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Wilfred Andrew Bost

March 23, 1936 ~ December 13, 2020 (age 84)


Wilfred A. (Bill) Bost passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 13, 2020, surrounded by his family. As a kid, Bill was nicknamed “Weird” for he was always taking on big projects and adventures that the normal person would never attempt. Bill had vision and imagination and will power to achieve his dreams. He and his father started Boatarama in the 1950’s and after 52 years in the business, ended up 2nd in the world in Bayliner Yachts and 3rd in the world with Bayliner small boats.

He moved with his wife, Lynn, to Kentucky in 2008 to retire. He built a log cabin home with600 acres, then fell in love with the Alpine Motel which he purchased in 2012. Some retirement! He has renamed the hotel to the Alpine Wotel which stands for “Where Our Time Enjoys Life”.

When we think of Bill, we appreciate all the many things he did. He was a wonderful partner, father, a good human being and truly one of a kind.

Bill was predeceased by his daughters, Lori Kim Bost, and Betsi Rappold, as well as his parents, W.A. and Elizabeth Bost.

Bill is survived by his wife of 33 years, Lynn, as well as his first wife, Janet Bost of 26 years, step children Katie and John Kyle, his son Fred Bost(Katie) and grandchildren, Heather Rappold, Spencer Watts, Brent Bost, Nicholas Bost and Joseph Bost.

A celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.    

Norris-New Funeral Home of Burkesville, Kentucky was honored to be in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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