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Romilda M. Lacoss

Romilda passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

She was born February 24, 1929 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Floyd and Cora (Buckalew) Emmons. Romilda enjoyed knitting, crochething, growing orchids and playing golf. She loved shopping, her pets and most of all her family. Romilda was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was active in the Otsego VFW with her husband.

On April 15, 1948 in Otsego she married Clifford LaCoss Jr. who passed away in 1995.

Surviving are her children, Romilda (Elton “Jay”) Goswick and Al (Betty) LaCoss both of Otsego; 5 grandchildren, Jacqueline (Mark) Southby, Jannette (Richard) Goswick, Annette (Jon) Bohl, Christopher (Melissa) LaCoss and Heather Chickering along with 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Burial of ashes will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego Township at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Romilda may be made to the

American Cancer Society.

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Jeanne Marie-Parker Miller

October 23, 2019 at 4:41 pm

Love and prayers to the family


Dinah and Jerry Howrigon

October 23, 2019 at 5:16 pm

Romilda, Jay, Al and Betty I am so sorry for your loss.


Sue (Goswick) Hallan

October 23, 2019 at 8:10 pm

I am sorry for your sorrows. Sometimes we mourn the people we lose and sometimes we mourn the loss of what could have been. You are all in my thoughts at this sad time.


Bob and Joyce Bloom

October 23, 2019 at 8:32 pm

To all of Romilda’s family we extend our deepest sympathy.


Jack & Sandy Seiler

October 23, 2019 at 9:09 pm

Al & Betty and Romilda & Jay and children & grandchildren: We send our deepest sympathies to you all. So sorry for your loss.


Kelly and Joe Bohl

October 24, 2019 at 8:44 am

Romilda, Jay, Annie and all of you sweet family – we are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you at this time. Sending much love and hugs.


Mary lober

October 24, 2019 at 8:50 am

We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Sending love from Randy and Mary


Lynne Cook

October 24, 2019 at 2:29 pm

So sorry to hear of your loss, Romilda. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Craig& Lorna Sisson

October 25, 2019 at 7:10 pm

Romilda, Jay and family

Please know you are in our thoughts, hearts and Prayers. May God give you happy memories to sustain you.

Much love. Craig and Lorna


Mary Graham

October 24, 2019 at 7:59 pm

I am blessed to get to know Romilda. I live across the hall at “The Home”. She was very charming and we had some nice talks. She will be missed. Romilda and her family are in my prayers.


Paula and Tom Holmes

October 25, 2019 at 1:24 pm

Al and Betty are thought and prayers are with you.


Vicky LaCoss- Gordon

October 25, 2019 at 5:47 pm

Dear Family.. I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Romilda. Prayers for all of you. Love, Vicky


Kathi Fuss

October 25, 2019 at 5:48 pm

Sending my sympathy and prayers for ALL at this SO sad and hard time!


Bob and Linda Cooley

October 26, 2019 at 8:36 am

We are so sorry for your loss, Romilda. Sending prayers and hugs your way during this difficult time.


Susan (Jerrett) and Tom Sawasky

November 6, 2019 at 4:01 pm

Al and Betty, I was so sorry to read that your mom has passed away. I know you have many wonderful memories. May they continue to bring peace and love to you!


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