Bernard (1917 - 1940)
----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wisconsin) 09/26/1940
Boss, Bernard (20 Feb. 1917 - 23 Sept. 1940)
Bernard Boss, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Boss, was fatally injured Sunday evening, when the motorcycle he was riding collided with an automobile at Fort Lewis, Washington. He was taken to the station hospital where death came Monday morning at 8:45 resulting from a cerebral hemorrhage following an operation on a fractured leg received in the accident.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Boss, five brothers, Ernest, Earl, Victor, Robert, Vernon, and three sisters, Lenore, Violet and Ruth, all at home.
Bernard was a member of the 89th Reconnaissance Squadron at McChord Field, Fort Lewis. Internment will be made there.
----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wisconsin) 10/03/1940
A military funeral was conducted for Bernard Boss, who died Monday following a motor cycle accident, on Thursday, Sept. 26th, at Fort Lewis, Washington, where internment was made. Herbert Boss, uncle of the deceased, of Walla Walla, Wash., attended the rites.
Bernard Boss was born to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Boss in Abbotsford, Feb. 20, 1917. He was a member of the graduating class of the Abbotsford high school, year of ’34. He was also a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, having been confirmed in that church in 1930.
Following graduation Bernard assisted his father on the farm just north of here until he was 21 years old. For a few months he was employed in Iowa and then enlisted in the air corps. He was sent to Fort Lewis, Wash., later being transferred to Glendale, Calif. In July of this year he was again stationed at Fort Lewis where he was a member of the 89th Reconnaissance Squadron at McChord Field.
He is survived by his parents, five brothers and three sisters.
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