18 Sep Leo Bosch
Leo Bosch, 82, of Bismarck, passed away September 16, 2023, with his loving family by his side at CHI St. Alexius, Bismarck.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 21, at the Bismarck Funeral Home. Family will be receiving friends one hour prior to the service. The graveside service will be held at 3:00 PM at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, ND.
Leo was born August 31, 1941, in Linton ND to Clemens and Margaret (Muth) Bosch. He was number 9 of 12 kids. He grew up on the farm working with his parents and his brothers and sister. He was a family caretaker, always watching over his siblings and taking care of them, which many people did not get to see this side of him.
Leo attended Rural School in Linton and worked construction in the Linton area as a young man. In February of 1958, he enrolled in the National Guard. He and his brother Bill were stationed in Fort Leonard Wood Missouri during the Berlin Crisis. In April of 1964 he was honorably discharged.
After being discharged from the National Guard he returned home to the farm in Linton and worked construction, as well as for the state of North Dakota. Then one day while eating at the Gackle Café he met a waitress named Anne. He knew she was the love of his life. In August of 1964 they became married and moved to Bismarck and welcomed two daughters, Tammy and Rhonda.
He worked construction in the Bismarck area, in 1967 Leo went to work for Kirschman as a welder. He worked for the company for 34 years and retired as a supervisor from Bobcat in 2001.
Leo had a passion for music, he played accordion and guitar. Over the years there were many jam sessions with his brothers and friends. He was a part of several bands that played at local events in the area, and he loved to play the accordion for his grandkids, and great grandkids.
Leo loved fishing and hunting. Over the years there were numerous trips to Canada to snag some walleyes and a trip to Montana to catch some Salmon. After retirement he enjoyed fishing on the banks of the river. Over the years he had a company of friends he made while fishing. He also enjoyed deer hunting and making sausage. He was even lucky to be drawn for a once in a lifetime moose license. Leo and his son-in-law, Chuck, had a successful moose hunt, which he enjoyed every minute of. He also loved pheasant and duck hunting, there were numerous trips made with his brother-in-law, Arley.
Leo supported his favorite Denver Broncos, there were many times he would swear at them on the TV – Mom would always tell him, “You know they can’t hear you”. Along with football he loved his Budweiser and the Budweiser Clydesdales, he was excited the day Rhonda took him to see the horses in person.
Also, he was a great cook, especially his German dishes, and vegetable soup (served every Sunday). When anyone came to visit, he met you at the door with a bottle of his 190 (Burnt Sugar kind) and a shot glass.
Leo is survived by his wife, Anne; daughters, Tammy (Chuck) Henderson and Rhonda (Isidore) Vetter; two grandsons, Preston (Kayla) Henderson and Austin (Karmen) Henderson; and six great grandchildren, Pepper, Alyssa, Lane, Skylar, Hesston, and Denali; his sisters and brothers, Alvina, Rose, Frances, Mary, Simon, Bill, and Alois.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Clemens and Margaret; brothers, John and George, sisters, Anne and Cecilia; and a great grandson, Walker; along with numerous family members and friends.