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Lynn Wesley Bousman

July 23, 1945 — June 18, 2023

Lees Summitt

Lynn Wesley Bousman left this earth on Sunday, June 18th, at 77 years old, surrounded by those who loved him.

Lynn was a lot of things. A tank commander, a car enthusiast, an arcade game player, an avid outdoorsman, a knife collector, a Jack Daniel’s connoisseur but above all - he was a man who loved his family. A husband, a dad, a grandfather… It was only fitting that Lynn said his final goodbyes on Father’s Day surrounded by his family.

Lynn was born on July 23rd, 1945, to Ernest and Dorothea Bousman. He spent his childhood in Shawnee, Kansas working on the family farm. He graduated from Kansas State College at Pittsburg in their ROTC Program in 1968.  He was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. upon graduation. Later that year he was sent to Korea and became a platoon leader in an armor battalion in charge of 5 tanks. While serving in Korea, he was promoted to Captain and was given orders for Vietnam. There, he was assigned to be a Mobile Advisory Team (MAT) Leader in the Mekong Delta.

After returning home from Vietnam, he went to work for General Motors where he worked until he retired 37 years later.

Lynn met his wife, Nancy, in 1976 who accompanied him on numerous adventures both home and abroad.

Before Lynn passed, he was able to travel the world. He rafted the Grand Canyon (twice). He fished countless lakes (and even caught a few fish). He fell in love. He married and he created a family who will carry on his legacy.

R.L Stevenson said, “The man is a success who has lived well, loved much, and laughed often.”If that be the case, no one was more successful than Lynn Bousman.

Lynn is survived by his wife Nancy. Siblings, Mary Blattman and David Renner. Children, Lance (Kelly) Luther, Melanie (Lori) Bousman, and Darren (Laura) Bousman. And 9 grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Amos Family Funeral Home (10901 Johnson Dr, Shawnee, KS 66203) on Saturday, June 24, 2023 starting at 10:30am with services following directly after at 11:30.

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