Order of Premontre, Premonstratensians, Norbertines, and White Canons

R. D. Isadore M. Gosz, O. Praem.

Birth: April 3, 1918

Death: January 13, 1999

House: St. Norbert Abbey

Our brother Isadore "Izzy" Gosz (GOE-SH) was born in Reedsville, Wisconsin, in 1918, joined the Order in 1941 and soon thereafter was assigned to teach at the college and St. Norbert High School.  He was solemnly professed in 1946.

Because of Izzy’s unique talents, appointments to financial positions comprised the major part of his life: Business Manager of St. Norbert College, Treasurer of the abbey, Managing Director of the abbey’s television and radio stations, Assistant to the President of St. Norbert College, Secretary of the College Board of Trustees and finally Chairman of the Board.

Whenever challenged on something that he knew the challenger knew nothing about, he would respond: “Is that right?”

Izzy’s talents extended to the field of sport as well. He was an avid fisherman and he always had his favorite "top secret" fishing holes and special techniques for not letting “the big one” get away.

Never wanting to be out of touch with spiritual matters, Izzy ministered pastorally to the needs of the parish in Luxemburg on weekends, hearing confessions and presiding at the Eucharist. He died on Wednesday, January 13, 1999 at the age of 80.

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