Clifford Gossel was born August 9, 1924 on the family farm near Bridgewater to Eilert and Adeline (Marken) Gossel. He attended Sievers Country School and farmed with his father and brother. On October 7, 1960 he married Phyllis Degen Hoeltzner. They purchased a farm at the edge of Emery in 1963 where they farmed until retiring in 1990 and then moved to Mitchell. Clifford enjoyed farming, fishing and repairing tractors, especially Oliver tractors. He was a member of the Davison-Hanson Farm Bureau and the St. Martin and Holy Family Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, step-son, Bob Hoeltzner, Mount Vernon; step-daughter, Linda (Jon) Rehm, Brodhead, WI; two step-grandsons, Terry Rehm, Green Bay, WI and Ryan Rehm, Madison, WI.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Donald and step-daughter, Vonnie.