Kenneth Ray Bosshardt

On July 6, 2017

Funeral service will be on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 10:30 AM at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Heron Lake Township, Jackson County with Pastor Dale Hedstrom officiating.  Burial will be in the Delafield Cemetery – Delafield Township, Jackson County.  Visitation will be on Friday, 7-7-2017 from  5 to 7 PM at the Osterberg Funeral Home in Lakefield and on Saturday – one hour prior to the service at the church.

Kenneth Ray Bosshardt was born on January 23, 1931, in Faribault, Minnesota; the son of Alvin and Esther (Knauss) Bosshardt. He graduated from high school in Morristown, Minnesota. He was united in marriage to Caroline Anschutz on September 27, 1958 at St Peter Lutheran Church in Heron Lake Township, Jackson County. After marriage, they moved to a farm site north of Lakefield. He worked as a mechanic for John Deere in Windom and Lakefield. He then became a millwright for Millwright and Erectors out of St. Paul until his retirement. They moved from the farm site to their current home in Lakefield where they have lived for over 15 years. Kenneth passed away at the Sanford Medical Center in Worthington on Monday, July 3, 2017 at the age of 86 years, 5 months and 10 days.

Kenneth was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church. He enjoyed fishing, and spent many hours with family and friends, sharing his love of the sport. He also enjoyed woodworking. They wintered in Apache Junction, Arizona for over 15 years. While in Arizona, much of their time was spent with his son and family. It was at “the park” in Arizona where he developed his love for oil painting. His attention to detail made him a great artist. Kenny was also a dog lover, and had a great appreciation for classic cars.

Kenneth is survived by his wife of 58 years, Caroline Bosshardt of Lakefield and a son, Michael (Karla) Bosshardt of Mesa, Arizona, and three grandchildren, Brittany, Brady and Connor Bosshardt.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, Mark Allen Bosshardt, four brothers, Clinton, Marvin, Donald and Glenn Bosshardt and a sister, Margaret Holland.

Blessed be the memory of Kenneth Ray Bosshardt.

2 Guestbook Entries for “Kenneth Ray Bosshardt”

  • KENNY such a great friend & working partner always carried his share of the load & carried part of the crew on his shoulder as well .He help remodel our home in Apache junction Arizona. Me & my son Steven spent many hours fishing with him. I HAVE several of his painting in our condo. Such a talented woodworker & painter. Great photographer and all around great guy. I could never replace him as friend-partner I will always miss you Kenny your reputation for always striving to do the best job possible will never be tarnished.
    JOHN KARELS Duluth mn

  • We were deeply sorry of hearing of Kens death! I worked with Caroline at the Manir fir many years and we had
    such a great time! I never knew Ken but my heart aches for Caroline and her family!! Our deepest condolences To Caroline and her family!! hugs to bring you comfort!

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