Gordon Busche, 85, Stratford, was surrounded by loved ones at the Hospital as he was called home on May 10, 2018.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 pm on Monday, May 14, 2018 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, March Rapids, where the visitation will be from 9:30 am on Monday until the time of service. Rev. Philip Wilde will officiate. Burial will take place in the church cemetery and serving as pallbearers will be Gordon’s grandsons Cole Kaiser, Jordan Gropp, Jack Busche, Austin Gropp, John Cady, Maxwell Wienke, and Sam Guyer. A dinner will be served at the church following the committal services. Sauter / Rembs Funeral Home, Stratford, is assisting the family.
Gordon was born to the late John and Edna Busche. He attended the Lindbergh School in March Rapids. An avid fisherman, he married Marlene, the finest catch of his life, in October 1963. They raised four children on their farm in the Township of Eau Pleine, just miles from where he grew up.
Gordon left his mark by constructing and maintaining miles of roads in the township and surrounding areas. He also excavated many ponds on the farm. Gordon and Marlene lived for ten years in the Northwoods of Eagle River. They moved back to Stratford in 2001 and set their home among the ponds. Gordon and Marlene planted groves of trees so they could look through their picture window across the biggest pond to watch the deer, fish and many pairs of geese, ducks and loons. To his children, grandchildren and many other friends, he passed along his passions for fishing, deer hunting, mechanical work, rummage sales, driving the backroads and spending time outdoors. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church.
Gordon is survived by his beloved wife, Marlene; four children Bruce (Kathy) Busche of Stratford; Leesa (Steven) Gropp of Spencer; Luci (Scott) Olson of Georgetown, Texas; Sarah (Robin) Kaiser of Stratford; and ten grandchildren Trista (John), Sydney (Maxwell), Jordan, Austin, Cole (Jaime), Jennah (Sam), Alex, Tori, Jack (Michelle), and Rachel. He is further survived by his siblings Delmar (Barbara) Busche, Shirley (Ron) Ehlert, John (Janet) Busche, Glenn (Beverly) Busche, and Dale Busche and a sister-in-law, Heidi Grossenbacher.
Gordon was predeceased by his parents and Gertrude and Fred Hannemann, Lawrence and Betty Spring, Frank and Romaine Spring, and Edwin Grossenbacher.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the wonderful care teams and Palliative Care Center at Wausau Hospital.
Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com