Dr. Jerry Bosse

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Jerry J. Bosse, PhD, 79, of Chesterfield, MO, formerly of Belleville, IL, born March 3, 1941, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, May 17, 2020, due to complications from Covid-19, at St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Dr. Bosse was the founder and sole practitioner of Life Appreciation Therapy.  He believed that excellent mental health and general life satisfaction could be attained by choosing peace and joy.  He was an early pioneer in the use of guided meditation to increase mindfulness.  Through his practice and leadership at Aaron Psychology Centers, he helped facilitate peace and joy in the lives of thousands.

Dr. Bosse was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Viola, nee Jobe, Loeb; and a grandson, Maximilian Bosse.

Surviving are six children, Donna Craig (Stephen Montgomery), Deborah (Mark) Schilly, Deanna (Justin) Brown, Jerry Bosse II, Denise Clark, and Jeffery (Kanha) Bosse;
ten grandchildren, Gabriel and Gavin Craig, Nathan, Abigail, and Lydia Schilly, Brian (Lilly) Lewis, Corey Lewis, Cali (David) Becker, Nina Disbrow, and Alexander Bosse;
and four great-grandchildren, Charles and Anna Lewis, and Hadley and Easton Becker.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke’s Covid-19 Fund or to St. Louis Arc. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Funeral: A private graveside service will be held.

Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

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11 Comments on Dr. Jerry Bosse

Dori Strickland said : Guest Report May 21, 2020 at 10:40 PM

I met Mr. Bosse decades ago through his son, Jerry. He had a warm, welcoming spirit which I still recall fondly. My sincere condolences to his family on their loss.

  • Chicago
  • Il
Jerry Bosse II said : Guest Report May 21, 2020 at 10:38 PM

Dad, you were always a wonderful father and a great example for all. For many years, you were my closest confidant due to your excellent judgement and foresight. Words can not begin to express just how much you were truly loved not just by me, but so many others. The world lost a wonderful man this week. I will miss you so much. Love, Jerry

  • Creve Coeur
  • MO
Hank and Sally Schilly said : Guest Report May 21, 2020 at 12:54 PM

Love and prayers to all the family.

  • Glendale
  • Missouri
Anyta Wilson said : Guest Report May 21, 2020 at 11:16 AM

Jerry’s good humor and positivity was surely a salve for his clients. Family, I hope you’re able to hold onto some of that legacy as you move through this sad time.

  • St Louis
  • MO
Diann Reinhart Cole said : Guest Report May 21, 2020 at 11:02 AM

My sincere sympathy to the family.

  • Quincy
  • IL
Sue Dreyer said : Guest Report May 20, 2020 at 9:50 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family & all associated will be in my thoughts & prayers. May you take comfort in your memories now & in the days ahead.

  • Cuba
  • MO
Betsy Cross said : Guest Report May 20, 2020 at 4:10 PM

Deepest sympathy to Jerry's family. He was my cousin and very good at counseling. He made himself available to me when my son's illness had me in deep depression. Rest in peace

  • Decatur
  • IL
Pearl Spies said : Guest Report May 20, 2020 at 1:47 PM

My deepest sympathy to you all. I remember Jerry from many, many years ago. He was in the boy scout troop of which my late husband was the Scoutmaster. Blaine always spoke so highly of Jerry. I also was acquainted with his mother. I am sorry that this virus had to cut short his life.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Mary Gale Doyle said : Guest Report May 20, 2020 at 12:23 PM

My prayer is that your dad's life ethic of peace and joy will give you strength at 'this time and in the future. God bless you.. Mary Gale Doyle

  • St Louis
  • Mo
Beth Vaccaro said : Guest Report May 20, 2020 at 11:36 AM

My sincerest condolences to Dr. Bosse's family. I am forever grateful to him for giving me my first opportunity as a therapist. I hope you are all enveloped with love as you grieve this tremendous loss. Peace. Beth Vaccaro

  • Kirkwood
  • MO
Gregory Taylor said : Guest Report May 20, 2020 at 11:10 AM

My sincere condolences to the entire Bosse family.

  • O'Fallon
  • Missouri

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