In Memory of

Louis A. Bosso II

June 9, 1929 - March 30, 2024


Louis A. Bosso II, 94, passed away peacefully at home on March 30th in Lee’s Summit, MO

Louis was born June 9th, 1929 in St. Louis, MO.  He attended Cleveland High School in South St. Louis.  He was a member of the champion rifle team and was best male vocal and played the piano beautifully.   Lou then went to S&T in Rolla and The University of Missouri at Columbia, where he received his bachelor’s degree in economics.  He received his Masters of Business Administration from Central Missouri State in Warrensburg.

He married Marilyn Barron in 1952.  He joined the Coast Guard shortly afterwards where he was a pilot involved with search and rescue. He was active duty followed by the reserves for a 24-year career, reaching the rank of Commander.  After service he went to work at Ralston Purina in Kansas City.   He then worked for St. Mary’s Hospital in Kansas City, was a professor of business at Central Missouri State and ended his career at the U.S. General Services Administration in Kansas City.

Lou and Marilyn lived in Raytown for over 40 years before moving to Lee’s Summit in 2003.

Lou loved planes, trains, and automobiles   He restored a 1930 Model A Ford and a 1939 Cadillac.   He was a 50 year member of the Heart of America Model A Ford Club and longtime member of the Cadillac Club of Kansas City, The Raytown Republican Club, The Ancient Order of the Pterodactyl, 48 year member of The American Legion Post #189 in Lee’s Summit and was a 4th Degree member of The Knights of Columbus Council #6819 in Lee’s Summit. He was also active in Boy Scouts and a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say.

He was an avid collector of all things and loved a good estate sale.  Both Lou and Marilyn were avid bridge players for many years.  Lou was very well known and loved by many in the area.  He would always stop to say hello and ask how you were doing.  He enjoyed a good fireworks show and loved being a grandpa.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years and their three children, Daniel Bosso (Melissa) of Atlanta, David Bosso of Springfield, and Lisa Houston (Rick) of Lee’s Summit, as well as grandchildren Sarah, Lauren, Meredith, Trevor, Grace and Miles and great grandchildren Zoe and Tyler.

Lou, Dad and Grandpa   Good Night and Sleep Tight, we love you.

Services will be held at Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church in Lee’s Summit on Monday April 8, 2024, visitation at 11am followed by noon mass and internment at Mt Olivet in Raytown.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Coast Guard Foundation.

Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


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I did not know Lou, but I know his daughter Lisa and grandson Trevor, and judging from what I know of them, he made his mark on the world, for the good. Rest peacefully–you have earned it.

Lou was a wonderful, kind, friendly man. His and Marilyn’s support of bridge was a marvelous help to me as I was starting my bridge teaching and directing career.

Dear Marilyn and family….my deepest sympathy to all of you for the loss of Lou. He was a special man in all ways and I know how awful it is to lose someone like that. It was amazing that you were married ALL those years and I know you both enjoyed each other tremendously! I wish I could be there for his service but I have something at the same time that I cannot cancel. I am still having an awful time with missing my Joe (7 months this week) but I trust I will be better in time with the grace of God. Love and Prayers to you and strength to carry on in his honor…..Norma Herring

Lisa and family . Paul and I are so sorry to see the passing of your Dad. What a wonderful man and we have so many stories of his visits to the jewelry store throughout the years.

May peace and comfort be upon you all.

Rest in peace Mr Bosso

Valerie and Paul Dodds

Marilyn, so sorry for your loss! Lou was obviously a remarkable guy! I met him a few times at Food Service Assoc. events. 71 years together is monumental!! Thinking of you!

Lou, I truly enjoyed our reminiscing of your younger life. You told many stories of your father. You were an encyclopedia of knowledge. And your memory was the star of our conversations. There’s not a plane, jet, boat or ship you didn’t know about. I will miss you. Rest in peace my friend. For you now have your heavenly reward.


Monday, April 8, 2024
11:00 a.m.
Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church
130 NW Murray Rd
Lee's Summit, MO 64081


Monday, April 8, 2024
12:00 P.M.
Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church
130 NW Murray Road
Lee's Summit, MO 64081