Bos memorial set for Wednesday |

Bos memorial set for Wednesday

Friends and family said he was able to say goodbye to his many friends and provide comfort for their sorrow.

Bos moved to Whitefish in 1975 after many colorful years in Chicago, Aspen and Vail. Friends said his recent visit to Vail for its 40th year celebration was a high point in Bos’s last month.

Bos burst onto the Whitefish scene with the original Hellroaring Saloon and Montana Noodle Company. The Whitefish Lake Restaurant followed in 1978. At the time of his death, he was still operating the Hellroaring Saloon on Big Mountain that he relocated in 1983. He had several other successful restaurant ventures along the way.

Bos was an idea man, friends said, and many of his ideas are still with us today. The Taste of Whitefish and the tradition of Halloween are two examples, along with Bash for Cash, the Summer Games and the Ski/Golf Tournament.

Family and friends said those who knew Bos will remember his love of hunting with his dogs and his buddies. Cooking, golf, skiing and baseball’s spring training were all part of his life.

Bos leaves behind: his wife, Pat LaTourelle; his mother, Marjorie Bos; brother Mike and his wife Karen of East Jordan, Mich.; brother Tom and his wife Linda of West Des Moines, Iowa; his stepbrother Glen Kowalski and his wife Eva Nell of Whitefish, Mont; his stepbrother Mike Kowalski and his wife Elizabeth of Corpus Christi, Tex.; and many nieces and nephews.

Bos’s passing will be remembered with a celebration of his life at the Whitefish Lake Restaurant at 4 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, send donations to local Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever and Glacier Twins.

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