Lorraine Theresa Buesking, nee Poell, 82, of Belleville, Ill., died Saturday, July 30, 2016, at her daughter's home in Creve Coeur, Mo.
Lorraine and her husband, Forrest, were the first couple to be married in Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish. She was a charter member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Belleville, where she was a very active and devoted member, including her membership in the ladies' sodality. Mrs. Buesking had served as den mother for the cub scout troops in which her sons belonged. Lorraine retired after serving many years as executive assistant to the superintendent of Belleville School District 118. Lorraine was the head of the prayer chain at Queen of Peace since 2000. In recent years she enjoyed her time playing in card clubs and playing dominoes.
She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 58 years, Forrest J. Buesking, whom she married on April 21, 1956, and who died on February 16, 2014; a son, Craig J. Buesking; her parents, Joseph and Theresa, nee Lehner, Poell; a niece, Karen Paulson; and a nephew, John Buesking.
Surviving are a daughter, Terri (Jim) Hurley, and their daughters, Lauren and Lindsey, all of Creve Coeur, Mo.; a son, Curtis Buesking, and his daughter, Mary Grace, of Lee's Summit, Mo.; a daughter-in- law, Karen Buesking, of Kansas City, Mo., and her daughters, Lanee, of Swansea, Ill., and Kyndal, of Kansas City, Mo.; a brother, Joseph (Maxine) Poell, of Belleville, Ill.; very special friends, Craig, Nancy and Ellen Sever; many nieces, nephews and cousins, residing in the St. Louis metropolitan area, and extended relatives in Austria and Canada.
Lorraine's family would like to thank her many relatives and friends for their loving care and support through the last two years. You made her life worth living.
Memorials may be made to Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church or School, Belleville, Ill., or in the form of memorial masses at Queen of Peace, or Our Lady of Pillar Catholic Church, Creve Coeur, Mo. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill., and from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, lll., with Father Matt Elie officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Belleville, Ill.
GEORGE RENNER & SONS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Aug. 1, 2016