Earl Lee Bussert, 83
US Army Veteran
Earl Lee Bussert, 83 of Wabash, passed away at 4:27 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at Rolling Meadows in Lafontaine, IN. He was born on April 23, 1935 to Vernus and Vera (Conliff) Bussert in Gas City, IN.
Earl attended Mississinewa HS, and was a member of the Track Team. He received his GED and an Honorable Discharge from the US Army. Earl served in the Army from 1956 to 1958, and was stationed in Germany. His Army rank was SP4-E4 (T). While he was stationed in Germany, Earl met and married Regina Leitgieb on May 28, 1958. They recently celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary.
Earl worked at RCA in Marion and retired from General Motors, (Fisher Body) Marion, where he was in Skilled Trades as a Machine Repair Man, where he retired after 33.4 years. Earl was a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Wabash. He was a past member of the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion, VFW, and the UAW. He liked to spend time with his family and friends and regale them with hilarious stories! He loved to go fishing with family and friends! Earl loved ice cream and his wife's cooking! He was a devoted husband, father and grandpa, and will be much missed by his family.
Earl is survived by his wife Regina (Leitgieb) Bussert of Wabash; six children, Eva (James) Morris of Wabash, Angela (Keith) Patrick of Lafayette, Dr. Kathy (Bart Webb) Bussert-Webb (PhD) of Texas, Michael Bussert of Ohio, Madelene Bussert of N. Webster, and Regina Niccum of Wabash; Twenty grandchildren, Tara (Alan Gahl) Morris, Sgt. Benjamin (Tam) Morris, Erin (Andrew) Dale, Shannon (Jason) Amburgey, Amanda Greenham, Brad (Kristen) Patrick, Clayton Greenham, Katrina Webb, Talon Bussert, Laila Bussert, Jordan (Joseph) Bruss, Jaden Bussert, Jarrah Bussert, Jett Bussert-Thompson, Sgt. Holdin (Lacey) Cisneros, Sgt. Logan (Koi) Cisneros, Nikolos Cisneros, Jake Cisneros, Christian Cisneros, and Hope Niccum; 15 Great Grandchildren, Faryn Morris, Wyatt Morris, Cody Morris, Caleb Dale, Tanner Dale, Blayne Hamilton, Jaci Amburgey, Jaxon Amburgey, Triniti Cheatham, Addison Barney, Treyson Patrick, Chloe Patrick, Cayden Greenham, Maddox Bruss, and Bellemi Cisneros; Two Sisters, Macel (Alfred) Sullivan of Texas, and Roxie Bussert of Pennsylvania, and several Nieces and Nephews.
Earl was preceded in death by his parents; Vernus and Vera Bussert, brothers; Melvin Bussert and Von Bussert, and a Great Grandson, Hayden Morris.
Preferred Memorial is to the American Heart Association.
Funeral Arrangements are being handled by Indiana Memorial Crematorium.
Burial will be at Marion National Cemetery on September 28th, at 10:00 a.m.
Please have all flowers delivered to Marion National Cemetery, 1700 E 38th St, Marion, IN 46953