James Lee “Jimmy” Bosch, 65, of Hays, Kansas, died on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at the Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas.
Jimmy was born on November 15, 1956, in Russell, Kansas, the son of John Edward, Sr. and Gwendolyn LaRue (Briley) Bosch. He grew up in Gorham, Kansas, and graduated from Gorham High School. He was born with a disability and attended a special school in Wichita for several years. He was raised on the family farm and helped out as much as he was able. His disability prevented him from having a conventional job but he always considered himself a farmer and enjoyed running the tractor. He lived in Wichita, Gorham and Hays, spending the last 12 years in Hays, Kansas at the Via Christie Village. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and tending to the family farm, as well as watching Kansas University Jayhawk basketball, Kansas City Chiefs football and Kansas City Royals baseball. Most of all he enjoyed getting together and spending quality time with his family and friends.
Surviving family include his brother John Bosch, Jr. and wife Nancy; nephew and niece Nathan and Amy Bosch all of Austin, Texas and longtime caregiver Barbara Schmitt of Gorham, Kansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents and infant sister Debra Diane Bosch.
A memorial service to celebrate Jimmy’s life will be held at 10 A.M. on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at the Gorham Community Church in Gorham, Kansas. A private family graveside service will be held at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Gorham, Kansas. Family will greet guests the day of the service at the church. Memorials may be given to the Gorham Community Park c/o Gorham Community Development Association * P.O. Box 65 * Gorham, Kansas 67640. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas, is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.