RICHARD F. BUSCH, 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013 at Englewood Nursing Home, Fort Wayne. Born on May 14, 1927, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late Earl and Georgia Busch. A member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Waynedale, he served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and retired from Tokheim, after more than 40 years of service. He is survived by his wife of over 66 years, Lucille (nee. Hoeppner) Busch; children, Sandra (Randy) Simmons, Rich (Mary) Busch Jr., Ron (Lois) Busch, Sherran (Jay) DeArmond, Sonya (Tim) Smith; sister, Ruby Klausing; as well as 23 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Smith. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes, Winchester Road Chapel, 6424 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior to service. Calling also from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2013 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne. Memorial donations may be given to Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church Building Fund. For online condolences please visit


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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on June 16, 2013