Gary E. Buschman
7/15/1938 - 1/2/2013
Born to Henry and Doris Buschman on July 15, 1938 in Marysville, California, Gary grew up in the Grass Valley area.
After high school graduation Gary enrolled in the Army. While stationed in South Germany, Gary met his wife to be, Gerlinda ("Gerda"). They were married in Germany and Gary brought his new bride home to Auburn and introduced her to the wonders of America. Gary and Gerda had a second wedding ceremony in America, shortly after their arrival, in December, 1960. It was in Auburn that Gary and Gerda shared their lives for the past 52 years, raising their family.
Gary took his last breath on January 2, 2013 in Auburn, California. Gary is predeceded in death by his parents; two of his brothers, Robert and "Bud" Buschman; and two children.
Gary is survived by his loving wife, Gerda; son, Terry Buschman; son, James Buschman (Kelly and their children Kaitlin, Madison and Gary and James' son, Logan); and daughter, Judy Blackwell (Lewis and their two sons, Dustin and Cody). Gary is also survived by three brothers, Sonny, Ronald and Jim, their families and Gary's loving extended family.
After his Army discharge, Gary worked at McClellan Air Force Base until he retired in the 1980's. Gary was a parishioner of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Auburn and while his children were growing up he was actively involved in Babe Ruth and Sr. Babe Ruth, including coaching his son, throughout his time in baseball. He had a great laugh that made his eyes twinkle and gave others a good feeling. Gary was an avid gardener, having the best vegetables and flowers growing in his Auburn yard that will now be tended lovingly by his wife and family.
Gary was a kind and gentle soul and will forever be loved by those of us who knew him.
Friends and family are welcome to join the celebration of life for Gary Friday, January 18, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at Chapel of the Hills, 1331 Lincoln Way, Auburn, Calif, and at 2:30 p.m. internment at the New Auburn Cemetery with an Honors solute by the Armed Forces.
Gary always enjoyed trips to Eisley's Nursery in Auburn; his family is requesting that in lieu of any donations or flowers, if you wish, you may donate living flowers and/or plants to be planted in Gary's garden as a constant reminder to his family of your love.
Please sign the on line guest book at http://obits.dignitymemorial.com.