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Herman A. Bosh

Herman A. Bosh

Herman Bosh, age 84 of Lankin, ND passed away on Friday, March 28, 2014 at his home in Lankin.

Herman Albert Bosh was born September 26, 1929 near Lankin ,ND the son of the late William and Josephine (Bina) Bosh. He attended rural school in Cleveland Township. He served in the United States Army in Korea from 1952-1954. Upon his discharge, Herman worked for the Soo Line Railroad in Minneapolis, MN for a time. He returned to Lankin and worked with his brother Leo at Bosh House Moving. In the fall of 1961 Herman started working for the Lankin Farmers Union Oil Company. He managed the company for 25 years, retiring in the late 1980s. Following his retirement, Herman worked for area farmers, the Jim Miller Oil Company and at the service station in Milton. Herman was united in marriage to Judith A. Trenda on August 1, 1960 at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Lankin. The couple made their home in Lankin.

Herman was a member of St. Josephs Catholic Church where he served as a trustee. He served as Past Commander of the Bosh-Ryba American Legion Post of Lankin, served as Fire Chief of the Lankin Rural Fire Department for 17 years. He was a member of the Managers Association at Farmers Union Oil, the Park River Knights of Columbus, a founding member of the Hay Shakers Band, and the Czech Dancers. Herman loved old time music and was a tremendous harmonica player. He loved to fish, drive around the country looking at the wildlife and spending time with his family.

Herman is survived by his wife Judy of Lankin, ND; his daughters: Heidi (John) Gustafson, Adams, ND and Gretchen (Darren) Asperheim, Larimore, ND; son-in-law, Randy Jehlicka, Fordville, ND; eight grandchildren: Aaron (Sarah) Gustafson, Casey (Tara) Gustafson, Kevin Gustafson, Ryan Ryba (Tesa Howland), Kelsey Ryba (Roy Rico), Zachary Ryba, Hope Jehlicka, Jace Jehlicka, three great grandchildren: Jordan Gustafson, Dylan and Caitlyn Ryba and two more that are due very shortly. Herman is also survived by his siblings: Leo (Laverne) Bosh, Lankin, ND; Marcy Capouch, Park River, ND; Dorothy Novak, Larimore, ND; Marion Capouch, Grand Forks, ND; Minnie (Dennis) Cole, Park River, ND; Gen (Ralph) Miller, Brocket, ND. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant son, Joseph, son Bryce, daughter Bridgette Jehlicka, and siblings: William, Barty, Florence Jelinek and Josephine Brodina.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Josephs Catholic Church of Lankin. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-7 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM and Wednesday for one hour prior to the service, all at St. Josephs Catholic Church of Lankin. Military rites will be provided by the Bosh-Ryba American Legion Post and the North Dakota National Guard Honor Guard. Inurnment will be at St. Josephs Catholic Cemetery of Lankin, ND in the spring.

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The Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements.