Clara (Johnson) Buss
December 19, 1923 - February 13, 2021
Clara (Johnson) Buss of Adams, NE passed way Sat. morning, Febr. 13, 2021. She was born on Dec. 19, 1923 to Willie and Ricka (Menninga) Johnson at home, rural Pickrell, NE, the 9th of 10 children. She was baptized and confirmed at the Zion Lutheran Church of Pickrell, where she also met her future husbnd - Henry H. Buss, where they attended the same Confirmation Class. Clara completed the 8th grade at Wallman country school. She was married to Henry H. Buss of Adams, NE on Febr. 16, 1947 also at the Zion Lutheran Church of Pickrell. They made their home, and farmed southwest of Adams, and raised their 7 children there.
Clara was a longtime member of the American Lutheran Church in Adams, where in her retirement days, worked on quilts for Lutheran World Relief, making over 300 quilts. In addition, she embroidered the baptismal handkerchiefs for 30 years. Clara was an amazing seamstress, sewing clothes for her family, doing embroidery, and later sewing beautiful quilts for her kids, and grandkids. She had a great memory, remembering people's birthdays, and many times even the year you were born. Clara wrote lots of letters, and sent cards to family, always thinking of others. She enjoyed most of all the family time and visits with her children and grandchildren. She was devout in her faith, and loved the Lord.
Clara is survived by her children and spouses: Rod Buss of Adams, Gladys Buss and special friend of Lincoln, Jerome and Renee' Buss of Adams, Myron and Sharon Buss of Lincoln, Veronica and Brian Kline of Vancouver, WA, Ivan Buss of Adams, and Gene Buss of Filley. Grandchildren and spouses: Andrew Buss, Mackenzie and Brendan Nolan, Spencer Kline, Tanner and Amanda Buss, Shalyn Buss, Wyatt, Easton and Owen Buss. Other relatives are: Great-granddaughter- Cassidy Buss, step-granddaughter and spouse: Tina and Lorne Saladin, step-great grandchildren: Tyler Saladin and Lorissa Saladin, step great great grandchildren: Hunter and Bo Saladin, Hudson Helms, Darrian and Darbie Noonan, and Harley Rector. Brothers-in-law and spouses: Walter and Ruth Buss, Alvin and Barbara Buss, Sisters-in-law- Marlene Bell and Elizabeth Rademacher. And numerous nieces and nephews.
Clara was preceded in death by her parents-Willie and Ricka Johnson, husband-Henry H. Buss, Parents in law- Krene and Fanny Buss, sisters and spouses-Marie and Ben Waltke, Ricka and Ernest Buss, Elsie and Frank Janssen, Lena and Willie Waltke, Tena and John Parde, Meta and Herb Otto, Emma and Bruce Watkins, Louise and John Parde; one brother and wife - William and Irene Johnson. Sister-in-law and spouse - Grace and Tom Harms, brothers-in-law Alfred and John Buss, Lubbe Rademacher, and several nieces and nephews. Also, one step-granddaughter- Tauna Noonan, and a son-in-law, John Orwen.
Services will be held Saturday, February 20, 2021 at the American Lutheran Church in Adams, NE at 1:00 pm with Pastor Nathan Metzger officiating. Burial at Highland Cemetery, Adams. Social distancing will be observed, and masks are encouraged. Viewing will be at the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Adams, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, February 19, 2020 with her family in attendance. A family prayer service will be held at 12:45 pm Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials to family for future designation. Sign Clara's online guest book and view her video tribute when completed at www.ghchapel..com