Berthold “Bert” Koosmann, age 97 of the Appleton, Minnesota, area passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2020, in West Wind Village in Morris, MN.

Visitation for Bert Koosmann will beon Saturday, February 1, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Appleton, MN.

Funeral services for Bert Koosmann will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at Zion Lutheran Church in Appleton, MN, with Pastor Roger Fears officiating

Burial will be in the Appleton City Cemetery. 

Berthold Carl Edward Koosmann was born in Fairfield Township, Swift County, MN, on August 25, 1922, to parents John E. and Bertha (Beyer) Koosmann. Bert was born in the farmhouse that he lived in his entire life until the last couple of months when he resided at Skyview Plaza in Morris, MN.

He married Doris Asher on June 20, 1946, in Canby, MN. This union was blessed with 73 years together and three children: Lois, Steven and Ann. The couple farmed for many years on his home farm in Fairfield Township.  He did agricultural research for the Conklin Company for about 10 years prior to his retirement.

Bert was active in many clubs and organizations, including: Holloway Sportsmen’s Club, Swift County Planning Board, Fairfield Township Board, and the Holloway Over 50 Club.  He was also a long-time member of Zion Lutheran Church in Appleton.

In retirement Bert enjoyed conservation projects, especially river and native prairie restoration. He was an active gardener and enjoyed woodworking and viewing wildlife.

Bert is surived by his wife: Doris Koosmann of Appleton, MN; daughters: Lois Mielke of Appleton, MN, and Ann (Todd) Anderson of Coon Rapids, MN; two grandchildren; sister- in-law: Carol Koosmann of Crystal, MN; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. 

Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home – Vaala Chapel in Appleton.

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