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John Roger Bosse, 71, of Brenham, passed away Dec. 18, 2011 at his residence.

Born March 2, 1940 in Brenham to Willie and Ella Nora (Strangmeyer) Bosse, John was baptized April 14, 1940 in St. Paulís Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brenham, and confirmed April 11, 1954 in St. James Lutheran Church of New Wehdem. He graduated from Brenham High School, attended Blinn College and received his graduate degree from Sam Houston State University.

Memberships included the Buccaneer Alumni Letterman Association, Inc., and the Brenham Elks Lodge.

In addition, he was a lifetime member of the Sam Houston State University Lettermanís Association, as well as the Sam Houston State University Alumni Association.

John was well known locally in the sales and service of firearms, and was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.

Survivors include sons Ricky Dean Bosse (Melisa) of Brenham; Ryan Dale Bosse (Patricia) of Humble, Rodney Dale Weidemann of Lyons, and Randy Dane (Jolie) Weidemann of Brenham; grandchildren: Broc Ryan Bosse, John Paul Rodriguez, Dane Christian Weidemann, Deanna Lee Bosse; brother and sister-in-law William Reinhardt and Doris Bosse of Houston, and a niece, Kelly Ann Bosse, also of Houston.

Preceding John in death were his parents, Willie and Ella Bosse.

Serving as pallbearers are Weldon Gaskamp, Ned Butler, Clarence Gerke, Finney Clay, Marvin Jurries, James Giese, Calvin Janner, Jack Murski, and Jerry Joe Vaughn. 

Memorials may be directed to St. Paulís Evangelical Lutheran Church or St. Paulís Christian Day School. 

Funeral services were scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 in St. Paulís Evangelical Lutheran Church, with Pastor Kenneth Moerbe officiating. Interment will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery. Visitation will take place Wednesday evening from 5 until 7 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel. 

Funeral arrangements for John Roger Bosse are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit


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