Roger Busse

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NEW BREMEN — Roger W. Busse, age 92, of New Bremen, died on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. at the Heritage Center in Minster, Ohio.

He was born on Nov. 19, 1921, in New Bremen. He was the son of the late Raymond and Lola (Hirschfeld) Busse. On March 5, 1946, he married the Leota Fark who survives in New Bremen.

Also surviving is his son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Nancy Busse, of New Bremen; grandchildren, Todd (Shelly) Busse, of New Bremen, and Lori (Kip) Hubbard, of Mason, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Reese and Ryland Busse, Bailey and Kendall Hubbard, Danielle Bornhorst and Kirstie (Zack) Miller.

Roger was a member of the St. Peter's Church in New Bremen. He was a 1939 graduate of New Bremen High School, was a member of the American Legion Post 241 of New Bremen and was a former baseball player with the Western Ohio Baseball League.

Roger served his country with the Army Air Corp during World War II from June of 1942 until November of 1945. He served overseas for 32 months, eight months of that time on Iwo Jima and received the Pacific Theater and the Asiatic Theater Victory Ribbons and was awarded two Bronze Stars. He was a radio mechanic on P51 Mustang Fighter Planes.

He was a 35 year employee of the former STAMCO in New Bremen and belonged to its 25 year club. He went on to work with the custodial staff at the New Bremen Schools for the next five years and fully retired in 1983.

Memorial services will be on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen with the Rev. Michael Westbay officiating. Inurnment will follow at the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.

The family will receive friends from noon until the time of the services on Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family requests that contributions may be made to the Grand Lake Hospice or to the St. Peter's Church Memorial Fund.

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Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home
225 W. Monroe Street
New Bremen, OH 45869
(419) 629-2147
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Published in Sidney Daily News from Oct. 25 to Oct. 26, 2015
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