Martin J. Bosse, 79, formerly of Jefferson, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, at Wakonda Heritage Manor in Wakonda, SD.

Martin Bosse

Martin Bosse

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Jefferson, SD with visitation one hour prior.

Christy-Smith Funeral Homes, Morningside Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

Martin Joseph Bosse, the son of Martin and Margaret (Curran) Bosse was born Jan. 11, 1942, Sioux City. He graduated from Bishop Heelan High School in 1960. He then went to work for his father at Bosse Oil and later owned the company until 1998.

On Feb. 1, 1964, Mr. Bosse married Virgene Mollet. He was a member of the 185th Air National Guard Unit from 1963 to 1969 and was called to active duty from 1968 to 1969.

Mr. Bosse was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce. He enjoyed fishing and golfing.

He is survived by his children, Theresa (Jeff) VerSteeg of Estherville, IA, Gregg (Lori) Bosse of Jefferson, Ann Truhe of Elk Point and Joseph (Jessica) Bosse of Meckling, SD; four grandchildren, Alicia, Haley and Brady Bosse and Audrey (Noah) Matson; a great-granddaughter, Marlee Kohler; his former wife, Virgene Bosse; and a sister, Peg Dailey.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son-in-law, James Truhe; and a brother-in-law, Richard Dailey.