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Richard F. "Dick" Bussan

September 28, 1937 ~ October 15, 2019 (age 82)


Richard F. “Dick” Bussan, 82, of Geneseo, passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at his home in Apache Junction, AZ.  Cremation rites have been coordinated by Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory, Geneseo Chapel.  Private services will be held at a later date.  Memorials may be directed to Richard F. Bussan Memorial Fund.


Richard was born on September 28, 1937, the son of Vincent and Lynette (Swift) Bussan, in Dubuque, IA. He married his “Babe”, Carolyn Muehleip on November 28, 1959, in Galena, IL.  They were married for almost 60 years.  He was employed his entire career with IDOT as a maintenance field engineer.  Richard enjoyed hunting and socializing with friends on the family farm in Scales Mound, IL. After retirement, he spent winters in Apache Junction.  He enjoyed golfing, billiards, and shuffling with his many friends.  He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Purdue Boilermaker fan and enjoyed watching sports.


Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Carolyn; daughter, Teresa (Eric) Ebert, grandchildren, Chelsea (Grant) Shaw and Matthew; son, Marc (Julie) Bussan, grandchildren, Ian, Josh, and Rachel; son, Eric Bussan; son, