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Mary Ellen Bosold

December 28, 1949 - July 27, 2022


Mary Ellen Bosold

December 28, 1949 - July 27, 2022


Obituary For Mary Ellen Bosold

Mary Ellen Bosold, age 72, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at Agrace Hospice surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 28, 1949, to Neil and Elizabeth (Togstad) Jimieson in Madison, Wisconsin. Mary married her high school sweetheart, Mike Bosold, on September 4, 1971. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2021.
After graduating from Edgewood High School, Mary earned her technical diploma from Madison Area Technical College as a medical assistant. She worked at Madison OB/GYN and Dean Urgent Care for many years. After the kids were older, Mary built a very successful career as a real estate agent, working for Stark Realty, Bunbury & Associates Realtors, and, most recently, First Weber Realtors. Mary enjoyed working for many years with her business partner, Yvonne Gern.
Grandma Mary adored her seven grandchildren and loved their trips to the zoo, school shopping outings, and birthday and holiday celebrations. Mary and Mike loved to travel and enjoyed many fun vacations, including several cruises, a trip to London in 2000, and many winter vacations to visit special relatives in Palm Desert, California. Mary and Mike were also avid UW Badgers fans and have been football season ticket holders for over 45 years. Many of those years were spent watching the Badgers with longtime friends Mike and Kathy Mentzer.
Mary is survived by her loving husband, Mike Bosold of Fitchburg, Wisconsin; their three wonderful children, Bridget (Chad) Koenig of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, Molly (Jon) Pfister of Waukesha, Wisconsin, and Brian (Colleen) Bosold of Plymouth, Minnesota; seven grandchildren: Ashleigh, Bella, and Brendan Koenig; Brooke and Alex Pfister; and Grace and Kira Bosold. Mary is also survived by her brother, Jim Jimieson; sister, Ann Sweeney, both of Madison, Wisconsin; sister-in-law, Sherry Jimieson of Fitchburg, Wisconsin; brothers-in-law, Dick (Margaret) Bosold of Huntley, Illinois; Tom (Sue) Bosold of Aurora, Colorado; and 12 very special nieces and nephews.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her oldest brother, John Jimieson; and brother-in-law, Tim Sweeney.
A special thank you to Mary’s dearest high school friends, also known as the FIPS—Kris Rogers, Coleen Flad, Stephanie Rettig, and the late Judy O’Brien. This group shared many laughs and tears over the years with Mary. The family appreciates all those who provided love and support to Mary and her family and spent time by Mary’s side in her last few months of life. The family would also like to thank the staff from Agrace Hospice, who provided wonderful care to Mary both in her home and at the Agrace residence, and Stephanie Clement for her assistance with Mary’s at-home care.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s name to Agrace Hospice or a charity of your choice.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 12, 2022, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, 401 S Owen Drive, Madison. A visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Thursday, August 11, 2022, at Ryan Funeral Home, 220 Enterprise Drive, Verona and again from 10:00 AM until the time of service at church. Interment will be held at Resurrection Cemetery.

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  • 08/10/2022

    I went to high school with Mary. She always had that big beautiful smile and a sense of joy that was infectious to be around. My sincere condolences to her family. Catherine Amato Fischer

  • 08/08/2022

    Mike my deepest sympathies to you and your family. What a great loss but know you must have many great memories from your years together. Remembering you and Mary most from our high school years and many reunions.and will always remember Mary's beautiful smile! May she Rest In Peace! Sue Schmelzer

  • 08/07/2022

    Mike, we are so sorry to read of Mary's passing. You are in our prayers. Ed and Julie Wrabetz.

  • 08/07/2022

    I was a Realtor and I had the pleasure of working with Mary. She was a delight and a bright star in our industry. Please except my sincere condolences on her passing. Ginny Clemens

  • 08/07/2022

    Dear Mike and family. My thoughts and prayers are for you. Mary was such a fun person, always laughing and enjoying life. So sorry for your loss. She was way too young to be taken from us. Love. Karen Smith.

  • 08/06/2022

    Mike and family, Our deepest condolences. I remember the fun times our kids had in our neighborhood backyard as they organized a circus in our backyard using our 9X12 Colemand tent. We had one of the greatest neighborhoods on Shawano Terrace. Peace to your family from Mike & Pat Plavcan 5214 Shawano Terrace. Good Luck to the BADGERS in 2022.

  • 08/06/2022

    My deepest sympathy for the family of Mary Ellen. I was in the same MA class at MATC. I remember her smiling face. Mary Ellen and Colleen were quite a pair. They were fun and always smiling. Prayers for you all. Janet (Ebert) Miller

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  • 08/04/2022

    Dear Mike and Family. I am so sorry about your loss.

  • 08/03/2022

    May Mary's precious & beautiful soul rest in peace

  • 08/02/2022

    Molly, my love and sympathy to you and your entire family. I'm so sorry for your loss. Sarah


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    Mike, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family. Sincere sympathy from your next neighbors, Richard and Laura Clark

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