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Marie Emma Bosshart

September 29, 1923 — January 29, 2017

Marie Emma (Swanson) Bosshart passed peacefully at Truman Senior Living on January 29, 2017, at the age of 93, surrounded by her family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Marie at 11AM on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Fairmont, MN. Visitation will be from 5-7PM on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Zaharia Family Funeral Home in Truman, MN and one hour prior to the service. Web tributes may be left at www.zahariafamilyfuneral.com. Marie was born to George and Anna Swanson on September 29, 1923, in Clear Lake, Wisconsin. She graduated from Clear Lake High School. On December 27, 1945, she married Gene (Walter) Bosshart. Marie and Gene made their home in Clear Lake and Boyceville, Wisconsin before moving to Truman, Minnesota in 1949. Together they were blessed with seven children. Marie was a very strong person who cherished home life, her faith, and her family. She was a charter member of Saint Katherine’s Parish and was one of the first members to help establish the Saint Katherine’s Church in Truman. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Marie and Gene were known for their large garden and hobby farm. She always had something growing and something to give away. Her quick-witted sense of humor will be forever remembered by those who loved her. She never had a harsh word for anyone and always offered a strong shoulder to lean on. She relished in the grandchildren with all their accomplishments in school and sports and loved to hear their stories and see their drawings and pictures. Marie is survived by her seven children - RoseMary Kasten, Carl (Kathy) Bosshart, Kathy (Tom) Jorgensen, Barbara Martinson, George (Debra) Bosshart, Chuck (Sun) Bosshart, and Alan Bosshart; 19 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; sister Evelyn Berends; very special sister-in-law Nancy Bosshart; nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends. Marie was preceded in death by her parents; husband Gene; brothers Norman Swanson, Albert (Bud) Swanson, Kenneth Swanson; sisters Anna May Olufson, Margaret Strate, infant sister Mildred; infant granddaughter Patricia Kasten; infant great-grandson Bryan Dale Charlet; and son-in-law Duane Kasten.
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