Steven A. Buskohl
Born: October 19, 1957 in Dixon, IL
Died: September 18, 2021 in Freeport, IL
Steven A. Buskohl, 63, of Polo, passed away Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Freeport Hospital. Steve was born Oct. 19, 1957, in Dixon, the son of Robert and Veva (Hubbard) Buskohl. He married Donita Blanchard on August 31, 2018, in Oregon.
Steve proudly served in the US Army from 1975 to 2001, and for a period, was the personal chef to Gen. Omar Bradley. He was a Recruiter and Food Service Specialist while in the service. After the military, he went to work for Raynor Garage Door. Steve received many decorations from the Army, including the National Defense Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon and the Meritorious Service Medal. He had a passion for cooking for his family, friends and organizing family get togethers. Steve was loved and will be deeply missed.
Survivors include his wife, Donita; daughters, Amber (Jacob) Westfall of California, Tiffany (Dave) Noonan of Pennsylvania, and stepdaughter, Ashley Rinehart of Polo; son, Brandon (Beccah) Buskohl of West Virginia, and stepson, Ryan Rinehart of Polo; sister, Pam of Iowa; brother, Tom (Marla) Buskohl of Polo; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A celebration of his life will be at Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, with military honors given at 12:00 p.m. in Fairmount Cemetery, Polo. After military honors the gathering will move to 512 S. Franklin Ave in Polo. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in his name.
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Published by Ogle County News from Oct. 11 to Oct. 15, 2021.