Lee Bossom

Lee Edward Bossom

Monday, April 20th, 1936 - Sunday, April 5th, 2020
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Lee E. Bossom, 83, of Blairstown, IA formally of Quasqueton, IA, died on Sunday April 5, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Lee was born on April 20, 1936 on the family farm in rural Plainfield, IA. The son of Howard E. and Margaret F. (Bryhl) Bossom, he was a graduate of Plainfield High School. He attended courses at Wartburg College and University of Wisconsin School of Banking. On January 31, 1970, Lee married Carol Ann Moroney at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Monti, IA. They made their home in Walker, Winthrop, and Quasqueton, Iowa where he worked for many years as a banker. In 1994, Lee and Carol Ann owned and operated Bossom’s Quasky Mart, and later purchased the Bossom’s of Ryan Mart. He and Carol Ann briefly lived in Seattle and moved to Blairstown in 2016.

Lee loved and was an active member of his communities. He was elected as the Mayor of Quasqueton in 2002 and served until 2012. Lee was a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus member. More recently, Lee was a member of the Blairstown City Council. He was also a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Blairstown. He will be missed by many.

He is survived by his wife of fifty years Carol Ann Bossom, Blairstown, IA, his three children; Larry Bossom, Chicago, IL, Janet (Joseph) Niebuhr, Blairstown, IA, and Steven (Jennifer) Bossom, Covington, WA, his four grandchildren; Maggie and Eddie Niebuhr, and Amelia and Addyson Bossom, a sister Dorothy Norton, Florissant, MO, and many nieces and nephews.

Lee is preceded in death by his parents, a sister Elna Hazelwood, and two brothers, John and Elmer Bossom.

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic a Memorial Service will be held at a later date. The Reiff Family Center – Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, July 18th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Saturday, July 18th, 2020 10:30am
    St. Patrick's Catholic Church - Winthrop
    555 1st St. South
    WINTHROP, IA 50682
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    Rev. David Beckman
  • Interment

    Quasqueton Cemetery
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Jim Lynes

Posted at 11:19am
Carol & Bossom Family,
I'm sorry to hear of the loss of Lee. I recall the Bossom's from the years my family lived in Plainfield as well as visiting my grandfather's farm down the road from Bernie & family. My dad Alvin and Lee grew up in Plainfield area and communicated from time to time over their years in banking. Prayers be with you and your family.

J.J. Lynes

Carol Anne Nilles

Posted at 10:51am
Dear Carol Ann and family,
I am so sorry for your unexpected loss of Lee. I don’t know you personally but read of his passing in The Gazette and then decided I would write you on his birthday since it is also mine. I was born at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids on 4-20-1936. So from my point of view, Lee could have had many years ahead of him if not for the coronavirus. I hope that all of you have escaped the disease. Lee would have wanted that blessing for you, I’m sure.
Keep on keepin’ on.
My sympathy and prayers,
Carol Anne Nilles

Dennis Scherbring

Posted at 09:17pm
So sorry for your loss. We will keep you all in our prayers.
Dennis Scherbring from the Knights of Columbus and wife Susan

richard donohoo

Posted at 02:05pm
So saddened to hear of Lee's passing. To us, he was the best of America and the best of the Midwest- hard working, cheerful, optimistic ;and confident. We miss him.

Dick and Cathy Donohoo

Audrey Loecke

Posted at 11:33am
Carol Ann, & Family, Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time. We were so shocked to hear about Lee; as I am sure you all were.
Such a loss at an already difficult time in our lives. We will watch for any plans for services in our area. Please know we're keeping you & your family in our prayers
during this Easter. We are doing fine so far & hope to continue.

Blessings, Audrey & Ambrose Loecke

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