Bill Buesgens

William “Bill” Buesgens, age 81, passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at his home in Jordan, MN.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on November 7, at 12 (noon), with a time of gathering two hours prior at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 210 North Broadway, Jordan. Father Neil Bakker will preside, and Abby Goebel will be the urn bearer. Bill will be laid to rest at St. John Calvary Cemetery, with military honors provided by the Jordan Veterans Honor Guard. Memorials are preferred and will be distributed by the family to “A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation” in Minnetonka, MN.

Bill was born on August 18, 1937 in Minneapolis, MN, to William and Crescentia (Schug) Buesgens. The ninth of ten children, he was the first of his family to be born in the hospital, which Bill thought was special. After briefly living in Cologne, the family moved to a farm in Belle Plaine, MN. In 1955, three days after graduating from Belle Plaine High School, Bill enlisted into the United States Air Force. He traveled the all over the U.S, with most of his service years in Moses Lake, WA, as a mechanic.

After serving his country, Bill married his high school sweetheart, Carol Miller, on September 5, 1959, at the Church of St. Mary in Shakopee, MN. From this union, they were blessed with nine children.

For over 30 plus years, Bill worked at Continental Machines in Savage, MN. He also was a custodian at St John the Baptist Catholic School and a bus driver for Benjamin Bus in Jordan. In his earlier years, Bill served the Jordan community as a volunteer fire fighter for over 20 years.

Bill loved the game of baseball! For many years, he played for and managed the Jordan Brewers Baseball team. He relished cheering on his sons and daughters in the gymnasiums and on the fields in Jordan. Bill also enjoyed hunting and fishing. His biggest passion was family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bill’s life revolved around his grandchildren and their activities.

Losing someone we love is always hard. Bill leaves you with his own personal words of wisdom.

“Death brings a heartache that no one can heal. Love brings a memory that no one can steal!”

A true family man and devoted to Christ, Bill’s legacy now lives on in the hearts of those he loved the most, children, Terry (Marsha) Buesgens, Roxanne (Jim) Prokes, Mark (Sara) Buesgens, Brian (Cynthia) Buesgens, Bill (Denise) Buesgens, Peter (Shannon) Buesgens, Kathryn (Jeremy) Goebel, Molly (Jerry) Monyok: special family friend Mellissa Reinhart: 30 grandchildren: 16 great grandchildren; sister, Elaine; brother Merlyn Buesgens; sisters-in-law, Myrtle Buesgens, Sandy Buesgens; brother-in-law, Clete Von Bank and many other loving relatives and friends.

There to greet Bill in eternal peace is his wife, Carol; son, Scott; parents, William and Crescentia; siblings, Gladys (Ed) O’Day, Elroy Buesgens, Harriet (Doc) Schmidt, Gerald (Helen) Buesgens, Jeannette (Virgil) Hagemeyer, Jim Buesgens, Shirley Von Bank and brother-in-law, Eldred Hennen.

Ballard-Sunder Funeral and Cremation proudly served and cared for the Buesgens family.

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  1. Molly;
    Very sorry to hear about dad! Thinking of you and your family!

  2. Sincere condolences to Bill’s family, friends, and the ballclubs he supported throughout the years.

  3. Sending condolences to the all Buesgen family, Bill was a wonderful man and great neighbor. He will be missed by many, we had a lot of good and bad times as neighbors all part of life. I will remember him, God bless

  4. Pete and Family,
    Thinking of you at this time.

  5. Poleni Sana. Mungu awafariji

  6. Pete and Sandy Buss

    Our condolences to the Buesgens family.

  7. Pete and family –
    So very sorry to learn of this loss for you and the entire family! Our support to you all.

  8. Pete, Shannon and Family,
    We are sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

    The Schafers

  9. Scott Breimhorst

    Prayers for Bill and for all of you from the Breimhorsts. He will definitely be missed, especially at the yard.

  10. Mike & Sue Pekarna

    Sincere condolences to the Buesgens family. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

  11. Bridget and David kahn

    He sounds like a amazing man, amazing father, nine children!! Wow! I’m so sorry for your loss:( prayers for strength and comfort as you mourn the loss of this wonderful man. It’s not goodbye forever, just good bye for now .❤️

  12. I love you Grandpa

  13. Mary (Hagemeyer) Matera

    Condolences and prayers from Jeanette and Virgil’s kids – Judy, Ginny, Mary, Bud and Meg. Always loved our visits with Bill and Carol. Such a sweet and funny man.

  14. So sorry to hear about your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are to you and your family. Peace! Bob and Donita Dahm.

  15. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all family and friends. May all families look forward to a time in the near future when death will be no more and all sickness will be done away with. Isaiah 25:8 and 33:24. Knowing that there is an opportunity to be reunited with loved ones.

  16. To all of your family I offer my sincere condolences. Your Dad ,Grandfather and Great Grandfather was a was a friend that I will miss.

  17. Buesgens Family – so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time.

  18. Elise Vollbrecht

    “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man what great things God hath prepared for them that love Him.” 1 Cor 2:19 Bill was a good & faithful servant to his Country; to his Community; to his Family and above all, to his Lord.

  19. Dear Buesgens Family,
    Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. May God bless & keep you.
    Kevin & Holly Vohnoutka

  20. Katie Koch-Laveen

    Dear Pete; So sorry to to hear of your loss of your father. Reading the obituary he seemed , like many of his generation, a community and service minded person. I am sure he will be missed by your family and many others. May you find support and comfort in you family and the community.

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