June 30, 1932 - September 17, 2015


Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids for James “Buzz” N. Kosloske, age 83, who passed away Thursday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Rev. Harvey Ehlers will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery with full military honors provided by Sauk Rapids American Legion Post #254. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Tuesday at the church in Sauk Rapids. Trinity Lutheran prayers will be at 7:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

James “Buzz” Kosloske was born June 30, 1932 in Sauk Rapids to Theodore “Ted” & Margaret (Canfield) Kosloske. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Buzz married Mary Lou Blank on Sept. 24, 1955 at Trinity Lutheran Church. He worked as an electrician at St. Regis Paper Mill in Sartell for 38 years, retiring in 1994. Buzz was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he volunteered for Trinity Lutheran School and the church board. He was a member and past commander of Sauk Rapids American Legion Post #254. He was a member of the Sauk Rapids City Council for 12 years. Buzz was a caring family man who enjoyed yardwork, cooking, fishing, gardening and being at the lake.

Survivors include his sons, Steve of Sauk Rapids and Phil (Mary) of Clear Lake; sisters, Shirley (Jerry) Baenen of Jamestown, ND and Judy (Jim) Gratke of Walker; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Buzz was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Lou in 2005; son, David in 1990; and brothers, Jerry and Roger.