BLAIRSTOWN – Lee E. Bossom, 83, of Blairstown, IA formerly of Quasqueton, IA, died of Coronavirus on Sunday April 5, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids, IA.
Lee was born on April 20, 1936 on the family farm in rural Plainfield, IA. The son of Howard E. and Margaret F. (Bryhl) Bossom, he was a graduate of Plainfield High School. He attended courses at Wartburg College and University of Wisconsin School of Banking. On January 31, 1970, Lee married Carol Ann Moroney at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Monti, IA. They made their home in Walker, Winthrop, and Quasqueton, Iowa where he worked for many years as a banker. In 1994, Lee and Carol Ann owned and operated Bossom’s Quasky Mart, and later purchased the Bossom’s of Ryan Mart. He and Carol Ann briefly lived in Seattle and moved to Blairstown in 2016.
Lee loved and was an active member of his communities. He was elected as the Mayor of Quasqueton in 2002 and served until 2012. Lee was a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus member. More recently, Lee was a member of the Blairstown City Council. He was also a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Blairstown. He will be missed by many.
He is survived by his wife of fifty years Carol Ann Bossom, Blairstown, IA, his three children; Larry Bossom, Chicago, IL, Janet (Joseph) Niebuhr, Blairstown, IA, and Steven (Jennifer) Bossom, Covington, WA, his four grandchildren; Maggie and Eddie Niebuhr, and Amelia and Addyson Bossom, a sister Dorothy Norton, Florissant, MO, and many nieces and nephews.
Lee is preceded in death by his parents, a sister Elna Hazelwood, and two brothers, John and Elmer Bossom.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic a Memorial Service will be held at a later date. The Reiff Family Center – Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.
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