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Rosemary Busch

Posted By Ballard Sunder Funeral Home On February 18, 2019 @ 8:45 am In 2019,Obituaries | 9 Comments

Rosemary “Rosie” (Tikalsky) Busch, of Jordan, passed away February 17, 2019 at the age of 82.  A visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation (104 First Street West) in Jordan.  Mass of Christian Burial is Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM with visitation one-hour prior at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (313 East 2nd Street) in Jordan.  Father Neil Bakker will preside.  Rosie will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery, and pallbearers will be James Link, Ryan Link, Adam Gill, Luke Busch, Will Busch & Jason Haus.

On September 4, 1936, Rosemary Elizabeth Tikalsky was born to parents Daniel & Ludmilla Tikalsky.  Rosie was the oldest of seven children.  She grew up in New Prague and spent much of her time working at her family’s grocery & produce store.  After graduating from New Prague High School, Rosie further pursued her education at St. Kate’s & Mankato State.  Rosie earned her teaching degree from Mankato, and she began working as an elementary school teacher.  Rosie worked in the Minnetonka & Jordan School Districts.  She had her own kindergarten classrooms for a few years and then became everyone’s favorite substitute teacher.

As a young woman, Rosie met the love of her life at a dance.  Jim & Rosie’s love grew quickly, and they exchanged wedding vows on New Year’s Eve 1960.  They settled in Jordan, and were blessed with five wonderful children, Jean, Margaret, Connie, James & Daniel.

When Rosie was 27, her mother died suddenly in a car accident.  Rosie was now the matriarch of her family and helped look after her younger siblings.  It was Rosie’s love and commitment that kept her family together during this difficult time. Rosie instilled the importance of family in her own children too.  They got together for many Sunday dinners with Grandpa Dan every week, and Rosie later continued this tradition at her home.

When her kids were young, Rosie worked part time as a substitute teacher so she could be home with the kids.  She also worked as a waitress at the Triangle Café and as a cashier at Target.  Rosie was also the bookkeeper for the Busch Farm Store.  Rosie was so organized and kept meticulous records.

She also kept wonderful records for her family.  Rosie always had her camera with her and was an avid scrapbooker.  Rosie was the family historian and knew when everyone’s birthday and anniversary was. She made sure everyone got a card on their birthday.  Rosie was the ultimate hostess.  She & Jim had the whole family over for every holiday.  Rosie made sure everyone was well fed and left her home with a treat.

In their free time, Rosie & Jim enjoyed going on little adventures together to Menards, the casino and up to the cabin with Butch & Gloria.  Rosie played a monthly game of Sheepshead, and she was a member of the same card club for 60 years.  Rosie enjoyed watching Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune and listening to WCCO Radio.  She was an active member of St. John’s church.  She served on the Parish Council and the St. John’s Luncheon Committee.  Rosie was a devout Catholic and a faithful woman.

The most important thing in Rosie’s life was her family.  She was at every game, play, concert, recital, baptism, confirmation, birthday & wedding.  Rosie never missed a family event.  Rosie had a huge heart and put everyone else before herself.

During the early morning hours of February 17, 2019, Rosie went home to Heaven.  She passed away in her home surrounded by her loving family.

Rosie will be remembered always by her children, Jean (Pete) Link, Margaret (Dennis) Hennen, Connie (Mark) Gill, James (Jennifer) Busch, Dan (Jolene) Busch; grandchildren, James (Jessica) Link, Ryan (Ashley Kramer) Link, Chrissy (Jeff) Lucas, Laura (Kyle) Theis, Lindsey (Nathan) Bigaouette, Adam (Stephanie) Gill, Kayla (Mike) Bartusek, Luke (Michaela Wermers) Busch, Sarah (Blake Honsey) Busch, Claire (Dustin) Peterson, Audrey Busch, Will Busch, Erin Busch; great-grandchildren, Jackson & Wyatt Link, Grady Link, Leah, Landon & Lily Lucas; Ruby & Hadley Theis, Joey Bigaouette, Audree Rose Gill, Addie Peterson; siblings, William (Donna Honza) Tikalsky, Robert (Joyce) Tikalsky, Joan Hruby Skluzacek, John (Trisha) Tikalsky, Donna Wright; sister-in-law, Helen Tikalsky; many nieces, nephews and other loving relatives & friends. Rosie was greeted in Heaven by her husband, James “Jim” Busch; parents; brother, Daniel Tikalsky, Jr..






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Condolence from The Allen Family on February 18th, 2019 1:40 pm

Sometimes there are no words that can really express the pain that we feel when someone so special leaves us. We extend our deepest condolences to Rosie’s family. May our Heavenly Father hear the prayers of your heart and grant you comfort and peace during this difficult time. 2 Corinthians 1:2-5. Our loving thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Brian Buesgens on February 18th, 2019 7:36 pm

So very sorry for your loss. May God hold her in his loving arms.

Condolence from Kim Hartman on February 18th, 2019 8:27 pm

To Rosie’s Family,

Extending our heartfelt sympathy to all of you on the loss of your mother, grandmother, sister and friend. What a difficult time this is for all of you. Rosie was truly a remarkable person. The way Rosie lived her daily life, extending love, compassion, and patience to everyone, leaves a wonderful legacy for all of you to remember her by. It was very apparent just how much Rosie loved her family and how special each of you were to her.

What a very difficult time this is for all of you. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.

The Vern Busch and Hartman families: Kent and Keith, Kim, Tim, Emily and Grace Hartman

Condolence from Kevin & Holly Vohnoutka on February 19th, 2019 5:21 am

Our deepest sympathy to Rosie’s family. We loved having her & Jim as neighbors. Rosie always had special treats for the boys at Halloween. She was the sweetest lady & we were blessed to know her.
Kevin & Holly Vohnoutka

Condolence from Myron and Laurie Jabs on February 19th, 2019 12:05 pm

Our deepest sympathy to Rosie’s family, I always loved visiting with Rosie

Condolence from Mary & Cliff Klehr on February 19th, 2019 12:07 pm

Dearest Busch Family,
We were so sorry to hear of Mom’s death.
Thank you for walking her home to eternal life for a life well lived! She was an amazing, faith filled woman with her kind & quiet, demeanor, big smile, the empathy, friendliness & love she shared for years for my parents & especially my mother in the garden next door!
We were at many baseball games together cheering on Jamie & my brother or singing with Jamie in The St John’s choir.
Thank you God for the good mother, friend, neighbor & church & community person she was!
Prayers & love as you grieve this loss & May you continue some of these rituals in your family lives!
What an awesome, simple life of love & wisdom she shared with you!

Some of these rituals in your family lives

Condolence from Ken & Rosella Kes on February 20th, 2019 12:55 pm

So sorry for your loss! We will be on vacation and unable to attend the funeral. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Michele Wolf on February 20th, 2019 5:20 pm

Jean, Margaret, Connie and Family – so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a wonderful lady! Sorry I cannot attend the visitation or funeral but will keep you all in my prayers!

Condolence from Bruce R. on February 20th, 2019 7:50 pm

My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends. May you find some comfort in the promise found in Revelation 21: 3-4 and 1 Thessalonians 4:14. Knowing that there is an opportunity to be reunited with loved ones.

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