Charles Bose (1924 – 2005)

Charles H. Bose, age 81 a resident of Kenosha died Thursday September 22, 2005 at Kenosha Care Center.

Born on July 29 1924 in Woodruff WI he was the son of the late Emil and Gertrude (VanDesand) Bose.

He came to Kenosha as an infant. He was educated in the schools of Kenosha.

He served in the US Army Infantry 168 anti tank 34th Division. His tour of duty took him to Italy from 1943-1945 were he was a Private 1st Class.

On June 14, 1947 at St George Catholic Church in Kenosha he married June E. Propsom. He was a lifelong member of St. George Catholic Church and then St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.

He was employed for many years as a bricklayer with area contractors in Southeastern WI. He retired in 1988.

He was a member of the Local #4 Bricklayers Union and had served several years as its local president. He was also a member of the Over 60 Club, a former member of the Allemand Square-dance Club, and the Good Sam Camping Club. He loved to camp with friends and family, and enjoyed Bocci Ball. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing cards. He was also very good at doing the most difficult crossword puzzles.

He is survived by his wife June E. Bose of Kenosha; 5 sons; David (Susan) of Sunset TX, Thomas (MaryAnn) of Phoenix AZ, Michael of Crest Hill IL, James (Rachel) of Kenosha, William (Robin) of Kenosha; 2 daughters; Diane(Tony) Trotta of Kenosha, Lorie (Daryl) Ohland of Neenah WI; 18 grandchildren; Tom, Lisa, Kristine, Kelly, Stacey, David, Dustin, Steven, Brian, Dante, Anthony, Erin, Michelle, Kevin, Alex, Lucas, Andrew, Connor; 14 great grandchildren; one brother Emil (Joyce) Bose of Kenosha; two sisters Eleanor (Jack) Schappert of Kenosha; Shirley Wasurick of GA, nieces and nephews and friends whom will all miss him.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Bose will be held on Monday evening, September 26, 2005 at 7:00PM at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Kenosha. (4804-7th Avenue) Visitation for Mr. Bose will be held on Monday at the church from 5:00PM until the time of mass. Burial will take place at Sunset Ridge Memorial Park on Tuesday and will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be directed to the Alzheimer?s Association.

The family would like to thank the entire staff of Kenosha Care Center, and especially the Alzheimer?s Unit at Kenosha Care Center for their love, understanding and compassionate care of Mr. Bose during this difficult time.

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