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William H. "Bill" Bosanco

William H. "Bill" Bosanco, age 59, of Philip, died Thursday, December 7, 2006, in Kadoka, SD.

Memorial services were held Tuesday, December 12, at the Open Bible Church in Midland, with Pastor Randy Ellendorf officiating.

Music was provided by Marlis Doud, organist, with congregational hymns. Ushers were Tim Haerer and Rodney Schnee.

Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery, Philip.

William H. Bosanco, better known as Bill to his family and friends, was born May 12, 1947, in Philip, SD, the son of Robert and Dorothy (Haerer) Bosanco. The family lived on the William and Ruby Haerer Ranch in the Plum Creek area. He received his education at the Plum Creek rural school. As a young man he worked for Gene Armstrong for about 10 years.

Bill was united in marriage to Dawn Johnson and to this union were born two children, Jessie and Tiffany. Bill later worked on a combine crew from North Dakota. Due to health reasons he moved back to the Philip-Kadoka area, where he worked as a ranch hand for the Buster Peterson Ranch.

Bill was a member of the Open Bible Church in Midland.

Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Bosanco of Philip; a son, Jessie Bosanco of Rapid City, a daughter, Tiffany Bosanco of Rapid City; a sister, Judy Millage and her husband, Joe, of Philip; three brothers, Joe Bosanco of Madison, SD, Frank Bosanco and his wife, Tonia, of Lehigh Acres, FL, and Tom Bosanco of Philip; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his father, Robert Bosanco; and one brother, Gary Bosanco.

A memorial has been established. Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.

Written tributes may be made at www.rushfuneralhome.com