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Joshua Bosch

March 05, 2019

Prayer Service - Monday

March 11, 2019
- 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Monday

March 11, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Funeral Mass - Tuesday

March 12, 2019
- 2:00 PM

Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Joshua Bosch

March 05, 2019


Joshua Joel Bosch, 38, of Bismarck, ND passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Sanford Medical Center in Bismarck surrounded by his family.

Joshua was born May 25, 1980 to Tim and Alice Bosch in Mandan, ND. Prior to graduating from Golden Valley-Dodge High School in 1998 he enlisted into the Marine Corps at age 16 knowing he wanted to serve his country by becoming a Marine. Joshua served 4 years in the Marine Corps, 8 years in the North Dakota Army National Guard and completed 2 Tours in Iraq.

Joshua met Stephanie in 2003 and were married October 29, 2005. They had two beautiful daughters together, Avery (12) and Alivia (8). They made their home in Fargo, ND until 2012 when they then moved to Bismarck, ND.

Joshua was employed by Thyssenkrupp as an Elevator Service Mechanic. He was a member of the International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 9.

Everyone who met Joshua knew he lived life to the fullest. Whether it be on his motorcycle, snowmobile, dirt bike, going hunting, water skiing or taking his boat out on the river with family and friends. He could be a little rough around the edges but had a heart of gold. He was always everyone’s best friend and brother.

Joshua is survived by his wife Stephanie and two daughters Avery and Alivia Bosch of Bismarck, ND. Mother Alice (Chip) Barker of Fargo, ND. Brother Ryan (Carissa) Bosch of West Fargo, ND. In-laws Dave (Cindy) Holaday of West Fargo, ND. Brother-in-law Kristopher (Erica) Holaday of Eagan, MN. Sister-in-law Jessica Holaday (Andrew) of Miami, FL. Niece and Nephews Carly and Quinn Bosch and Huxley and Lincoln Holaday and many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins who loved him dearly.

Preceded in death by his Father Tim Bosch, Grandparents Joe and Stephina Bosch and Albert and Pauline Pischel.

The Visitation will be held Monday, March 11 from 5-7pm at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center in Fargo, ND with a Prayer Service to follow at 7pm. The Funeral will be Tuesday, March 12 at 2pm at Holy Cross Catholic Church in West Fargo, ND with a visitation one hour prior. Burial at Riverside Cemetery in Fargo, ND.

The family would like to extend their love and thanks for the excellent care that was provided at Sanford Medical Center in Bismarck, ND in Josh’s final days. Also, for all the thoughts and prayers that were uplifted on Josh’s behalf.

The next time we see Josh he’ll be standing with a beer in one hand and ready to give a big bear hug with the other. YAT YAS Semper Fi!

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Bismarck Vet Center.


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52 responses to “Joshua Bosch”

  1. Joe Kottenbrock says:

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Josh’s passing. No parent should have to burry a child. Please accept my condolences.

  2. Debbi Leingang says:

    My deepest sympathy. Love Debbi.

  3. Renee Smith says:

    I will keep the Bosch family in my prayers, we will miss him.

  4. Todd Taylor says:

    Hey Brother,

    Even though I cannot be there for your going home, I habe your family in my prayers. Josh you were taken from this Earth, but you will live on forever in hearts of the people you touched. Fair winds and following seas. Semper Fi

  5. Diane Holady Isringhausen says:

    Stephanie, My heart is breaking for you and your girls. I am sending you my love, and prayers for peace, comfort and understanding today and the difficult days ahead.

  6. Cassie & Madie says:

    I do not know what to say as this doesnt seem true to me yet! Josh was an amazing father, husband, & friend. He was always there to knock sense into but yet there to put a huge smile on your face with his craziness. Always the guy to pick on you just because that’s how he showed he liked you. My heart goes out to Steph and the girls right now. Sending lots of hugs & prayers!

  7. Joe Reich says:

    I never have the right words for something like this. All I can offer is my deepest sympathy and prayers for the family.

  8. Travis and Chelsey Bosch says:

    We will miss Josh terribly. He was a great person. Continued prayers for healing.

  9. Joan Braun says:

    So sorry for the loss of Josh. You are in my prayers.

