A memorial service celebrating his life will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at the Geneseo Evangelical Free Church. The Rev. Greg Chenowith and the Rev. Dick Van Dyke will officiate. Visitation for Charles will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Geneseo Chapel of Vandemore Funeral Homes and Cremation Services. Inurnment will be at the Sharon Cemetery, Erie. Per his request, cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be left to the Charles "Chuck" Bos Memorial Fund.
Charles was born on July 23, 1929, in Garden Plain, Ill., to Clarence and Grace Heun Bos. On Dec. 24, 1949, he was united in marriage to Georgia Glee Luecke in Newton Township, Ill. Chuck had been a lifetime farmer in Erie and rural Geneseo, farming in Geneseo for 50 years.
Chuck was an active member of the Geneseo Evangelical Free Church as well as the Antique Engine and Tractor Association, and the Henry County Farm Bureau. He was involved with United Marriage Encounter Group, Stevens Ministry, Lay Witness Mission as well as pastoring and Bible study groups at the local nursing homes. He volunteered for the Red Cross Blood Drive for many years. Chuck was an avid and accomplished woodworker and enjoyed camping.
Charles is survived by his wife, Glee; two sons, Charles L. (Diane) Bos, Geneseo, Kevin (Karen) Bos, Geneseo; three daughters, Merry (Greg) VanMeenen, Geneseo, Cheryl (Butch) DeSplinter, Indianapolis, Ind., Sandra (Gregg) Schwartz, Ambler, Pa.; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Robert, Bill and Peter.
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