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Verna Bossen, of Cambridge, formerly of Bovey, MN passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Gracepoint Crossing in Cambridge. She was 95 years old.

PUBLIC VISITATION will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora.

A private Family Service will be held 

Memorials are preferred to the Optage Hospice Program (Optagehospice.org) or the MN Conservation Volunteer (https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/)

PLEASE NOTE: Due to CDC recommendations, FACE MASKS are REQUIRED at the services for Verna. Being aware of the need to keep social distance, and not coming if you are sick or at risk (e.g. elderly, immune-compromised) will help protect everyone

Verna Bossen passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at GracePointe Crossing in Cambridge, Minnesota at the age of 95.

Verna was born on August 14, 1925 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. She was the only child of Warren E. and Adelia A. Poppe. She grew up on her beloved homestead on the shores of Twin Lakes in rural Itasca County. She attended the local schools and graduated from Coleraine High School in 1943. She continued her education at Itasca Junior College and then the University of Minnesota at St. Paul. She graduated with a degree in Home Economics in 1947.

Following graduation, she accepted a position as 4-H Agent in Kanabec County. During this time, she met a poultry farmer by the name of Marvin Bossen. They were married in 1950 and she joined her husband as well as brother and sister-in-law, Edwin & Lila Bossen, in the operation of the Bossen Bros Poultry Farm in Ann Lake Township.

Verna and Marvin became the parents of four children: Vernon Henry, Mary Frances, Paul Warren, & Roy Marvin. In 1969, she lost her husband to cancer. Following his death, she remained on the poultry farm that was now operated by her son Vern until about 1980. With her children now grown, she returned to her childhood home where she lived until failing health at the age of 89.

Verna enjoyed her family and Twin Lakes neighborhood history. Her grandfather was a logger from Wisconsin who followed the logging to Itasca County in Minnesota in the late 1890’s. He later settled on the Twin Lakes homestead that Verna came to love. Over the years, she kept in touch with her distant relatives and neighbors. She was also very proud of her 4-H years and continued with an Extension Club in her Twin Lakes neighborhood. She was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ogilvie, Minnesota for many years and later the Grace Lutheran Church in Marble, Minnesota.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Marvin, and daughters-in-law, Susie Ann (Jackson) Bossen and Toni Sanden.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Vern Bossen, Mary (Rolland) Adkins, Paul (Marlys) Bossen, and Roy (Kim) Bossen; grandchildren, Bonnie Bossen, Jackson Bossen, Alison (Joel) Dahlin, Alicia (Kurt) Peterson, Alaina (Josh) Jones, Amanda Bossen, Bryce Bossen, Chris Adkins, Allison (Heath) Garey; 10 great grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.

10 thoughts on “VERNA L. BOSSEN”

  1. Vern,I was so sad to hear about your mom passing away. Hope you are well. I know it is hard to lose a parent no matter how old they are. Wes and Sharon Hohn

  2. Mary & family…
    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I know my folks and your folks were friends for many years, & we got our eggs from your chicken farm.

  3. Jean Black Markl
    Many of us were blessed with her friendship over the years. She loved sharing memories of her years at Twin Lakes and Ann Lake. After being at the Care Centers in Grand Rapids, Braham and then at Cambridge, she had many more stories to share. We will miss our visits with her and cherish those enjoyable times. May the family find comfort knowing she is now at peace.

  4. Joann and Jim Papke
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Verna. We have recently moved to the South Twin Lake cul-de-sac, and have had the pleasure of meeting Paul, Marlys and their extended family. We want them to know we are holding them in our hearts during this time of saying good bye to Verna, and also sending condolences to the rest of her family. A South Twin area neighbor shared his copy of the History book that Verna wrote and published, from reading that and hearing stories from Paul and Marlys, we have a mental picture of a strong lady that was a leader in her community. We did not have the pleasure of meeting her, but through stories and her printed history, long live the memory of Verna Poppe Bossen.

  5. Dear Paul, Marlys, Alison, Alicia, Alaina, Amanda and Bossen family.
    Me and my family want to send you a big hug from Ecuador to your heart.
    We pray for Verna’s peace and joy now close to God.
    Love you always,

  6. Dear family,
    Verna and I shared many interesting and fun times. She was a constant in my life since I was a little girl. She had an amazing mind, knew all the history of the Twin Lakes/Bovey area and the many families that lived there. I’ll always remember our time together.
    God speed, Verna.

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