AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Antonio Bosquez, of Mora, formerly of Minneapolis, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2019 in LaPorte, MN. He was 87 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 15, 2019 at the Grace Lutheran Church in Mora with Rev. Paul Lutter officiating.
VISITATION will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora; as well as one hour prior to the service on Monday.
INTERMENT will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Antonio Bosquez of Mora, formerly of Minneapolis, passed away Sunday April 7, 2019 while staying at his daughters’ home in LaPorte, Minnesota. He was 87 years old.
Tony was born September 3, 1931 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Concepcion and Maria (Gutierres) Bosquez. He attended Seward/Longfellow elementary and middle schools and South High school. As a young man, Tony worked first on a paper route, then in a shoe repair shop, and later at Flower City in the metal bending and cutting area. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1952 and was trained in computers of that era to service the anti-aircraft guns on the east side of South Korea. He served his country through the end of the Korean War and was discharged in January of 1954.
Tony met the love of his life, his soul mate, Clara Hill while in high school. They were united in marriage on July 3, 1954. Tony studied to become an electrician and worked as a foreman for the majority of his career. He was employed by Kvalsten Electric and Hayes contracting. In later years he worked in electrical maintenance for Daytons. He was a member of the IBEW union throughout his career.
Tony’s hobbies and passions were camping with his family, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and bowling. He was accomplished at most all he endeavored. Tony loved children and had an ease in handling babies and a temperament that appealed to them. Prior to his wife Clara passing in 2003, they enjoyed trips throughout the United States. His last years were spent living with his daughter Linnea and son-in-law Bruce Haasken and hobby farming. He enjoyed driving a tractor in whatever application was required. He is loved and will be missed, but also greatly appreciated as the gift God made and gave to us.
He was preceded in death by his parents Concepcion and Maria, loving wife Clara, and his three brothers Salome, Robert, and Paul.
Tony is survived by His children, Linnea (Bruce) Haasken, Therese (Mark) Adams, Anthony (Trish) Bosquez, and Rebecca Bosquez; grandchildren, Terese, Bryce, Steven, Jesse, Matthew, Nicholas, Melissa, Christopher, Bridgette, Kristen, and Andrew; 17 ¾ great-grandchildren; his sisters, Lupe Brummer, M. Ruth (Don) Olson; brothers, Trib (Betty) Bosquez, Andy Bosquez, and John (Vee) Bosquez; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.