William A. Busch Jr.

Busch Jr., William A. Age 69. At rest Monday, January 21, 2013 at his late residence surrounded by his family. Born in Joliet to the late William Sr. and Ann (nee Ploum) Busch and lifelong resident. Graduate of Plainfield High School Class of 1961 and Southern Illinois University, Carbondale where he received his Bachelors Degree in Forestry. U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam War stationed in Germany and Taiwan. Retired in 1998 as a U.S. Forester with U.S. Department of Agriculture, member of All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, serving on the parish council and the Mykonos Society, an avid outdoors man who loved canoeing, hiking and fishing. He thoroughly enjoyed his Harley Davidson and was completely devoted to his family. Survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Janet (Pace) Busch of Joliet; two sons, Joshua (Elizabeth) Busch of Minneapolis, MN and Jeremiah (Katie) Busch of Moscow, ID; one sister, Catherine (Jerry) Jones of DeBary, FL; dear uncle of William (Gidget) Kinley, Joseph (Kimberly) Kinley, Karalee Kinley, Jeff Jones and Jim (Shelly) Jones; several great-nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral Services for William A. Busch, Jr. will be Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 8:45 a.m. from the funeral home to All Saints Greek Orthodox Church for services at 9:30 a.m. Pallbearers will be Joe Kinley, Jim Jones, Jeff Jones, William Kinley, Pete Nazos, Tony Nazos and Jim Nazos. Honorary pallbearers will be Dick Butterbach and Bruce Smith. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park. Memorials to All Saints Greek Orthodox Church or Joliet Area Community Hospice would be appreciated. Visitation Friday 4-9 p.m. at: FRED C. DAMES FUNERAL HOME 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet For Information: (815)741-5500 www.fredcdames.com

Funeral Home

Fred C. Dames Funeral Home and Crematory
3200 Black at Essington Roads Joliet, IL 60431
(815) 741-5500

Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 24, 2013