Lori Ann (Anderson) Bosley, age 59 of Slater, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2022 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 3:00 pm at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Altoona. Burial will be at the Colfax Cemetery following. Visitation for Lori will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm also at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family and will be decided on at a later date. Condolences may be left for the family at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com
The daughter of Larry and Elaine (Buenting) Anderson, Lori was born on February 19, 1963, in Ft. Dodge, Iowa. She graduated from Dayton High School and went on to receive her Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations from the University of Northern Iowa. On August 2, 1997, she was united in marriage to Jack Bosley in Altoona. Lori worked as a property manager, most recently at North Grand Mall in Ames. Lori was an outdoors kind of gal. She loved to run, hike, kayak and garden. She also loved the Iowa State Cyclones and going to the Iowa State Fair. Most of all though, she loved her family and her God.
Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Jack; step children, Jacki Bosley, John (Erin) Bosley, and Shane (Jodi) Bosley; two grandchildren, Cole and Lyla; her parents, Larry and Elaine Anderson; and her siblings, Richard (Kathy) Anderson, Susan (Todd) Johnson, Glenda (Walter) Heller, and Rachel (Ben) Haub. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, and friends. Preceding Lori in death was her brother, Ross Anderson and two nieces and a nephew.
Lori's Funeral Service:
"So sorry to hear of Lori's death. She was always so lively and happy.
My junior year in high school, she always invited me to Fort Dodge to dinner and a movie every Friday during basketball season along with Mark Schliff, my brother Kelly and Schelia Hufford. I was a year younger and glad they let me come along. Lots of laughs on those trips.
When Lori was a senior, she decided to skip basketball and go out for cheerleading, though the team surely could have used her height and speed in the guard court. Anyway, she persuaded me to join, too. We had a great time at all the games.
One thing I remember about Lori is the low, throaty laugh she sometimes exhibited. Slightly evil, but I liked it.
God be with you Larry, Elaine, Richard, Susan, Glenda and Rachel. You have had to endure too much. "
"Good bye sister Lori. I forever miss you!
? the purple coffin
Covered with flowers and ribbon
Hush, hush, the chilling wind,
Sister Lori just is peacefully
The fragrant of the mother earth
Her face, her hands, and that painless body
so comforting, sunk in
? deeply as sister Lori is resting
..the purple coffin
Carries my tears and inflates my pain
But I still am grateful to you
as you guard sister Lori,
On her way to Heaven
The fragrant of our mother earth
Please ease my pain
Whispering words of comfort
Hoping one day, I can tell the story of Lori
Only with a glass of champagne
"She was such a special person, I will miss her bubbly personality and kindness. She truly was a one of kind. I am sure your heart is breaking, as is the rest of us left behind. I was looking forward to some summer parties she was already planning and talking about. Sending our love and prayers."
"LeAnn from Waterloo---- I am truly struggling for words as I begin this. A week ago when I was there to see you in hospice we knew you were in the last days but it was hard to believe it was really happening. I always said ( from my own cancer experience) until it's time to boo-boo we're not going to do that because then we're wasting a good day by making yourself sad/mad/anxious etc. Never did I believe you would not come roaring back to health. But here we are...time to boo-boo. I say goodbye (for now) to my dear best friend. We met freshman year at UNI, you from small town Dayton and me from Waterloo. We taught each other both are great places. So much life experience we shared these 40+ years each memory leading to another. I will hold them close. I will let the tears fall. But I know we will surely see each other again when my time comes. Until then let your joy shine in heaven. I love you babe. Much love to Jack, Larry & Elaine, Susan, Glenda, Rachel, and Richard."
"Jack we are so sorry to hear about your loss gene and I send our prayers"
"Dear dear Lori, the Lord certainly works in mysterious ways. I still don't understand what happened but I cherish our times together. You always made an effort to see me when I was in the states. We have laughed so hard we couldn't breath. I'll never forget the excitement during our first trip to Vegas and one of us won something on a slot machine. Music played, coins dropped on metal trays, you were jumping up and down screaming. Your story telling is hilarious. I cannot eat a salad without inspecting it first. You have friends from every turn in your life, constantly making new friends. Your love for Jack, your family and God are so beautiful. You are amazing. I love you. I miss you. You will always be in my heart. Love to Jack, the Bosley family and your entire Anderson family. "
"Lori was always so kind to our family. She always checked in with us when we saw her at church. She was always asking after our girls and engaging them in conversation. She had such a big heart. And, of course, we aways looked forward to going to her house on Halloween. She brought joy to this world and our family is very thankful for her life.?Anders, Jen, Nora, and Nelle"
"Lori made everything special & lived and loved with her whole heart. She would get so excited about everything going on around town & you couldn't help but smile. She loved Slater and never knew a stranger, Christmas on Main or the 4th of July, Lori was front and center. She told great stories too & always had one. One that comes to mind is finding a live frog in her salad. Only Lori! She lived in awe and wonder. When faced with a cancer diagnosis, she told me many times, "Now, don't worry." They say there are no tears in Heaven but we have plenty here. I can just imagine her running on streets of gold with Star, Bear & puppy Harley saying "This is so awesome!" Our neighborhood isn't quite so bright right now. Lori had a gift of pulling people together like no other. She made a difference and is so missed.
"Lori - This is your adopted sister Ying. My English is not that great and I am one year younger than you but I only really learned English for 35 years. My poem is not going to be that smooth but it is written with tears and love for you and to you. I miss you so much!
On April 29th
Lord called your name - Lori
On a sad rainy day?
He said your earth time is up
You earned all the glory
With moon dust hair and eyes of blue
You will be the prettiest Angel
I long to be with you, flew...
You have wings now and you are free
From all the early worries
I selfishly want to keep you here
With me to share our ordinary day
I weep for your departure
the sad and emptiness hit me suddenly
My body gets cold
my breath gets sallow
I struggle to scream
.. only hear the sound of tears
for missing sister Lori
Why am I angry?
I am just missing you...
May I ask my dear Lord
in such a hurry?
Why Not have her here
With me for one more day?
"Lori was a wonderful, caring person. When I was recovering from my health issues, Lori thought of me and sent me cards several times. Her words encouraged me and helped me keep going. I will never forget the love and care that she shared with everyone that she met. "
"I haven't seen Lori in years but remember her from High school. My condolences to her family and friends. May God give you peace and comfort at this difficult time."
"Dear Lori, this is your "twin sister" Ying who is writing to you. We always fought about who adopted whom in this twin sister arrangement, as we do not look like each other at all. I am Chinese with black hair and brown eyes, you, the big red curly hair and blue eyes? I call you the minority! On top of that, I never told you this, but your beautiful freckles are perfect with your sweet smiles. I miss you so much already. Just for that blue eye of yours, you should hang on with me for a little longer to see more about the world.
You and I can do a book together. I will write you in my books.
I am so tired since you left, and I could not think straight, and I am disoriented. I weep at odd times, and I laugh when I watch our funny videos, at that moment, as if this is all a bad dream.
I was so sure you will come out of hospice. I was not even afraid of you moving to hospice as I just did not prepare for your final time on earth. I wish to have spent more time with you. I miss you!
I will not forget Jack and I will check him up for you from time to time. I will not forget your mom and dad and I will write to them and see them. I will plant a tree next to your little brother and have both of you be in mom and dad?s back yard blooming every spring.
I will organize the 5 miles walk that you did before God took you ? the last walk you did - to remember you this way every April 29th.
I will get together with people to honor you and make you known for the generations to come. You are not done here on earth yet. You are closer to me than ever! Hug sister. I love you!