Elmer William Bostow

Elmer William Bostow

Birth
Max, McLean County, North Dakota, USA
Death 20 Jul 1998 (aged 82)
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA
Burial Cremated, Specifically: Max North Dakota. Family farm.
Memorial ID 201332241 · View Source
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Elmer Bostow
July 18, 1916-July 20, 1998
TAMPA, Fla. A private service was Monday in St. John's Episcopal Church, Tampa, for Elmer William Bostow, 82, Tampa, formerly of Max, who died Monday, July 20, 1998 of heart failure in a Tampa nursing home. His ashes will be scattered over the family farm near Max later.

He was born July 18, 1916, on a farm near Max, to William and Vera Bostow. He graduated from Max High School and received a bachelor's degree from Minot State Teachers College. He taught in a one room school near Butte and later taught in Hankinson High School. During World War II, he worked on the family farm. He was once married to Evelyn Wasson of Velva, whom he married in 1940.

They moved to Wolf Point, Mont., where he taught high school music. He attended Colgate Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, N.Y., while interning in churches in Walworth, N.Y., and Machias, N.Y. He received a bachelor of divinity degree and was pastor of churches in Keota, Iowa, and Fraser, Mich. He was director of admissions at Alderson Broaddus College in Philippi, W.Va.; pastor of Mount Auburn Baptist Church in Cincinnati; director of industrial ministries in Richmond, Ind., and pastor of Westfield Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne, Ind. He moved to Tampa in 1993 from Fort Wayne, Ind. to be near his family.

Survivors: daughter, Diane Bostow, Blacksburg, Va.; son, Darrel, Tampa; their mother, Tampa; two grandchildren; sisters, Gladys McGuire, Rugby, Lorraine Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M.; brother, Larry, Canyonlands, Texas, (C.E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Temple Terrace, Fla.) (Minot Daily News)



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  • Created by: Candy Wood
  • Added: 20 Jul 2019
  • Find a Grave Memorial 201332241
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elmer William Bostow (18 Jul 1916–20 Jul 1998), Find a Grave Memorial no. 201332241, ; Maintained by Candy Wood (contributor 50061011) Cremated, who reports a Max North Dakota. Family farm..