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In Memory of Gene E. Bussewitz


February 19, 1947 - September 26, 2022

Gene Bussewitz, son of Alfred Bussewitz and Pearl (Dunemann) Bussewitz, was born in Amery, WI on February 19, 1947, along with his identical twin brother John.

He attended Turtle Lake Schools and graduated from high school in 1965, attended University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and graduated with a B.S. in Accounting in 1969. In January 1969 he enlisted in the Peace Corp. In April 1970 he was inducted into the military and served in the US Army and was honorably discharged in October of 1971. Gene began his career in Minneapolis for a non-profit and in 1975 he joined Verizon/GTE which began his 27-year telecommunications accounting career. After 3 years of early retirement, he went back to work for Chibardun/Mosaic where he stayed for 10 more years. He officially retired to Cumberland, WI where he enjoyed a life of traveling, playing golf, pontooning, gardening, and spending time with his family. Church was always at the forefront, and according to Gene, “Life is busy, life is certainly hectic, but ‘too busy’ for God has not been an option for my callings. Volunteering and serving where I am qualified makes me feel good, keeps me active, and allows me to be at peace with the One”.

Survived by wife: of 39 years, Connie (Chubb) Bussewitz; children: Paige (Mark Kirkeby) Johnson of Minneapolis, MN; Zach Bussewitz of Estes Park, CO; Thor Bussewitz of Madison, WI; grandchildren: Orion Peytchev-Bussewitz; Kaiya Peytcheva-Bussewitz; Roscoe Colt; siblings: Morris (Percy) Bussewitz; sister-in-law: Diane Bussewitz; numerous nieces, nephews and good friends.

Preceded in death by parents: Alfred and Pearl (Dunemann) Bussewitz; siblings, Bev (Max) Owens, John Bussewitz

Visitation held at the Skinner Funeral Home, 1245 1st Avenue, Cumberland, WI on September 29, 2022 from 4-7pm

Memorial Service held at First Lutheran Church, 1180 8th Avenue, Cumberland WI on September 30, 2022 at 11am with luncheon to follow. Visitation an hour before service. Gene’s memorial service will be live streamed via the First Lutheran Church Facebook page.

Internment will be held at a later date at Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial, N4063 Veterans Way, Spooner, WI.

Honorary pallbearers are nephews: Jeff Owens, Mike Bussewitz, Kurt Bussewitz, Jonathan Bussewitz, Brandon Bussewitz, William Chubb, Brian Cloyd, Shawn Cloyd, Richard Cloyd.

Last Update: Sep 29, 2022 2:28 pm CDT

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