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Eldon G. Bose, 83

Eldon G. Bose, age 83, of Lenox, died on July 14, 2023 at home. A Celebration of Life memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2023 at the United Presbyterian Church in Lenox, Iowa. Pastor Tim Maxa will officiate. Private burial will be at North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox. Memorials may be made to the Lenox United Presbyterian Church, Lenox Public Library or Lenox Ambulance. The family plans to make a donation in his memory to the Cocopah RV and Golf Resort Doggie Patch. Online condolences may be left at Arrangements entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox where we ‘Celebrate Life.’
Eldon Gene Bose was born on March 23, 1940, to Elmer and Esther (Zabel) Bose in Smith Center, KS. The family moved from Athol, KS to Lenox, IA in 1954. Eldon graduated from Lenox High School in 1958. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served on the U.S.S. Guadalupe from 1958 to 1962.
On August 18, 1963, Eldon united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Nancy Wynn, at the United Presbyterian Church in Lenox. He attended American Institute of Business (AIB) and Drake University to study business. He worked in banking/finance though out his life. He served as Taylor County, Iowa Magistrate in the late 1980’s.
Eldon and Nancy adopted, Mike in 1965, Mendy in 1968 and Marla in 1971. He enjoyed attending their school activities and sporting events. He loved being a grandpa and spending time playing cards and games with the grandchildren.
In his free time, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing and raising livestock. He had probably watched every western show and movie ever made. John Wayne movies were his favorite. He loved a good joke and had a special talent of writing funny poems for life events.
He was active in the community as member of Lenox City Council, Lenox Zoning Commission Board, Lenox Homes, Inc. Board, Lenox Centennial Planning Committee, Lenox Commercial Club officer, United Presbyterian Church trustee, Lenox Jaycee’s officer and Lenox American Legion.He is survived by his wife, Nancy Bose, of Lenox. Son, Mike (Dorrie) Bose of Washington, IA; daughter, Mendy (Scott) Abell of Cromwell, IA; daughter, Marla (Marvin) McFarland of Afton, IA. Grandchildren: Randy (Corina) Bose, Jesse Bose, Jenna Bose, Ashlee Bose. Garrett Abell, Ericka (Alex) Tamerius. Eldon was looking forward to meeting his great grandchild, Baby Boy Tamerius due in January 2024. Step Grandchild, Adam (Calrissa) McFarland and step great grandchildren: Weston and Wylee McFarland. His sister, Janice (Jeff) Felton of Cheyenne, WY; sister-in-Law, Linda (Jim) Rice of Lenox, IA and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
We will cherish Eldon’s memory in our hearts.
May he be at peace in God’s loving care.

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