Anna Grace Bosma Obituary, Death – On Friday, September 1, 2023, in Omaha, Nebraska, loving daughter, sister, granddaughter, and friend Anna Grace Bosma died abruptly. Saturday, September 9, 2023, at 10:30 a.m., Embrace Church, 2800 E. 57th Street, Sioux Falls, will hold funeral services. George Boom Funeral Home in Sioux Falls will host visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2023. Memorials can be sent to the family for future charitable designation.
Abby (Horn) and Justin Bosma had Anna Grace on May 30, 2001, in Yankton, South Dakota. Her five-year-old brother Thomas welcomed her. Anna moved to Sioux Falls with her family in 2004 from Vermillion. Anna attended Mark Twain Elementary, Patrick Henry Middle, and Lincoln High in Sioux Falls. Despite her shyness, she made wonderful friends and playmates who spent hours playing, making crafts, pretending in her playhouse, and giggling. She enjoyed playing with her increasing family of relatives and traveling with her parents and grandparents.
Anna’s talents and interests blossomed in junior and high school. She liked playing the piano, learning ju jitsu, writing prose and poetry, and painting most. She won many academic and artistic prizes. Anna started working with her father in his firm as a teenager, and he was her best boss! Several excursions with her parents and brother were also fun. Anna purposefully established lifelong friendships in her teens. She adored throwing parties with a “theme” and lots of laughs. She loved unplanned escapades and could convince others to join her.
It was difficult to refuse her! Always ready for a makeover, she adored reusing clothes and decor. She called her hair cutting business “Covid Cuts” during Covid. Anna was happy and generous. Anna chose Oak Hills Baptist Church to be baptized on Easter Sunday 2011, declaring her faith in God. Camp Judson gave her many great memories. Anna graduated with honors from Lincoln High School in 2019 and excitedly entered SDSU’s Brookings Honors College to study exercise science.
She kept old pals and made new ones she loved. Anna always loved animals, so living in an apartment with a dog in her last years of college was perfect. Even as a child, she loved her hens and polished their nails! Over the years, she loved her family’s pets, Rex, Orson, and Bernese Mountain Dog Boris. She founded the Sioux Falls Area Bernese Mountain Dogs club in July 2022 and was thrilled when so many dogs and owners attended their inaugural meeting.
In her final year at SDSU, Anna interned at Prairie Lakes Cardiac Rehab in Watertown, where she met friends and enjoyed her work. She adopted Jasper, her final cat, because she wasn’t ready to live alone. Anna loved animals and never met one she didn’t love. Anna earned her cum laude from SDSU with the Honors College Distinction in May 2023 and was anxious to start her life. She entered the University of South Dakota Occupational Therapy Doctorate program in July after moving to Vermillion. She loved combining occupational therapy with painting.
Her parents, Justin and Abby Bosma of Sioux Falls; brother and lifelong best friend, Thomas Bosma (fiance Abby Utech) of Sioux Falls; grandparents, Dennis and Cindy Bosma of Sioux Falls and Judy Horn of Slayton, MN; aunts and uncles, Julie (Josh) Mulder of Sioux Falls, Jennifer (Troy) VanEssen of Sioux Falls, Sarah (Kojoe) Otto of Crystal, MN, Peter (Megan) Horn of St. Paul, MN, and Matt (Kim) Horn of Minneapolis, MNGrandpa Paul Horn welcomed her to Heaven. She loved deeply and was loved back. Her memory blesses.