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“Uncle Jim was the sweetest and kindest man. Out of all my Dad's brothers, he is the one who most reminded me of my Dad, Calvin Bernard, in both...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Mary Grace Gosla-Koike - Newport, OR

“Uncle Jim was such a kind and caring man. We can't remember seeing him without a smile on his face. We have fond memories of him from family...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Brian and Kathleen Pierce - Dover, NH

“I remember Jim fondly from all his years at Joseph Brothers. He worked with my husband Tom when Tom was young. Tom thought a great deal of Jim. Sorry...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Diana Joseph - Covington, GA

“So sorry aunt Shirley bout Jim passed away. May he rest in peace and God bless you all ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“You were a great man MR.G.I miss our chats and your great smile my friend. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Mac Merritt

“May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: American Heart Association

“So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was such a good family man and caretaker. He also took such good care of us at Broadway Market for so many...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Christopher Myers - Monroe, MI

“To all of Uncle Jim's family, you have my deepest sympathy. He was always a super nice guy to me and the girls- always cracking jokes- you will be...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Mary Kay Pfund - Allen Park, NM

“I am so sad to hear of Jims passing. We met Jim at Christ Lutheran in 2011 when we moved home while my husband deployed. My son Gunner (who was...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Diana Parran

James William Gosla
March 15, 1936 – April 15, 2018
James William Gosla age 82, of Monroe, went home to be with his Lord on April 15, 2018 at the University of Michigan Hospital surrounded by loving family after a brief and courageous battle with heart disease.
Born March 15, 1936 in Monroe, Michigan, he was the son of the late Roy and Grace (Brancheau) Gosla. James graduated in 1954 from Catholic Central in Monroe, Michigan. He was a member of Saint Patrick's Catholic Church in Carleton, Michigan.
He is survived by his loving wife Shirley Lambrix-Gosla. Siblings: Jerome Gosla of Hastings, Mi. and Mary Lou Pfund of Monroe, Mi. Children: Joseph Gosla(Pamela) of Jonesville, MI. and Gerard Gosla of Monroe Mi. Step children: Sheri Urbany(Richard) of Vassar, Mi. Jeff Nelson of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Joy Angove(Brian), William Gosla (Megan), Scott Lambrix(Jeanne), Edward Lambrix(Beth), Shelly Wenzel(Brian) all of Monroe, Mi. Dawn Higgins of Grand Rapids, Mi. 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
James worked over 30 years for Joseph Brothers/Fontana Foods/Heartland of Monroe retiring in 2001. Through those years of writing orders for candy and tobacco products to many Monroe County businesses he met numerous people who enjoyed his infectious smile and great conversation. Often referred to by his children and grandchildren as "The Candy Man." He was an avid bowler at Nortel Lanes and accomplished 2-300 games. He also enjoyed fishing Lake Erie waters. He enjoyed all sports and on many Sundays in fall spent time at Nortel Lanes with friends and family watching football. He was an avid University of Michigan fan.
James cared for and supported many of his extended family throughout his life and will be remembered for his never-ending kindness and care giving.
He is preceded in death by spouses: Eileen (Allor) and Jane (Sharkey). Brothers: Calvin Gosla, Charles Gosla and Leo Gosla. Sisters: Theresa Gosla and Shirley Gosla.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass of the Resurrection at Saint Patrick's Catholic Church in Carleton, Michigan officiated by Father Giancarlo on April 28th at 10:00 a.m. with a luncheon to follow.
Memorial donations are suggested to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Allore Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes. Online guests may leave words of inspiration and comfort by visiting