Irvin W. "Irv" Bostwick
1943 - 2015
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Bostwick, Irvin W. "Irv" Age 72, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. Loving husband of Linda. Proud father of Stephanie (Anthony "Tony") Resch, Melissa Bostwick-Blazer, Connie Bostwick-Hankins and Natalie (Adam) Syvock. Adoring grandpa of Kelby, Jr., Jordan, Brady, Haylie, Marriah, Raeden, Marisah, Mason, Maddan, Tyson and Ireland and a great-granddaughter, Aaliyah, who is expected. Dear brother of Ralph (Judy)Bostwick, Wayne (Karen) Bostwick, Carol (Larry) Gaudette, Ray (Bev) Bostwick, Art (Cathy and the late Pat) Bostwick, Verlin (the late Dorothy and Debbie) and the late Phyllis Verhasselt. Irv also leaves his dear friend Lance (Mary) Buboltz whom he considered a brother, many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Irv was preceded in death by his father Arlie Bostwick, his mother Donna Bostwick-Faller and his step-father Nick Faller. Born in the Town of Price, WI on April 17, 1943, Irv was one of eight children. He married Linda G. (Nee Weston) and together they raised four daughters. Irv worked as a mechanical assembler early in his career, but was the proud owner of the Family Pride Quick Wash for over 27 years, which he operated with his wife. Irv was active and instrumental in the BOLD organization, Blind Outdoor Leisure Development; and served in various capacities throughout his time with the group. He participated in rafting and canoeing, racecar driving, BEEP baseball as well as in Road Rally's, all of which he won. One of his greatest accomplishments with BOLD was skiing in Switzerland in the 1982 World Cup. Irv was as civic minded as he was fraternal and served under Tommy Thompson on the Governor's Council SERPAC. He was active with the Burleigh Business District Bid 27 Board, and served up until recently as its President. He was a longtime Lion, active in Antigo and Brown Deer clubs, and was a Past-President of the Brown Deer Lions. Irv was one of the first "campers" of the Wisconsin Lions Camp and was also an active supporter of the Brothertown Indian Nation. In addition, Irv and his wife were active members of Benediction Lutheran Church where he also held several posts. His tireless efforts to his family and community will be fondly remembered and forever missed. Visitation for Irv will be TUESDAY, November 17, 2015 from 10 to 11:45 AM at BENEDICTION LUTHERAN CHURCH (8475 W. Fond du Lac Avenue, Milwaukee). A funeral service will follow at 12 noon with the Reverend Don Hougard officiating. A second visitation will take place WEDNESDAY, November 18, 2015 from 10 to 11:45 AM at PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (300 Lincoln Street, Antigo, WI 54409). A second funeral service will follow at 12 noon with the Reverend Don Hougard and the Reverend David Korolus officiating. Irv will be laid to rest in Bent Cemetery, Town of Price. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Irv's name are appreciated to the Wisconsin Lions Camp, Benediction Lutheran Church or Peace Lutheran Church. Zwaska Funeral Home of Brown Deer is serving the family.


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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Nov. 15, 2015.
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November 9, 2019
I think about you almost every day. Remembering you until we meet again. Say hello to mom I miss her so much. God bless!!
Connie Bostwick
Daughter
December 2, 2015
Ethel Washington
November 22, 2015
Linda and Family.

Please accept my condolences on the passing of Irv. We go back a long way for all of us, all the way back to high school in the 60's. That's a long history with so many memories.
Plus most of it being family.

May you find comfort knowing that Irv is safe in the arms of Jesus.

Nina Bostwick
November 18, 2015
Dear Linda & Family,
I am so sorry to hear of dear Irv's passing. He will be sorely missed at all the Brothertown functions. You have my deepest sympathy.

Sincerely,
Barb Roloff
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Barb Roloff
November 17, 2015
Irv was a very special man. I have many fond memories of him and send prayers and sympathy to each member of his family and to all my classmates who feel his loss as deeply as I do. Irv was a spark of kindness and goodness in the class of 1962 and part of all the fun we had as young people....many of us have Irv stories we love telling over and over. May knowing he was loved by many bring you comfort.
Marie McLellan (Tonnon)
November 16, 2015
Great memories of High School and the Reunions. Rest in peace, friend. You are remembered fondly.
Mike Worman
Mike Worman
November 16, 2015
To my one and only dad and our (sisters and I) biggest fan,

My heart aches with every beat because I miss you. I may not have told you how much I love you often over the years but please know that I am eternally grateful to have you as a father despite the more challenging times of our lives, who is perfect other than God though? I will miss the horse pulls and will never forget our Thursdays at the Elks club to play bingo, all our family trips and sporting events growing up and of course your input on what could be wrong mechanically with the cars I drove and seeing you light up around your brothers and sisters. You can now have all the venison you want! I was really hoping for you to make it through the holidays but I realize God was calling you home to heaven. You no longer feel pain and you can actually breathe now without the struggle for oxygen and now you can finally see! You inspired me and all those that knew of your achievements from skiing, stock car racing, canoeing, rafting all the committees and head positions you were a part of in Milwaukee, Brown Deer and Antigo. You proved to many that even when your blind you can do just about anything you put your heart into. When there's a will there is definitely a way! Please look over me and the rest of our family while your in heaven because we will need it especially me! Please give us signs of your presence as much as possible.I know you will always be around but I wish I could just get one more hug or one more dance. (Natalie stole all the dances when you were here) I know you will be there for your first great grand daughter to be born but I am going to be selfish to say I wish you could physically hold her that day to. Ireland misses you along with rest of us. You left us and many more with a bunch of memories and stories to share forever! Dad, this is so hard but I know your with your mom and dad, grandpa Faller aunt Phyllis, aunt Dorothy and others now. I know God and heaven has a big angel with compassion and NOW the biggest heart around! One phrase I will never forget and find myself using to is That's malarkey! I became to love Johnny Cash because of you. One more thing, the night you passed, Silent night began to play on my car radio, that helped me realize how much you are at peace now. I will love you till the cows come home your grand kids too! You will forever remain in my heart. For every holiday from this day forward I hope and know you'll have Happy Thanksgivings and Merry Christmas'!May God bless you, RIP Dad!

Your loving daughter,

Connie
Connie Hankins
November 15, 2015
Condolences to the family from The Dartball News.
Jim Hinckle
November 15, 2015
Debbie Leverance
November 15, 2015
I am shocked and saddened by Irv's passing. He had a good heart, warm personality and ever present smile. He will be a loss to our business community.
james Hiller
November 15, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with you Linda may God strengthen you in this time.....
Jimmy Davis Jr
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