Joy Bossert

joy bossert

September 17, 1937 ~ September 9, 2022

Born in: McIntosh, SD
Resided in: Moorhead, MN

Joy’s Funeral Service:

Joy Elaine Bossert, 84, passed away September 9, 2022, at Eventide Senior Living Center, Fargo. She was born to Fred and Emma (Heiser) Bieber in Trail City, South Dakota on September 17, 1937. Joy graduated from McIntosh High School in 1955.

Joy married Robert Bossert on June 1, 1955. After spending time working road construction across North and South Dakota, they settled in Minot ND, living there for 52 years until they moved to Fargo in 2012 to be closer to family.

Throughout her life, Joy was a loving and devoted wife and mother raising 6 children. She loved spending time with family and made countless trips to numerous locations across the US for family gatherings. She was the heart of the family communication network and spent many hours on the phone passing along any and all information she could gather. She enjoyed camping, fishing, playing cards, especially bridge, occasional trips to the casino and shopping-especially looking for the ultimate bargain. One of her favorite pastimes was watching her children and later grandchildren participate in various sporting events.

She is survived by her sisters: Karol Zabel; Alice Varland, children: Nancy (Les) Gustafson, Ogallala, NE; Cindy (Don) Speare, Grand Forks, ND; Bob (Barb) Bossert Jr, Otter Tail, MN; Linda (Jay) Mar, Johnston, IA; Bryan (Pam) Bossert, Fargo, ND; Jason (Kim) Bossert, West Fargo, ND; 19 grand children: Lisa (Bob), Travis, Joy, Kim, Naomi (Luke), Amanda (Tom), Jordan, Dustin (Kellie), Kasey (Bridget), Bridget (Clancy), Teddy (Danna), Tanner, Aaron, Nathan (Patricia), Ryan (Melissa), Andrew, Tyler, Dalton, Colten; 19 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren. Joy was preceded in death by her husband Robert, her mother, father, 2 brothers, 1 sister, and 1 great grandson.

The funeral will be held 11:00 am on September 13th at Grace Lutheran Church in Fargo with viewing an hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Garden in Fargo. In lieu of flowers or gifts of money please donate to your church or charity of your choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo, ND.


Funeral: September 13, 2022 11:00 am

Grace Lutheran Church
821 5th Ave S
Fargo, ND 58103

Visitation - Tuesday: September 13, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Grace Lutheran Church
821 5th Ave S
Fargo, ND 58103

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  1. Linda, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your sweet mom. I remember all the times I would come over to your house to practice our cheering moves and I was always greeted with a big smile from your beautiful momma! Prayers for strength, no matter when or how we lose our parents it is so hard. Sending hugs!😘❤️🙏🏻

  2. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your mom and grandmother. I will always remember Aunt Joy for the combination her smile and the teasing look in her eyes. Hugs and wishes for comfort.

  3. Bossert family,
    We are saddened to hear of the passing of Joy. When we moved in to our first house by Bel Air School we were immediately welcomed by your parents. We couldn’t have asked for better neighbors. We enjoyed all the excitement from Joy and the gentle wisdom of parenting from Bob. They were always up for a visit when I would put the boys down for an afternoon nap. They celebrated first steps, shared recipes, and Bob even helped me trap a bunch of hornets when Brian was at work one day. They truly left a mark in this world in the people they encountered, helped, and loved along the way. We feel honored to have been among those people. Our deepest sympathies to you all.
    The Nicholes Family

  4. Bossert Family,
    Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry to hear of your loss. It is never easy.

  5. Mrs. Bossert was a second mom to my husband, Dick Davis and I will always be grateful for that. My the fond memories you have of your mom/ grandma bring you comfort.

  6. What great memories of camping at Wolf Creek, the Bus, nightly campfires and years of church activites at St. Pauls. Bob and Joy were great people and I will think of them often. Our condolences to the families of Jason, Brian, Linda, Bob Jr., Cindy and Nancy.

  7. So sorry for your loss. I believe your family was our next door neighbor in Minot in the early 1960’s. Our deepest condolences from the Dimmer’s.

  8. So sorry to hear about your mom. Lots of great memories of her and your family growing up in Minot. She was a special lady.

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