  10. Amanda sager says:

    Josh we weren’t family by blood but I knew who I could count on when something I couldn’t handle came up. You always shined when days were dark. Your laughter was so contagious and that smile warmed your heart up.
    Josh you touched so many lives you will never truly know how many lives you touched. Your family was so important to you and being a marine. You were the life of the party and that’s the way it will stay!! You are going to be missed more then anyone can say. I know your girls and wife are going to miss you the most but I know they will live on with your memory.

    I love you josh and I will see you again with a big hug and you smiling ear to ear.

  11. Cassie Delmer Voegele says:

    Thoughts and prayers for all of you, Thinking of you Alice.

  12. Shannon Lurkins says:

    Dear Steph,
    Alan and I are so saddened by the loss of your husband, Joshua. Many thoughts and prayers to you and the girls. God bless Josh and all of your families and friends.
    Sincerely, Alan and Shannon Lurkins

  13. Chris senger says:

    The Chris Senger family is thinking of all the family and our in our prayers thru difficult time.

  14. Brandy Schmaltz says:

    Stephanie, I am still completely devastated. I sat in the room as I heard you take the phone call that forever changed your life. My heart breaks for you and your girls. Thinking and praying for everyone.

  15. Bridgett Lindemann says:

    So very sorry for your loss may he rest in peace. And peace be with all of you

  16. Karen and Sonny Biggs says:

    Sympathy for the entire family.

  17. Tonya Darcy-Brenner says:

    I am so sad to hear about Josh! My deepest sympathies to the entire family! My heart aches for you all! Big hugs!

  18. Pat Strullmyer says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My sincere sympathy to you Stephanie , your girls and Josh’s family. I will keep you and your family in my prayers and may your Faith see you through and may you all be Blessed.

  19. Leeann Wimer says:

    One of the coolest guys I’ve ever met. We had several great talks as he checked on our elevator at the powerhouse. I’m so sad he’s gone. My heart goes out to his family.

  20. Chris Andresen says:

    I am really sad to hear of this. May God walk with you in these days of pain and loss.

  21. Krystle Herz says:

    Bosch Family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God shine his grace on you all. Prayer for comfort, hope, and peace. ❤ The Herzs’.

  22. 1SG (ret) Brian Kilzer says:

    Your watch is complete, you are properly releaved Soldier.

  23. Travis and Danielle Smith says:

    We are very saddened to hear this. We have only known him for a short time. We met Josh’s family in Copper Ridge trick or treating when he was pulling up to our house on an atv with the kids on a trailer!! I was thinking this is crazy but the kids came to the door having a blast. Josh also came to the door with a huge smile and a beer in hand to meet us! (We maybe have had some adult treats too) But Josh did make us feel very welcoming to the Neighborhood!! From then on we have waived (every time) to each other on the road or when he drove by our place! We talked in the schools picking up our kids and even talked at Walmart shopping when in a hurry! He was always willing too spent time just to talk! Josh was such a great person and will be very missed.
    Till we talk again rip.

  24. Stephen A Mays says:

    Rest in peace.

  25. Deb Creel says:

    I am so sad to hear about your loss of Josh. The family will be in my prayers. May God hold you close during this time of mourning and give you comfort. God Bless You, Deb Creel

  26. Kara Sefton Dugan says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss! You will all most definitely be added into my prayers!

  27. Kevin and Theresa Borchelt says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Theresa and I will keep you in our prayers. If there is anything you need just let us know. Love you!

  28. Loren & Darlene L Bauman says:

    Our deepest sympathy to you in your great loss. We just pray God will be with you and help you through this. We have you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  29. Loni Doppler says:

    And God takes another Angel home to soon.
    Josh was always happy when he came to our building for maintenance. His smiling presence will be forever a part of these apartments.
    Stephanie, My heart is breaking for you and your girls. I am sending you my love, and prayers for peace, comfort and understanding today and the difficult days ahead. God Bless You All.

  30. Dan Beauchamp Family says:

    Please know you are surrounded in prayer – Josh and all of his family. May God grant you all strength and peace in this time of need. Josh will live on through all he shared this earthly journey with. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  31. Sharon Kaiser says:

    So sorry for your loss, I got to know Josh from him working at the Wells Fargo Bank. He was always friendly and easy to talk to. He will be missed.

