Joshua Joel Bosch, 38, Bismarck, passed away March 5, 2019, at Sanford Medical Center, Bismarck, surrounded by his family.
Joshua was born May 25, 1980, to Tim and Alice Bosch in Mandan. Prior to graduating from Golden Valley-Dodge High School in 1998, he enlisted in the Marine Corps at age 16 knowing he wanted to serve his country by becoming a Marine. Joshua served four years in the Marine Corps, eight years in the North Dakota Army National Guard and completed two tours in Iraq.
Joshua met Stephanie in 2003 and were married Oct. 29, 2005. They had two beautiful daughters together, Avery (12) and Alivia (8). They made their home in Fargo until 2012 when they then moved to Bismarck.
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, Bismarck; mother, Alice (Chip) Barker, Fargo; brother, Ryan (Carissa) Bosch, West Fargo; in-laws, Dave (Cindy) Holaday, West Fargo; brother-in-law, Kristopher (Erica) Holaday, Eagan, Minn.; sister-in-law, Jessica Holaday (Andrew), Miami, Fla.; niece and nephews, Carly and Quinn Bosch and Huxley and Lincoln Holaday and many aunts, uncles and cousins who loved him dearly.
He was preceded in death by his father, Tim Bosch; and grandparents, Joe and Stephina Bosch and Albert and Pauline Pischel.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center in Fargo, with a prayer service to follow at 7 p.m. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo, with a visitation one hour prior. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Fargo.
The family would like to extend their love and thanks for the excellent care that was provided at Sanford Medical Center, Bismarck, 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 are preferred to the Bismarck Vet Center.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home. To sign the online guest book, visit www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.