Harlen Ray Bosch
Nov 25, 1934 – Sep 7, 2016
Harlen Ray Bosch died in his sleep at Swedish Hospital in Seattle on September 7, 2016 at the age of 81.
Harlen is survived by his wife of 60 years Margaret Bosch (Lindsay) and sons Brian and Lindsay along with his brothers Merlin, Gary, and Doug. He is preceded in death by his father George, mother Emma, brothers Harvey, Rholand, Dean and sister Shirley.
Harlen was born November 25, 1934 in Akaska, South Dakota and moved with his family to Seattle (South Park) in 1942. He graduated from Cleveland High School in 1952 and married Margaret Lindsay June 30, 1956. While living in West Seattle, Harlen and Margaret had their first son Brian, February 4, 1960. Subsequent to having their second son Lindsay on January 18, 1967, Harlen and family moved to Kent, WA where he resided until his death. During those years, Harlen was primarily employed with Sears & Roebuck (35 years) and retired from Boeing in 2003 after 16 years of employment working as a machinist.
Harlen was dearly loved by many and will be sorely missed.
Flowers may be sent to the Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial Funeral Home or, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either:
Seattle Children's Hospital: http://www.seattlechildrens.org/ways-to-help/donate/
Seattle Humane Society: http://www.seattlehumane.org/donate/donate-now
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