Josephine Jean Buss
Josephine J. Buss, 95, King (formerly of Neenah), passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2013. She was born on July 25, 1918, daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Paveletzki) Silwanowicz. Josephine served in the United States Navy from 1943 until 1945. On July 26, 1947, she married Marlin Buss, and he preceded her in death in May of 1990. Josephine was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, and took wonderful care of her family. She was well known for baking her homemade bread. Josephine enjoyed gardening in her flower and vegetable gardens and was active at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Neenah.
Josephine is survived by her children: Michael (Anne) Buss, Peggy (John) Gehring, Cindy (Larry) Stelow, Maribeth (Kevin) McCann and Anne (Roger) Zuleger; grandchildren: David (Alyssa), Elizabeth and Daniel Buss, Michael and Erin McCann, Kyle Buss and Jessica Groff; step grandchildren: Tara Gehring, Nicole Peguro and Andy Stelow; great grandchildren: Ava and Sophia Krema and Gabrielle and Meagan Barillari; brother-in-law, Robert Buss; several nieces and other family members and friends.
Josephine was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Joseph Silwanowicz; and a sister, Dorothy Taves.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 14, 2013, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 620 Division St., Neenah, with Fr. Mike Ingold officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday at the Kessler Funeral Home, 304 S. Commercial St., Neenah, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., and again on Saturday directly at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the mass. A prayer service will be at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Wisconsin Veterans Home in King would be appreciated.
The Buss family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, especially the caregivers at Ainsworth Hall for their wonderful care and compassion shown to our mother.
Published in Oshkosh Northwestern from Sept. 11 to Sept. 12, 2013