Lawrence “Larry” Bosman, 85, of the town of Sheboygan Falls, died peacefully Saturday night, July 6, 2013.

Larry was born Sept. 26, 1927, in the town of Baldwin, the son of Willis John and Jessie (Veenendaal) Bosman. He attended Dye Road School in the town of Lima.

Larry served in the U.S. Army during 1946.

Larry married Marian Lukens on March 12, 1948 in Gibbsville. Marian preceded Larry in death following 63 years of marriage on Aug. 27, 2011.

He was a lifelong dairy farmer in the town of Sheboygan Falls.

Larry was a member of the Gibbsville Reformed Church and enjoyed farming, dartball, sheepshead, and gardening.

He is survived by six foster children, Steven (Joan) Rejholec of Sheboygan Falls, Rose Burke of Sheboygan, Linda Grunow of St. Nazianz, Kathy (Frank) Weisfeld of Plymouth, David Schnitzer of Sheboygan and Louise Gonering of Sheboygan; numerous foster grandchildren including Scott Rejholec and Tanya (Mike) Frier and foster great-grandchildren including Evelyn and Mikey Frier; three sisters-inlaw, Ann Bosman of Sheboygan Falls, Arlene Robinson and Margaret (Ronald) Hesselink, both of Oostburg; and one brother-in-law, Richard “Chip” Lemkuil of Oostburg; He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Larry was preceded in death by his wife, Marian; two sisters, Rachel (Arnold) Huebschman and Dorothy (Walter) Traas; three brothers, Myron (Beatrice) Bosman, Raymond Bosman and Audley Bosman; one sister-in-law, Lenore Lemkuil and one brother-in-law, Oscar Robinson.

Funeral services to celebrate Larry’s life were held Tuesday morning, July 9, at Gibbsville Reformed Church with Grant Mulder officiating. A family service preceded in the choir room. Burial took place in Gibbsville Cemetery in the town of Lima.

A memorial fund has been established in Larry’s name for the Gibbsville Reformed Church.

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The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home of Sheboygan Falls (920-467-3431) is assisting the Bosman family.

Special thanks are extended to Larry and Marian’s neighbors and friends who helped them in so many ways throughout the years. Additional thanks are given to the staff at the VNA Hospice for their dedication and care given to Larry.

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