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William Bill Zosso passes away at age 86

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William “Bill” Joseph Martin Zosso, 86, of Floral City, Florida, passed away Friday, December 20, 2019, at his home.

He was born June 17, 1933, in Engelberg to the late William Aloys and Malissa Ella Johnson Zosso.

Bill was an Army veteran stationed in Berlin, Germany, during the Korean War. After his military service, he married and raised a family in Valparaiso, IN. He owned his own carpentry business, had a strong work ethic and was a wonderful mentor to his family. He was a loving devoted husband/father that loved life and was rooted in his Roman Catholic faith. He loved traveling, biking, kayaking, and being outdoors. With his children and grandchildren, he hiked the Grand Canyon at age 70 and skydived at age 80. He lived out his saying, “Try to be a tough ole bird”.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William and Malissa Zosso; baby son, Charles Lynn Zosso; sisters, Betty Larsen, Dorothy Parten, Lena Zosso, and Teresa Zosso; and brothers, Bernard Zosso and Robert Zosso.

He is survived by his wife, Genevieve Marie Walker Zosso; three sons, W. Allen (Pam) Zosso of Westville, IN, Michael (Linda) Zosso of Murray, KY, and Clifford Zosso of Chesterton, IN; three daughters, Phyllis (Paul) Flisiak of Chesterton, IN, Virginia “Gin” (Bill) McGrogan of Kouts, IN, and Patricia (Mark) Coleman of Valparaiso, IN; fifteen grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; siblings, Marie Peters, Bea McDaniel, Anna Mae (Darrell) Higginbotham, Bud (Pam) Zosso, Jeanie (Norm) Gossett, and Rudy (Barb) Zosso; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Mass was held at St. John Catholic Church in Pocahontas, Arkansas. Burial with military honors followed in St. John Cemetery.

Donation may be made to VITAS Healthcare in Citrus County at, or to St. Patrick Catholic Church in Chesterton, Indiana.


Posted 1/15/2020




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