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Raymond Fritz Bosse was born April 21, 1917, in Wiedeville, Texas, to William and Emma Wiesepape Bosse.

He attended Wonderhill Community School in the New Wehdem area, with brothers Johnnie, Willie, and Arnold. 

The family then moved to Phillipsburg to start the family store.

On Aug. 11, 1940, he married Elfrieda Hold in the New Wehdem church, and they were blessed with two sons, Gene and Don. He was a dedicated employee of Texas Southeastern Gas Company, which later became Coastal States, for 38 years.

Elfrieda died in 1974, and he continued his active role in the community and in St. John Lutheran Church. There he served in the Lutheran Brotherhood and was involved in almost every committee in the church.

On Dec. 1, 1979, Raymond married Lillie Abel at St. John and they enjoyed 31 wonderful years of dancing, dominoes, and fishing.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, his three brothers, his wife, Elfrieda, and son Gene.

Raymond passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at his home, in Bellville, at the age of 93.

He is survived by his loving wife Lillie, son Don R. Bosse and wife, Adrienne, of Bellville, daughter-in-law, Carol Tiemann Bosse of Austin, grandchildren Sharon Lin and husband, Jesse of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Susan Vasquez and husband, Erik, of Santa Barbara, Calif., Jason Bosse and wife, Kimberly, of Chicago, Ill., and Kyle Bosse of Fort Worth; great grandchildren Evan and Ryan Lin, and Ava and Noal Vasquez. He is also survived by step children Charles and Geraldine Abel of Sealy, Dolores Fojt of Houston, Travis and Diane Abel of Sealy, Joy Mahaffey of Tyler, and their families; niece: Ann Bosse of Brenham, nephews Wayne Hold and wife, Diana, of Kenney, Milton Bosse and wife, Peggy, of Brenham, John Bosse of Brenham, and William Bosse and wife, Doris, of Houston.

The Bosse family would like to extend a very special thank you to Bo and Jill Brandt, Jeanie Mewis and Kyndal Rychlik for their love and care of Mr. Bosse.

Visitation,  5-7 p.m., Friday, April 8, 2011, Schmidt Funeral Home, Bellville.

Funeral service, 10 a.m., Saturday, April 9, 2011, St. John Lutheran Church, Pastor David Henske and Pastor Jennie Jones, officiating.

Interment, Oak Knoll Cemetery.

Pallbearers, Bill Bosse, John Bosse, Milton Bosse, Wayne Hold, Charles Abel, and Travis Abel.

Honorary pallbearers, Bo Brandt, Paul Engeling, Charles Kollman, Jess Koy, Bobby Lange, Winston Neely and St. John Brotherhood.

Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to: St. John Lutheran Church, 520 North Holland, Bellville, Texas 77418, or to the Bellville General Hospital Foundation, 44 N. Cummings, Bellville, Texas 77418.

Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home, 12029 Hwy. 36 South, P.O. Box 610, Bellville, Texas 77418, (979)865-2424, .

Posted by Joy Neely



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