Andrew Bosch

Andrew John Bosch, 84, Hills, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at his home.

A funeral service was Monday, Feb. 6, at the First Baptist Church in Luverne. Burial with full military honors followed at Memory Gardens Cemetery near Luverne.

Andrew Bosch was born on June 24, 1932, to Edward and Jennie (Boer) Bosch in Inwood, Iowa. Andy attended school in Inwood and Rock Rapids, Iowa. He honorably served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

On Nov. 10, 1952, Andy married Clara Wagenaar in George, Iowa. Andy farmed near Rock Rapids, Magnolia, and Steen. Along with farming, Andy kept busy with other jobs, including a meat processing plant in Worthington. Clara preceded Andy in death on Feb. 27, 1991. Andy moved to Hills and remained busy helping his son, Tony, in the farming operation.

Andy attended the First Baptist Church in Luverne. He was a member of the American Legion in Hills. He enjoyed playing bingo on Saturday nights, having coffee with the guys at Orv’s in Hills, driving around the countryside to look at how the crops were doing and washing tractors. He especially enjoyed spending time with his great-grandchildren.

Andy is survived by his children, Anthony (Tony) and Pam Bosch, Brandon, South Dakota, and Starleen and Jeff DeWanz, Alexandria; seven grandchildren, Charlene (Glen) Alderson, Deanne (McTier) Millington, Brent (Priscilla) Bosch, Paula (Brad) Bergman, Craig (Amanda) Bosch, Austin DeWanz,  and Kaila DeWanz; 12 great-grandchildren, Dylan Bosch, Jordan Millington, Szilvi Nador, Breyona, Brooklyn, Briggs, Briley, Brielle, Bo and Bryson Bosch, Stella Bosch, and Miles Bergman; his siblings, Art (Lucille) Bosch, Rock Rapids, Alice (Walt) Kellen, Adrian, and Henry (Dorothy) Bosch of Rock Rapids; and special friends Joanne Flier and the Doug and Pam Hoogeveen family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara; his parents; a sister, Dorothy VanBriesen; and a granddaughter, Tammy Bosch.

Arrangements were by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, hartquistfuneral.com.

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