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Busse, Richard A. Age 72, of Rensselaer, IN, passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2012. Cousins Martin and Carol (nee Cozmanoff) Sims were his caretakers for several months, until he passed in their home in Calera, Alabama. Richard attended Morgan Military Academy, graduated from Calumet High School and was a graduate of Northwestern University in Chicago with a degree in Journalism. He worked as a reporter and journalist for the Chicago Sun Times, The Gary Post-Tribune, reporter for The Hammond Times and wrote for The Rensselaer Republican. Richard served for the U. S. Army, stationed in Korea, and a Vietnam War veteran. He was a Public Relations Officer and wrote articles for The Post-Tribune, conveying the action and experiences of the Vietnam War. In his earlier years he spent time in California, and was a bartender for the famous Magoo's Tavern. He retired as Lieutenant Commander from the Naval Reserve. As a 40 year resident of Rensselaer he was a Bailiff for the Jasper County Court, a Jasper County Correctional officer, a Rensselaer Reserve Police officer, and the Jasper County reserve Deputy Sheriff. He was a published writer and member of the Prairie Writers Guild. As a talented writer, Richard was a published author of two books titled "A Time of Leaves" and "Beauty of the Lillies". A member and past President of the Duneland Modelers Club, President of First American Films, and was involved with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts for which he participated in their oceanographic research on their ship. Richard was a Civil War and WWII enthusiast. Richard had a great interest in "life after death" and the UFO phenomena. He was an idealist, avid naturalist, enjoyed making people laugh, and had a great love for animals. Preceded in death, by his father, Arthur; his mother, Mary (nee Cozmanoff); and his brother Kenneth. Richard is survived by his aunt, Violet (nee Cozmanoff) Baran of Merrillville, IN, several cousins, and because he was so loved, admired and respected, many godchildren, one of whom is his cousin and namesake Richard Sims. Richard was a special man and an inspiration to everyone he met. He will be dearly missed by many. Friends may meet with the family on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ridgelawn-Mount Mercy Cemetary, 4401 West Ridge Road, Gary, IN, where a memorial service will be held. Father Michael Dwyer of the Calumet Episcopal Ministry will be officiating.
Published in the Post Tribune on Nov. 16, 2012
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