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Ronald L. Bussewitz

Obituary for Ronald L. Bussewitz

July 13, 1934 - June 29, 2021
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin | Age 86


Ronald L. "Buzzy" Bussewitz, died Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at Columbia Health Care Center in Wyocena.

There will be a memorial gathering at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Friday, July 9, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. A memorial service will follow at the funeral home on Friday beginning at 12:00 noon. Rev. Jim Wendt will officiate.

Ronald Lawrence Bussewitz was born on July 13, 1934 in Lowell, Wisconsin to the late Hugo and Mary (Strahota) Bussewitz. After graduating from high school, Ron served in the United States Air Force from 1953 to 1957. He was stationed in Biloxi, MS and was an instructor of electronic fundamentals. After his discharge from the Air Force, he attended the University of Wisconsin Madison. On November 15, 1958, he was united in marriage with Karen Hove. From 1958-1960, Ron worked for Bankers Life Insurance as a sales representative. From 1961-1967, Ron worked for 3M Company as a sales and service representative with copy machines. From 1968-1972, Ron and family moved to Ann Arbor, MI as the general sales manager for the state with Broan Manufacturing before purchasing Beaver Gunite from his father-in-law and mother-in-law in 1973. Buzzy enjoyed sports, especially the Green Bay Packers and golf. His most famous partner was Lee Trevino who he was paired with at the Amana Open ProAm. Buzzy was an avid supporter of Beaver Dam sports. He played on and sponsored the Beaver Gunite Over 30 softball team. He was a co-founder and organizer of Beaver Dam Youth Hockey and was a long-time supporter of youth baseball and youth football. Ron was member of First Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Bussewitz of Beaver Dam; three children, Deborah (Mark) Schmidt of Beaver Dam, Julie Bussewitz of Gallup NM, and Robert (Tammy) Bussewitz of Beaver Dam; seven grandchildren, Stephanie (Thomas) Rogers, Matthew Schmidt, Erik Smith, Tara (Zeb) Allert, Baily (Jake) Phillips, Travis James "TJ" (Chelsea) Bussewitz and Harlee Ann Bussewitz; seven great grandchildren, Sloan and Landon Rogers, Beckett, Easton and Ryne Allert, and Layton and Adelynn Phillips; his sister, Muriel Kopplin; other relatives and friends. Ron was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Marian Harrison.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials be made in Ronald Bussewitz's name to First Evangelical Lutheran Church or to the American Legion.

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