NORTH STAR - Robert L. Buschur, age 89, of North Star, passed away Oct. 22, 2013, at his home.
He was born March 13, 1924, in Cincinnati, to the late Edward and Josephine (Brinker) Buschur.
On Aug. 23, 1947, he married Rita (Meyer) in North Star, where she survives. He is also survived by 12 children, Nicholas and Joy Buschur of St. Marys, Patrick and Bonnie Buschur of North Star, Joseph and Rosie Buschur of Dayton, Laura and Stan Kollars of Lima, John and Margie Buschur of Cassella, Michael and Joan Buschur of North Star, Jennifer and Ronald Thieman of Burkettsville, Nancy and Steve Broering of St. Sebastian, Jacob and Linda Buschur of North Star, Paul and Gina Buschur of San Luis Obispo, Calif., James and Krista Buschur of North Star and Steve and Vicki Buschur of North Star; 56 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Barga of Walla Walla, Wash.
He is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Rachel Lynn Buschur, and two sisters, Sr. Ruth Buschur and Lucille Mundey.
He was a World War II veteran serving in the South Pacific, 6th Army, 40th Calvary Recon Unit and had advanced training as an Alamo Scout. He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, North Star American Legion Post #174, the Coldwater V.F.W., past board member of Darke County Rural Electric and was a Wabash Township Trustee for 40 years. He showed his love for God through his love of his family, his country and his work.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Louis Catholic Church, North Star. Burial will follow in St. Louis Cemetery, with military rites.
Friends may call on Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Russia, and on Friday from 9 to 10a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church, North Star. Memorials may be made to State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.