Margaret Pauline Bosma

Died: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017


12:30 PM to 2:00 PM, Sun., Nov. 12, 2017
Location: Singleton Mortuary

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Nov. 12, 2017
Location: Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center

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Margaret Pauline Bosma slipped gently into her Heavenly Father’s arms on November 2, 2017 after 95 years of life, faith and service. She was born May 7, 1922 in Colorado Springs, Colorado to Hans and Julia Hagge and graduated from Colorado Springs High School and Blair Business College. She was employed as a bookkeeper by the First National Bank in Colorado Springs when she met her husband, Capt. Charles Bosma, before he shipped overseas to the European Theater. When he returned from the service they were married and moved to Beech Grove, Indiana to begin a life focused on family, public service and the family business, Bosma Dairy. Margaret obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in education from Indiana Central and had a 30 year career as a Kindergarten teacher for Emmaus Lutheran and Lutheran Memorial Schools. She cherished her years of teaching, and was also an active volunteer with the St. Francis Hospital Center Auxiliary, Emmaus Lutheran Church Ladies Guild, the Lutheran Child and Family Services Auxiliary and the State Assembly Women’s Club. She served on numerous charitable boards including the Indiana Public Health Foundation and Lutheran Child and Family Services. Her husband, the late Senator Charles Bosma, passed in 1983 and a daughter, Janice Bosma, passed in 2015. Margaret is survived by two children, Rhonda Harries (Tom) and Brian Bosma (Cheryl) and her beloved grandchildren Benjamin (Sarah), Theodore and Abigail Harries, Allison and Christopher (Katherine) Bosma and her great granddaughter, Isabelle Harries.

A celebration of Margaret’s life will take place on Sunday November 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 7602 Madison Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46227, with visitation from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. at the mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Charles E. Bosma Legacy Fund with the Bosma Visionary Opportunities Foundation, 6270 Corporate Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

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Jim and Ann Sawyer
   Posted Fri November 10, 2017
Bosma Family,
We were saddened to hear of Marge's death. She touched so many lives with her kindness, strength, and commitment in all that she did. She was a loving friend to our mother, Irma Sawyer, and cherished her role as a wife and mother to her family. May your fondest memories give you the strength to deal with the loss of this grand lady. May she rest in peace.
Fondly, Jim and Ann Sawyer

Tom Sawyer
   Posted Fri November 10, 2017
Marge was a mainstay at Emmaus for years, and a good friend of my mother. At 95 she could look back and remember a full life, and look forward to meeting the Lord. Peace to you and your family.

Marcella J. Taylor
   Posted Fri November 10, 2017
Brian, I offer you my deepest sympathy at this time. What a beautiful obituary for your mother. She lived a remarkable life of 95 years during which she and you father laid the foundation for a strong public-service-oriented family. You must have many warm memories of her and gratitude for her. Though gone from your sight, she will live in your hearts forever.
Sincerely, Marcella J. Taylor

Glenda Dennison
   Posted Fri November 10, 2017
I met Margaret over twenty years ago at St. Francis Hospital. I was the Volunteer Coordinator and she came in once a week to Volunteer as our Receptionist. She was always a beautiful lady inside and out taking her responsibilities seriously. I loved our conversations about her late husbands career and how proud she was of her children & their families. I will always love Margaret Bosma

Kenneth & Carol Kettler
   Posted Sat November 11, 2017
Since we won't be able to attend the service for Marge, we wanted to tell you
how much we loved Marge. My last two kids had her for kindergarten at the
school. She gave our son a test to see if he was right or left handed. Tuned
out he was a little of both. Both of my kids remembered her and wanted to tell you how sorry we all of her demise.

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