Jacob Gosliga

Jacob Gosliga

Jacob Gosliga


Jacob Gosliga, 73, passed away on November 18, 2021 at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury, VT.

He was born in Beetgum, NL and was the son of Gerardus and Grace (Zylstra) Gosliga.  Jake graduated from Vergennes Union High School in 1968 and then went on to work on the family farm where he was involved in many different aspects of farming.  He was a jack of all trades. 

Jacob is survived by his wife, Alice, son Jeffrey & wife Julia of Addison, daughter Kristie of Chattanooga, TN, 8 grandchildren:  Emily, Kate, Troy, Summer & Jordyn of Addison, and also Cassandra, Aiden & Payton of Chattanooga, TN. He is also survived by his sister Wilma & husband John, brother Bert & wife Marti, sister Fran & husband Charles, sister Irene & husband Paul, sister Alice & husband Neal, sister Gerry & husband Keith, sister Grace.  Also, many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father and mother and also by a brother Lubbert.

He was a charter member of the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad until farming took up too much of his time.  

Jake was a member of the New Haven United Reformed Church where he was very active in multiple areas.  He loved doing the sound system there until a stroke made that impossible for him to do.  There is no doubt that he loved serving the Lord and put Him first in all that he did.

He could be found in the month of August at various county fairs in Vermont handing out Bibles for the Gideons International of which he was a member.

Viewing will be at Brown-McClay Funeral Home on Monday, November 22nd from 5 -7 in the evening at 48 S Maple St., Vergennes, VT  05491.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday at 10 am at the New Haven United Reformed Church 1660 Ethan Allen Highway, New Haven, VT.  Burial will be at Prospect Cemetery in Vergennes, VT.  A luncheon will be available at the Christian Reformed Church in Vergennes, VT afterwards. 

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to Champlain Valley Christian School, 2 Church St, Vergennes, VT  05491.

To send online condolences to his family or for those who can’t attend the funeral service can watch the video of the service which will be located on the bottom of the obit please visit www.brownmcclayfuneralhomes.com

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Larry Kolk
2 years ago

Love, thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jake was a special man who loved the Lord.

Annie Klunder
2 years ago

So sorry for your loss may the Lord comfort you and your family 💞

Karen Hall
2 years ago

Thinking of you and praying Gods blessings on you and your family, Alice…

Gary Gosliga
2 years ago

My deepest condolences to the family. Our prayers continue in this time of sorrow. May God bless you all during this trying time.

Fred and Mimi Rivers
2 years ago

Alice so sorry to hear about Jake thoughts and prayers are with you

Rick James
2 years ago

Our deepest condolences to the entire Gosliga Family from the members of the Addison Goose Club.

Chuck Bushey, President
Rick James, Secretary/Treasurer

Andrew Bessette
2 years ago

Our deepest condolences to the Gosliga family. My your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ carry you through this hardship.

Kimberly M Catchapaw
2 years ago

Jeff and Julia, so sorry for your loss….

Kim Catchapaw

Jarrig Visser
2 years ago

My sincere condolences to the Gosliga family in the loss of this man of God. Alice, I’m really sorry that he had to go Home now but he is with his Lord and Savior. May God Bless all the family as they all go through this trying time..

Jonathan Pariseau
2 years ago

To Alice and the Gosliga family, so sorry to hear about your loss. Jake will truly be missed by all that knew him.

Brown Mcclay Funeral Homes