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McGilley Antioch Chapel

3325 Northeast Vivion Road, Kansas City, MO

OBITUARY

Mark Douglas Bossert

October 19, 1957August 18, 2020

Mark Douglas Bossert was born in Kansas City, Missouri on October 19, 1957. He was the second child of Albert L. Bossert and Shirley Wilson Rickett. Mark attended St. Gabriel's school and graduated from Winnetonka High School in 1976. During high school, he worked part-time at a local pancake house as a waiter, and then cook. He also worked at a local gas station and his father's business, Bossert’s Auto.

Mark achieved status as an ASE Certified Master Technician, while working two jobs. In 1985 he started Bossert’s Automotive, Inc. from the ground up. Here are Marks own words;

“I moved out at 17, put myself through my last year of high school. I earned and bought my first bicycle , my first car. Paid all my bills without any help. Worked 2 jobs. I started my business, with just me ,the wife, and a baby in a crib. Worked 7 days a week and 12 hours a day for the first year. Had no lifts, did everything on the floor. Jacks and jack stands. After a year of this, bought my first rack and hired my first employee. In today's world, excuses and blame seem easier than just plain old hard work.”

Then in 1997, he partnered with his trusted friend David Horrocks, to create B & H Automotive and Body Shop, Inc. Together they have served the Northland, as one of the most trusted automotive repair facilities.

In 2014, after a prestigious enlistment in the Navy, Mark was thrilled for his son Brendon to return home, and once again work along side him.

Mark was a respected businessman for over three decades, known for his honesty, integrity, and pride. He was outgoing, extremely intelligent, passionate, logical, charismatic and enjoyed a good party.

He is survived by his father, Al Bossert and stepmother Robbie Rice Rothman, mother Shirley Rickett and stepfather Charles Rickett. His beloved son, Mark Brendon Bossert (Jessica), and two adored grandchildren, Mark Dean 7, and Emelie 5, stepdaughter Amanda Patel (Jimmy) and four grandchildren. His four siblings, Toby Bossert (Heather), Melinda Bossert, Paul Bossert, Amy Graves (Alan), and many loved cousins, nephews and nieces.

The loss Mark is a void in this world never to be filled.

  • FAMILY

  • Al Bossert, Father
  • Robbie Rice Rothman, Stepmother
  • Shirley Rickett, Mother
  • Charles Rickett, Stepfather
  • Mark Brendon Bossert (Jessica), Son
  • Mark Dean, Grandson
  • Emelie, Granddaughter
  • Amanda Patel (Jimmy), Stepdaughter
  • Toby Bossert (Heather), Brother
  • Melinda Bossert, Sister
  • Paul Bossert, Brother
  • Amy Graves (Alan), Sister
  • 4 grandchildren and many loved cousins, nephews and nieces

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Dorothy DeGhelder Sherrow

August 30, 2020

Our sincere condolences for the untimely passing of Mark. May family and friends be comforted with his eternal love and spirit.
Jim and Dorothy

Mike Ivicak

August 24, 2020

We are so sorry to hear about Mark's passing. He was obviously a fighter and will be remembered by us as an inspiration in the face of adversary. Our thoughts are with the whole Bossert family during this sad time, but especially our friend, Melinda.

Mike and Angie Ivicak

Jim Grady

August 23, 2020

To Mark's family,
He and I were original members of a bowling team he eventually sponsored at Gladstone bowl. He challenged me to get into the league pot late one year because, he said, "Your average will go up 30 pins a game because you hate to lose money." He was right. I won enough money just in 8 weeks to cover all my bowling expenses for that whole season. He also challenged me to quit smoking, which I finally did just to shut him up. Thanks, Mark. It's been 20 years and still counting. I will always fondly remember the 23 years we bowled together Joyce and I are truly sorry for his loss. He will be missed.

Shonna Spair

August 23, 2020

Oh Mark.
I just read about this today and I'm beyond heartbroken!
I will always remember our chats around your kitchen table. Listening to all your your sometimes out there theories were the best.
Your humbleness, your geniusness and your work ethic were one of a kind. You will be missed by many. Godspeed my friend.

Shonna

Joyce Pigago

August 22, 2020

Brendon,

We're so very sorry to hear of your father's passing. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.

Danny, Jennifer, Stella & Joyce Pigago

Harley McCracken

August 21, 2020

I only got the privilege to meet Mark once when my husband Troy and I were visiting. He treated me like I was part of the family. Made me feel welcome. He will be greatly missed!

Tina Oak

August 21, 2020

Sending all my love and prayers to Brendon and his family. Mark was an amazing friend that became more like family as time went on. He always took care of my kids with all of their car, and truck issues, as well as treating them like they were his own by getting after them to keep their oil changed and taking care of their vehicles! B&H will never be the same without seeing Mark's smiling face as I walk through the door. Brendon we love you like family. and if you need anything the children and I are here for you always!!
Tina, Mark, Jeremy, Steven, & Christina Oak

Sara Harbison

August 21, 2020

I will never forget spending lots of time at Mark and Nancy’s home in Kansas City and waking up to Mark’s famous breakfast burritos. He was a kind man that instilled good values. He will be missed.

Dick & Norman Sherrod - Watson

August 21, 2020

Amy,
Of course we didn't know your brother, but we wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you in your time of sadness. IPF is a terrible disease and I feel sure Mark is at peace now.
Our best to you and Alan.

Dick & Norman

Amanda Patel

August 20, 2020

I have so many great memories of such a wonderful father and friend! Two fun ones that come to mind immediately is of his boats and going 140 down Barry Rd in the Ferrari! He saved our lives jumping giant waves in Florida where several people were injured or killed. We all remember the famous winning Jet-boat and times at the lake! Your greatly missed but everything you have taught us will live on forever!

FROM THE FAMILY

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