Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted
Thursday, March 15th, 2012
Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted
Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
Llewellyn Francis Buss “Lew”, age 77, of Lester Prairie, passed away at the RidgeView Hospital, Waconia, Minnesota, on Sunday, March 11, 2012.
Lew was born on June 30, 1934, in Hastings, Minnesota, the son of George and Josephine (Doffing) Buss. Lew was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Hastings.
Lew graduated from St. Paul Park High School in 1952.
Lew married Marceil Killinger on June 13, 1953 in Mason City, Iowa. Their marriage was blessed in the Catholic faith on May 27, 1954 at the St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, South St. Paul. They were blessed with five children.
In the early years, Lew was a member of the Minnesota National Guard. Lew and Marceil were involved in the newspaper business for nearly their entire career, working for the Velva, North Dakota Journal with brother-in-law Jerry Jordahl, and the Granville, North Dakota Herald. They owned the Braham, Minnesota Journal, Onamia Independent and the Lester Prairie News. They ran the Lester Prairie News until their retirement in 2000. Lew very much loved photographing and writing up the local high school sports for the newspaper.
Lew enjoyed snowmobiling and showing his vintage car in classic car shows. He also enjoyed following the Minnesota Vikings and Twins.
Lew was preceded in death by his wife, Marceil, parents George and Josephine Buss and parents-in-law Charles and Hazel Killinger; brothers: Anthony (Tony) Buss, Joseph Buss and Ervin Buss; sisters-in-law Florence Buss, Nona Jordahl, Glenna Speth and Lillian Killinger; brothers-in-law: Jerome Jordahl and John Speth.
Lew is survived by his loving family: children: LuAnn (Randall) Stender, Timothy (DeAnn) Buss, TerriLea (Greg) Bestul, Lynn (Laura) Buss and Robert Buss; grandchildren: Bethany and Brandon Stender, Melissa, Corey and Megan Buss, Kimberly, Matthew and Alexander Bestul, Maren and Rachel Buss, Bailey and Gavin Buss; sister Elizabeth “Betty” (Ted) Hakanson; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Joyce Buss, Katie Buss, William “Bud” and Bonnie Killinger; Irene and Bruce Horstman; nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Llewellyn “Lew” Buss will be held on Thursday, March 15th at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Father Tony Hesse will be the Celebrant. Interment with military rites Holy Trinity Cemetery.
Reader for the Mass will be Lynn Buss. Gift Bearers will be Megan Buss and Melissa Buss.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 14th from 4-8 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. A Knights of Columbus Rosary will be held at 7:30 P.M. and Parish Prayers at 8:00 P.M.
Casket Bearers will be grandsons: Brandon Stender, Corey Buss, Matthew Bestul, Alexander Bestul, Bailey Buss and Gavin Buss and son-in-laws: Randy Stender and Greg Bestual.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family.