Michael Busse

Mike Busse, a lifelong resident of Prior Lake, MN, passed away at the age of 54 on October 19, 2018.

A visitation will be held Monday, October 22, from 4-7 PM at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, 4565 Pleasant Street SE, Prior Lake. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Tuesday, October 23, at 11 AM, with a visitation from 10-10:45 am, both at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 5634 Luther Road SE, Prior Lake. Pastor Mark Neumann will preside. Mike will be laid to rest at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery.

On November 29, 1963 in Shakopee, MN, parents Bill and Carol (Trom) Busse celebrated the birth of their son, Michael William Busse. He was the youngest of three children. As a child, Mike was adventurous especially if a dirt bike or snowmobile was involved. He believed “the faster, the better!” Mike’s interest of wrenching on anything with a motor continued well into his adult years.

Growing up on the family farm, Mike developed a strong work ethic. Working alongside his family, Mike assisted at the farm and Busse Bus Company. In the early 1990’s, Mike took his experience of wrenching and driving various vehicles in his career and went out on his own. Mike Busse Trucking was formed and still is in business.

Following in his father’s footsteps, Mike has always loved the outdoors of hunting and fishing. He passed this love onto his children, Bill and Kristine. As a family, they too enjoyed four-wheeling, snowmobiling and the love for playing in the dirt, while in the garden. Mike’s greatest passion was family! He was always there to lend a helping hand, especially since the passing of his father in 2014.

Mike was a simple man. He was NASCAR driver, Dale Earnhardt’s number one fan. Mike was meticulous, loved to wear flannel and maybe a bit of a redneck!

Forever loved, Mike will be missed by son, Bill Busse; daughter, Kristine (Brandon) Puteraugh and their mother, Elizabeth Vaughan; daughter, Angel Spooner: mother, Carol Busse; siblings, Randy (Mary) Busse, Patti (Terry) Quinnell; nieces and nephews, Jason (Chris) Theis, Chris (Stacie) Theis, Matt Quinnell, Kelsey (Austin) Vig, Allison Quinnell; many great-nieces and nephews; relatives and friends.

There to greet Mike home in heaven is his father, William “Bill” Busse and grandparents.

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  1. So shocked to hear this new! Carol, Randy and Patti and your families. Our thoughts and prayers for all of you.

  2. Joshua Jorgenson

    Shocking news! Mike Busse will truly be missed. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of loss. My you find comfort in the coming days…

  4. So sorry to hear about Mike . My deepest sympathies to the family.

  5. Cheryl A Rynerson

    No one can take the place of a Dad! Thinking about you at this difficult time, Kristine, and wishing you peace and comfort as you try to endure this tragic loss.

  6. I am so very sorry to hear this news. My thoughts & prayers go out to your family!

  7. Patricia Melcher

    Oh my. Love thoughts prayers for his family

  8. May you rest Mike, I am glad I had a chance to see you recently. I hope the family finds peace in this sorrowing time.

  9. Rest in peace Mike. Will miss seeing you around. May your family find strength to get through these difficult days.

  10. So sorry for your loss Randy and family. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  11. This is truly so very sad to hear this has happened. This family has been a big and wonderful part of my life. My heart aches for you Carol because I know what a mother goes through. My prayers are with you throughout this very sad time.

  12. Dave and Stephanie Bergeron

    So shocked to hear the news, so sad, way to young… Our deepest sympathies the Busse family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. This is very sad news! Prayers go out to the family and friends of Mike!! What a character we have lost!!! Good guy, big heart always a story to tell! Like everyone from PL if you grew up here you have a Mike story or two! Great guy sad news!!

  14. I Feel Honered, to have gotten the oppertunity to Share some deep thoughts with Mike, Everything He stood for, was from the Heart. You’ll be missed Mike.

  15. Julie (Henschke) Stier

    My hearfelt sympathies to Mike’s family.

  16. So Sorry for your loss! Way too young. Thoughts and Prayers go out to the whole family.

  17. RIP MIKE. You left way to early.

  18. My deepest sympathy. Oh my I don’t know what to say. He was such a friend to my family, my brother Larry May he Rest In Peace. Forever my friend Mike. ❤️

  19. So sorry to hear this sad news. Mike was always so good to my parents, riding down on his four- wheeler to check in on them. When my dad died, he was one of the first people to see if there was anything my mom needed. Our thoughts and prayers to Carol and the family.

  20. Mardee A Kaldahl

    So sad to hear of Mike’s passing. My prayers and sympathies go out to all Mike’s family and friends. Mike, my you rest in heaven and watch down upon us.

  21. Mike left us way too early! Remembering the good times when we hung out together many years ago. Prayers to his family during this very difficult time.

  22. We are saddened and sorry for the loss of Mike Busse-someone we have not had the privilege of meeting except through the life of his precious daughter, Angel.

    With heartfelt condolences to all of Mikes family and friends,

    Kevin & Corinne

  23. Sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. Praying for you all during this difficult time. I got to known Mike when he drove for Prairie Line Transportation, for a short time.

  24. Alyshia (Kelly) Fure

    Very sorry to hear of Mike’s passing, he was way too young. Lot’s of great memories of a super nice guy back in our school days. My sincerest sympathies and prayers to the family.

  25. Paul, Deb and Shawn Merrill

    We are so saddened to hear about Mike’s passing. I first met Mike in the early 90’s snowmobiling and he offered to tweak my clutch to make it better perform. Most recently, Mike would stop by our house as we now live near their farm. We offer our condolences to the Busse family and friends.

  26. Diane (Hermann) Morfitt

    So sad to hear about Mike’s passing. He was a great childhood friend of mine.

    My first motorcycle ride at 100mph was on Cty Rd 23 with Mike when I was 15 years old. For some reason I didn’t have a helmet on. My hair was tangled for a week after that. I’m just glad I survived…

    I remember shopping with Mike for his black leather vest. He had to have what my brother, Dean, had…

    I remember Carol’s homemade apple pies. And Bill as a bus driver. Both Bill & Carol were so loving and kind to us Hermann kids.

    I hope you don’t tease any of the dogs in heaven, Mike. The teasing you did to my dog was enough for a lifetime.

    Love to all of Mike’s family… ❤️

  27. Scott and Linda(Schweich) Carney

    So sorry for your loss.

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