John Kosman

March 8, 2018

John Charles Kosman, 51, of Mount Vernon passed away on March 8, 2018 at his home.


His graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Green Center Cemetery in rural Morley. A GPS link is available, type in Anamosa, Iowa 52206 and the street address of 5986 180th Avenue. That should take you to Green Center Cemetery. There will be a luncheon directly following the graveside service at the Olin American Legion. Please join our families in Celebration of John’s Life. Lahey & Dawson Funeral Service is assisting the family.


John was born on September 13, 1966 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Pat (Kosman) Tallman and Jack Kosman in Cedar Rapids. He graduated from Linn Mar High School in 1985. He participated in many sports and he particularly loved football. John worked as a carpenter for Local 308 for many years and was currently employed by Appleby and Horn. He was a member of the Teamsters Union. John loved the outdoors. He was a passionate fisherman and hunter. Most of all he loved spending tie with his family especially his two daughters Kelsey and Josey.


Those left to cherish his memories are his wife Alicia (Mendenhall) Kosman, his children; Kelsey and Josey Kosman of Mount Vernon, a

step-son Devin Bruns of Cedar Rapids, his parents; Patricia (Ron) Tallman of Wyoming, Joseph “Jack”(Debbie Main) Kosman of Cedar Rapids , a sister Jeanette (Troy) Espe of Cedar Rapids and four brothers; Matt Kosman of Ruceau, MN, Kyle (Julie) Kosman of Johnston, Keith (Deb) Tallman of Anamosa, Aaron (Terri) Tallman of Monticello, aunts, uncles, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.


He is preceded in death by his maternal Charles and Irene O’Brien and paternal grandparents Joe and Hester Kosman all of Ottumwa, a niece Madison Tallman (Aaron) and a nephew Max Espe (Jeanette).


In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Alicia Kosman Po Box 1050 Marion, Iowa 52302.


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