To view Cornie's life tribute video, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser: https://vimeo.com/651664052/c665f92d6d
To view a livestream of Cornie's service, go to the Steen Church YouTube page or copy and paste the following link into your web browser: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe3pXv1xQAgGZBBbDkKQZ5A
Memorials may be directed to the Sanford Children's Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
CORNELIUS BOSCH was born on November 3, 1927, to Dick and Dena (Hoff) Bosch. He grew up in Steen, Minnesota and graduated from Hills High School in 1945. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army. He was sent to Fort McCallum for basic training and served overseas in the Philippines until his honorable discharge in April of 1947. He attended college in Brookings, South Dakota. Later that year he took a job at John Morrell’s in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. On February 23, 1950, Cornie married the love of his life, Darlene Rozeboom. The couple lived east of Steen until completion of their permanent home in Steen where they raised their five children. Cornie continued working at John Morrell in management until he retired in February 1989. Following retirement, the couple enjoyed spending time with their family and traveling with the Prime Timers. In 2002, they moved to Luverne, Minnesota where they lived until moving in 2017, when they became residents at Bethany Meadows in Brandon, South Dakota. On Friday, November 26, 2021, while at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, Cornie went to be with his Lord at the age of 94 years and 23 days.
Throughout his entire life, Cornie’s unwavering faith in God was his foundation. Cornie believed in hard work, being good to others and staying true to himself. His children and grandchildren fondly remember him saying, “two wrongs don’t make a right”. He was a life-time member of Steen Reformed Church, serving as Deacon and Elder, as well as many committees. Cornie loved to attend gospel concerts. In addition to serving as Steen town clerk, he also served on the Steen and Hills Beaver Creek school boards. He enjoyed all sports (especially Minnesota Twins baseball, Minnesota Vikings football and Minnesota Gopher football). Cornie enjoyed attending his children and grandchildren’s sports events. Cornie was a dedicated fan of the Florida Gators girls’ softball team where his son, Mike, coaches.
Cornie is lovingly remembered by his wife, Darlene Bosch of Brandon; children, Larry (Janet) Bosch of Vero Beach, Florida, Colleen Bosch (Wayne Ystebo) of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, Nancy Hilbrands of Sioux Falls, David (Maria) Bosch of Tifton, Georgia, and Michael (Ellen) Bosch of Gainesville, Florida; 14 grandchildren, Adam, Clinton, Aaron, Moreen, James, Jeremy, Nathan, Nicole, Nolan, Rebecca, Matthew, Kendall, Carsten and Jacob; 18 great-grandchildren; and sister, Gertrude Hup of Hills. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dick and Dena Bosch; brother, Dries Bosch; sister, Betty Boeve; four infant siblings; sister in-law, Laura May Bosch; and brothers-in-law, Dick Hup and Edwin Boeve.