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Gilbert B. Bosse

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Gilbert B. Bosse
Evansville, Indiana
Gilbert B. Bosse, 90, of Sarasota, Florida died on September 23, 2013.
He was born March 14, 1923 in Evansville where he attended Bosse High School. He later attended Indiana University where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and he graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan.
He was the son of Gilbert H. Bosse, former President of Imperial Desk Co. and Vanderburgh County Treasurer. He was married to Katheryne Koch Bosse for 69 years and he is the father of Jeffrey A. Bosse, attorney and President of Bosse Title Company of Evansville.
During World War II he served as a meteorologist in the United States Army Air Corps.
In Evansville Mr. Bosse was President of the Imperial Desk Co, Director of National City Bank, Director of the Evansville Kennel Club and an Elder at the East Side Christian Church. He and his wife moved to Cleveland, Ohio where he was Executive Vice President of Marble/Imperial Furniture Co., a division of Dictaphone. Later he was President of Griggs International in Belton, Texas and he also served as President of the Wood Office Furniture Institute and a Director of National Office Products Association. He retired in 1985, and moved to Longboat Key, Florida where amongst his activities he and his wife delivered Meals on Wheels for many years and attended the Church of the Palms Presbyterian USA.
Survivors, in addition to his wife Katheryne K. Bosse are his children Jeffrey A. Bosse (Debbie) of Evansville, Gilbert B. Bosse, Jr., of Brentwood, Tennessee; Martha Lane Bosse (John) of Finksburg, Maryland; Sarah Bosse Gerfen (Chip) of Bethesda, Maryland; eight grandchildren, including Jeffrey H. Bosse of Evansville and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be in Sarasota, Florida October 12.
There will be a celebration of his life in Evansville on November 2 and a private burial at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant House, Attention: Sandra Latchner, 5 Penn Plaza, New York, New York, 10001.
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Published in Courier Press on Sept. 29, 2013
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