  32. Sharon Neurohr says:

    Josh was always pleasant when I had him on the school bus. My thoughts and prayers to the family.
    Sharon Neurohr

  33. Lana Selby says:

    My sympathy and prayers go out to Josh’s family. I did not know Josh. My brother Chris Baillie did. Josh saved Chris and my son Alec Selby life when they were stranded with their snowmobile. I am forever grateful for Josh. He is my hero. Josh you are in Heaven surrounded by your Angel’s. Thank you.
    Lana Selby

  34. Teresa Martin says:

    Sorry for your loss, Teresa Martin.

  35. Betty Ternes says:

    May he rest in peace. My prayers for his family. God Bless!!

  36. Johnny & Leona Flemmer says:

    Our sincere sympathies!

  37. Shelley Kleinsasser says:

    Alice and Stephanie. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Shelley Kleinsasser

  38. John & Kaylen Kessler says:

    Alice, You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  39. Lisa Miller - All Smiles Dental says:

    Thoughts, prayers, and hugs Stephanie to you and your family. My heart goes out to you all. We will never forget Josh’s smile, whether he was there for work or care, it was contagious.

  40. Mary Shelkey-Miller says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this VERY difficult time! Josh was taken WAY too soon and he will be missed dearly!! Stepanie, Dan and I are here to help with whatever you need. Love and hugs as we continue to pray for you all.
    Dan Miller & Mary Shelkey-Miller

  41. Barb Salzer says:

    What a complete surprise! I knew Josh because I worked for Dr Dean Knudsen and Dr. Renz. So I cleaned his teeth and got to know him that way. He was a great guy, we always had a nice visit when he came in. My heart goes out to Steph and the girls! I’m hoping cherish memories will get you all through this very sad time! Blessings to the family and I will keep you in my prayers!! Barb Salzer

  42. Amy L says:

    When we first opened our hotel I had never been anywhere other than the inside of an elevator before. I knew you pushed a button to open it and another to get where you needed to go. Josh quickly taught me about the overheating and maintenance of elevators, unfortunately through his many trips to see us. Initially I was a little taken aback with his gruff nature and condescending attitude about my lack of knowledge about elevators but I soon learned that by matching his sarcasm with my own we could get along just fine and work together to not have to pay him any more service trip charges. We enjoyed a friendly banter of sarcastic conversation from there on out. My condolences and prayers to his family and friends.

  43. Jennifer Rosson says:

    I talked to Josh for several years in Dispatch. Always polite, even on the rough days. My prayers are with his family, his friends, & his coworkers at this difficult time.

  44. Cpl J. Shumgart USMC Retired says:

    Semper Fi Brother!
    Godspeed to your family and hopes they all find peace and comfort in the memories you have instilled. Those will never fade.

  45. Melissa Barron says:

    Sorry to hear of Josh’s passing. My heart goes out to his family at this difficult time. I got to know Josh when he worked on our elevator at Bismarck Funeral Home. His big smile always made my day. I looked forward to his monthly checkups. He always had a story to share about this family and his hobbies.

  46. Jazmin Gensrich says:

    I’m so very sorry. My heart breaks for you all.

  47. Kerby & Cindy Entze says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Josh was such a nice person. He will be missed greatly. Our deepest sympathy.

  48. Abby & Chris Gergen says:

    So very sorry to hear of Josh’s passing. We lived just down the road when you lived in Copper Ridge, and our German Shepherd Rocky always loved playing with your Great Danes and Josh always had a smile on his face and always plenty to BS and laugh about! He also worked on the elevators at my husband’s work a lot. We will be praying for your family during these difficult days. God be with you all.

  49. Armon Weiss says:

    Our family is very sorry for the leaving of Joshua. Your family has always been very strong in these times. Please continue to keep the faith at this most difficult time, Joshua is not alone with his passing because we will all go through this.
    Armon & Joan Weiss Family
    We will always be Caring Cousins

  50. Tracy (Fandrich) Lecoe says:

    Bosch family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Josh was one of a kind who always knew you and always had time to talk. His big smile and honesty will be missed. My deepest sympathy to you all. Sorry I couldn’t make it to the service. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  51. Gregory Perello Miami Local 71 says:

    Rest in Peace – God bless you and your family

  52. Melissa zelaya says:

    I had the distinct pleasure of meeting this young man while he was Visiting his Uncle here in California. I remember thinking how good both he and his brother turned out. I am still sad when I think about it. His uncle has always kept me in the loop of his life . Good man. Good father! Good husband. A soldier! I will forever remember this young man and the amazing legacy he has left behind for everyone to follow.

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