March 19th, 1945 – Thursday, May 29, 2008
United Methodist Church of Buf
Thursday, June 5th, 2008
Michael Bostic, 63, passed away in the comfort of his home in Buffalo Thursday, May 29th, 2008 with his family by his side.
On March 19th, 1945 in Pipestone, Minnesota, A. A. and May Ellen (Regan) Bostic was blessed with a son and named him Michael D. Bostic.
Michael spent the majority of his professional life as a Social Studies teacher and football coach in North Dakota. In the later years of his career in education, he also served as a Business Administrator. He truly enjoyed interacting with young people, both in the classroom and on the football field.
Michael will leave a legacy of perseverance. Despite a courageous battle with several chronic diseases, including COPD and Diabetes, he touched many with his sense of humor and larger than life laugh. He was active in the Buffalo United Methodist Church, where he enjoyed strengthening his faith and sharing plenty of laughs with his Sunday School class.
Family was the most important thing to Michael. He married Linda Millang on June 16th, 1979 at a ceremony in the Peace Lutheran Church in Dunseith, ND. Linda was truly his life long companion and best friend. In their nearly 29 years of marriage they were rarely apart, and that held through to the very end. Michael also loved his children, Michael Patrick, who was taken too soon, and his son Arthur. He was also a “soon to be Grandfather” and will be looking down from heaven with great pride in November.
He is preceded in death by a son: Michael Patrick Bostic; his parents: A. A. and May Ellen Bostic; and two brothers: Arthur Lane Bostic and James Bostic.
Michael is survived by his loving wife: Linda (nee Millang) Bostic of Buffalo; son: Arthur (Amy) Bostic of New Hope; brothers: Steven (Sharon) Bostic of Mesa, Arizona and Patrick (Cassandra) Bostic of Tigard, Oregon; sister-in-law: Barbara Bostic of Watertown; and many nephews, nieces, other relatives and good friends.
The memorial service for Michael will be Thursday, June 5th, 2008 at 6pm at the United Methodist Church of Buffalo. Visitation will begin at 4pm.
A private family interment will take place the following Friday.