K. Wayne “Butch” Cossel, 68, of Golden City, Missouri, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Mercy Hospital, Joplin, Missouri.

Born Jan. 3, 1951 in Spokane, Washington, he was the son of Kenneth Cossel and Virginia (Smith) Allen. He was raised in Concordia, Kansas, with his Mom and Dad Jim Allen and was a member of the Concordia High Class of 1969.

He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Norgard on Feb. 12, 1993. The couple made their home in Golden City, Missouri.

Butch was a CMA and loved his work as a care-giver. He also enjoyed watching Royals baseball on TV and cheering for Kansas City Chiefs. He had to give up the job he loved due to advanced kidney disease and COPD.

His family includes his wife Liz of Golden City, Missouri, daughters Nikki Gabel, Andale, KS, and Mandy Cossel of Neosho, MO, sons Josh Cossel of Golden City, MO, and Chris Cossel, Carthage, MO, sisters Kennda Eis (Chuck) of Milwaukee, WI, Stephanie “Dee” Marshall (Bill) of Abilene, KS, and Kathy Ashland (Gary) Concordia, KS, brothers Wallace Cossel (Pat), Sheridan, WY, Terry Cossel (Karen), Beatrice, NE, and Wolf Einhorn, Concordia, KS, grandchildren Trey Gabel, Destiny Gabel, Emily Cossel and Jacob Cossel and great-grandchildren Audrey Cox and Acelin Ponting and several nieces and nephews

In addition to his parents, Butch was preceded in death by his brother, Ron Cossel.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, July 14th at 2 P.M. at the Cloud County Event Center, 107 W 7th, Concordia, KS.

Contact Tim Horan at editor@abilene-rc.com.

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