliot of Henderson, NE; sisters, Carolyn Rudicil and husband, Raymond of Edina, MO; Kathy Cossel of Keosauqua, IA; mother-in-law, Mildred Parker; aunts, Marialee Cossel, Margie McCullough and Margret Williams; uncle, Harold McCullough; special sister-in-law, Marci Girardin; sisters-in-law, Sharon Bedsaul, Judy Rus, Marilyn Stogdill; brothers-in-law, Leonard Parker and Lyle Parker; many nieces and nephews.

Bill will be missed by his “babies” Daisy Mae and Misty Sue.

Funeral services were held December 3, 2008, at the Hennessey-Aman Funeral Home, Missouri Valley, IA. Elder Donnie Bothwell officiated. Casket bearers were Jerry McCune, Danny “Boomer” Rife, Rodney Rife, Bill Ballard, Dillon “Short” Rife, and Royal “Duke” McClannahan. Honorary casket bearers were Carol Rhodes, Mickey Parker, Travis Parker, Melinda Wiley, Kinney Lee Cossel, Debbie Miller, Diane Rogers, Julie Arnold, Marvin Jones, Ann Collier, Leann Probst, Teresa Wagner, Tonny Rus, Jim Rudicil, Brian Clark, and Donnie Fowler. Burial was in the Noyes Cemetery, Mondamin, IA.

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