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J.D. Kos

August 14, 1926 — November 23, 2019

Ross “J.D.” David Kos went home to be with Jesus, his Lord and Savior on November 23, 2019. Graveside Service was Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. in the Marysville City Cemetery. Ross was born August 14, 1926 to Edward and Martha (Rettke) Kos in Marysville. He was baptized September 5, 1926 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hanover and was confirmed on May 12, 1940 at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Marysville. J.D. graduated from Marysville High in 1944 and enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving from 1944 – 1946 in Warrenton, Virginia in communications. He was honorably discharged and came home to work at Eley’s Filling Station and later worked at Jeter’s Clothing Store for 50 years. J.D. married Marjorie Jeter on November 14, 1954 in the Memorial Presbyterian Church and they recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They were blessed with two sons, David Wayne Kos and Darryl Lynn Kos as well as one grandson, Trevor Kos. J.D. was a lifelong member of the Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, serving for a time as treasurer and enjoyed singing in the choir. He was a life member of the American Legion and a Lions Club member for many years. J.D. was a major donor to the American Red Cross blood drives. J.D. loved to attend MHS football and basketball games, both home and away, always with his wife Marjorie at his side. He enjoyed decorating for Christmas, mowing his yard and fishing with family and friends. J.D. also enjoyed traveling and his greatest joy was participating, with his son Darryl, in the 2015 Honor Flight with other World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; sons David and Darryl; sister Verda Drinkgern; nephews Scott (Sandy) Drinkgern, Steve (Sherri) Gaydusek, Mike Gaydusek, Pat (Sandy) Gaydusek, Allen (Barbara) Kos, Dennis (Pat) Kos, and Richard (Melinda) Cole; nieces Brenda (Steve) Albin, Karen Wiemers, Janet Kos, Linda Kos, Susan (Dan) Kallhoff, Paula Cole-Zrust, Cheryl (Brent) Jones and Carla (Reinhard) Grund; and many grandnephews and grandnieces. He was preceded in death by grandson Trevor; brothers Everett (Laura) Kos and Floyd (Aletha) Kos; sisters Alice (Joe) Gaydusek and Shirley Crist; and sister-in-law Eunice (Allen) Holeman. Memorials are suggested to Mount Calvary Lutheran Church or the American Legion. Contributions may be sent in care of Kinsley Mortuary. Video link to funeral for J.D. Kos To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of J.D. Kos, please visit our flower store.

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