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BOSSOM, John H. 1926-2011


Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 6/15/2011 at 18:56:45

[Waterloo Courier, Sunday, January 16, 2011]

WATERLOO - John Howard Bossom, 84, of Waterloo, died Friday, Jan. 14, at Cedar Valley Hospice Home of natural causes.

He was born Nov. 16, 1926, on the family farm in Plainfield, son of Howard and Margaret Bryhl Bossom. He married Elinor Katherine Mummelthie May 28, 1950, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waverly. She died Oct. 22, 1981. He married Harriet Frickenstein April 9, 1983, at Zion Lutheran Church in Stratford, Wis.

He attended school in Plainfield. Mr. Bossom was drafted into the U.S. Army immediately following high school in 1945, and almost immediately after entering the Army, the war ended. He was a member of Teamsters Union and drove truck for Briggs Transportation, where he retired. He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Waterloo, and led the men's group for many years.

Survived by: his wife; two sons, David (Karen) of Cedar Falls and Richard of Magnolia, Texas; a daughter, Kathleen "Kathy" (Joel) Smith of Waterloo; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Lee (Carol Ann) of Quasqueton; a sister, Dorothy Norton of Florrisant, Mo.; two stepsons, Don (Peggy) Frickenstein of Middleton, Wis., and Dennis Frickenstein of Marathon, Wis.; two stepdaughters, Lucille (Norm) Weichelt of Traverse City, Mich., and Judy (Don Manlick) Feltz of Milladore, Wis.; four stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and many friends.

Preceded in death by: a brother, Elmer; and a sister, Elna Hazelwood.

Memorials: may be directed to the family.

Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Military honors provided by Iowa National Guard Honor Guard, Evansdale Amvets Post 31 and Waterloo Amvets Post 19. Public visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories.

Memorials: may be directed to the family.

John enjoyed watching and feeding birds, manicuring his lawn, tending to his roses, and playing cards. John especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


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