Richard R. Busse, 86, of Randolph, passed away Monday, March 8, 2021 at Beaver Dam Hospital. He was born October 14, 1934 to Melvin and Mae (Fortney) Busse.
Richard and his wife Beverley (Paske) raised their family on a farm outside of Columbus. He had a passion for growing cabbage, corn, wheat, and raising beef cattle on the 400 plus acre farm he managed. Richard enjoyed working for Oscar Meyer in Madison for 40 years and was involved with Gisholt Manufacturing in 1958 in building the Oscar Meyer Weiner Mobile. He also enjoyed golfing, fishing, playing cards, and board games with his grandchildren. Richard was a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod for 60 years. In that time, he was a member of four different congregations, holding the positions of president, property management, treasurer, and singing on the choir. He was a man of high principles, strong work ethic, and had an abundance of common sense.
Survivors include three sons Derek (Joni), Todd (Lori), and Tracy (Patty), many grandchildren and great grandchildren; brothers Edward Busse and Fred Busse; and sisters Ann Moran and Linda Luer. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Bev in 2019; daughter Jody Ramsfield Bibler in 2017; brothers James Busse and Ervin Busse, and sister Betty Kobesto.
Private graveside services were held at St. Paul Cemetery in Caledonia Township.
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