Thomas E. Bosch, 69, of Farnam, died April 15, 2019 in Kearney.
He was born Sept. 3, 1949 in Lexington, son of John George and Clara Belle (Crampton) Bosch. Tom grew up on the family farm north of Farnam, and he graduated from Farnam High with the class of 1967. He then went to junior college in North Platte for two years before continuing his education at Kearney State College. He graduated in 1972 with a business administration degree.
Tom married Sandy Maline on Aug. 16, 1970 at Gothenburg. Tom had to make the decision to join the National Guard or go to Vietnam. He was sent to Kentucky for four months of National Guard training. After his training, he returned home to the family farm where he spent the rest of his life. A daughter and son were born into the family.
When Tom was 39 he was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease that changed his life. For many years, he continued farming, although it was hard and he had to push thru the fatigue and pain. He eventually retired from farming and let his son Kelly take over the family farm. Tom filled his time the last few years watching old westerns and reading. With so much TV watching, he became involved in politics and would have enjoyed following the 2020 election. While he was still able, he enjoyed gardening. He later got garden boxes he could access from the sliding glass doors.
Survivors include his wife, Sandy Bosch of Farnam; daughter, Stacie (John) Harrington of Bloomfield, Iowa and their children - Joshua, Matthew, Michael and Brandon; son, Kelly Bosch of Farnam; brother, Milan (Sherl) Bosch of Chadron; sister, Patty (Eldon) Reese; one nephew and seven nieces.
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Kathleen Jo Bosch.
Visitation was held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, on Friday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Funeral services were held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel on Monday, April 22, at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Joseph Carty officiating. Interment followed in the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Camp Arrowhead, 75352 Road 431, Lexington, NE 68852.
To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.