Marie Bossard, age 89, of Radcliffe, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at the Hubbard Care Center in Hubbard.


Funeral services for Marie were held on Friday, Apr 14, at 10:30 a.m. at the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Radcliffe. Burial followed in the Radcliffe Cemetery. The family received friends on Thursday, April 13, from 5-7 p.m. at the Boeke Funeral Homes in Radcliffe.


For more information and online condolences go to www.boekefuneralhomes.com.


Marie Catherine (Dahlman) Bossard was born at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, Minn., on Nov. 22, 1927, to Dagny (Johnson) and Arvid Dahlman. She grew up in Meadowlands, Minn., on the family farm in “Swede town.” She continued her education in nursing at St. Mary’s in Duluth.


Marie met the love of her life, Edward (Rusty) Bossard, on a blind date at an Iowa vs. Minnesota football game. They were married on Feb. 23, 1950. After residing a short time in Omaha, Neb., they moved to the family farm just north of Radcliffe. The marriage was blessed with three children.


In addition to being a farm wife, Marie worked as a school nurse and then many years at Bethany Manor in Story City.


She was a long-time member of Our Savior’s in Radcliffe and very active in the Ladies’ Aid, served on the Altar Guild, and spent many afternoons making quilts. Marie was also an active member of the Legion Auxiliary, DVV, and Married Women’s Harmony Club.


Marie enjoyed square dancing, card clubs and golf leagues in her younger days. She also had many talents: sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilting, gardening and especially baking. Her buttermilk brownies were second to none. Most of all, Marie loved caring for her family.


Marie passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017, surrounded by loving family members at the Hubbard Care Center.


Those left to cherish her memory are Barbara Bossard of Council Bluffs, Dr. Rev Gerald Bossard (Mary) of Huntsville, Ala., and Kim (Hope) Bossard of Radcliffe; two sisters-in-law, Marie Dahlman of Hoyt Lakes, Minn., and Darlene Eide of Radcliffe; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; along with many other relatives and friends.


Marie was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and her only sibling, Alan Dahlman.