Carl Gene “Butch” Bosshart, 74, of Truman passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Friday, Aug. 25, 2023. A memorial service will be held at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at Zaharia Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Timothy Chase officiating. Private family visitation will be held from 9–10 a.m. A public time for visitation will be held from 10 a.m.–noon prior to the service. Following burial at Ridgelawn, a luncheon will be held at the Truman Community Center.
Carl was born on June 24, 1949, in Amery, Wis., to Walter “Gene” and Emma “Marie” (Swanson) Bosshart. The family moved to the south farm in Truman when Butch was young. He attended and graduated from Truman High School. Butch was a member of the United States Navy SeaBees, serving two tours in Vietnam, and after the Navy, became a member of the National Guard. He was a member of the Patriot Guards, Disabled American Veterans and Vietnam Veterans of America. Butch grew up in the construction industry and continued that family legacy throughout his career. On April 17, 1981, he married the love of his life, Kathryn “Kathy” Kay Delaney in Worthington. Together, the couple settled in Truman and raised their family.
Butch was a storyteller, advice-giver, fix-it man and always there for assistance when you needed it. He was a loving friend, father, husband and so much more. He loved to tell “Ole and Lena” jokes, spend time outdoors and took great care of his pristine lawn. He enjoyed woodworking, tweaking “The Recipe,” fishing, riding motorcycle, music and playing guitar. He attended Sturgis since the mid-’70s and has kept the same campsite “on the hill” in Sturgis for the last 20 years. The sidewalk in downtown Sturgis is now marked with a brick in his memory.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 42 years, Kathy; children, James (Mickie) Bosshart of Fairmont, Melonie (Steve) Wilfahrt of Jackson, Melissa Zimprich of Fairmont, Jennifer (significant other, Sam) Bosshart of Windom and Jacklyn (fiance, Stuart) Bosshart of Mankato; siblings, Rosemary Kasten of Waconia, George (Deb) Bosshart of Nebraska, Kathy (Tom) Jorgenson of Fairmont, Chuck (Sun) Bosshart of Arizona, Barb Martinson of Mankato and Alan Bosshart of Burnsville; grandkids, Victoria, Danielle, Rosie, Johnathan, Joshua, Beth, Alec, Sammuel, Michael, Cori, Logan and Kaitlyn; six great-grandkids; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers-in-law, Duane Kasten, Chuck Delaney and Ray Oaks; sister-in-law, Dee Delaney; and grandson, Jacob Bosshart.
Butch always lived by the motto “Can Do.”
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