Pharos-Tribune

January 27, 2013

Leroy C. Cosgray


BUFFALO — Leroy C. Cosgray, 85, Buffalo, passed away at 1:21 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Seton Hospital, Lafayette.  

Born July 27, 1927, in White County, he was the son of the late Morris and Minnie (Blumhardt) Cosgray. On Jan. 14, 1956, he married Judith A. Tieman; she survives.  

He was a 1945 Royal Center High School graduate and a WWII U.S. Army veteran.

He was a lifelong White County farmer who was an avid Minneapolis Moline collector. He was a member of Buffalo Christian Church and the Praire Goldrush Club. Leroy was a former member of the Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department and he was a former Liberty Township Trustee for eight years. He was also a founding board member of IBEC. Leroy was a proud participant in the world’s largest tractor parade with his M670 Super in Grand Island, Neb., this past August. He enjoyed tractor pulling, IU basketball and most of all spending time with his grandchildren.  

Survivors include his wife, Judith A. Cosgray, Buffalo; sons, Steven L. Cosgray and wife, Joy, and Mitchell L. Cosgray and wife, DeeAnn, both of Monticello; daughter, Sheryl A. Jones and husband Troy, Westfield; brother, Jerry Cosgray and wife Eileen, Royal Center; and sisters, Wanita Rehm and husband John, Burnettsville, and Wilma Jean Berkshire and husband Marvin of Royal Center. He is also survived by grandchildren, Megan Haupert (Chad), Seth Cosgray, Kelsey Stetler (Corey), Allyson Cheever (John), Quentin Jones, Kaitlyn Bunch (Levi), Brant Jones and Hannah Cosgray.

He was also preceded in death by brother, Donald “Brud” Cosgray.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Buffalo Christian Church, Buffalo, with Tom Haynie officiating. Burial will be at Hughes Cemetery, Monticello.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church and also one hour prior to the time of services Friday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Buffalo Christian Church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Harrison-Metzger and Rans Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Royal Center.  

Online condolences and personal remembrances may be made to the Cosgray family at www.harrisonmetzger.com.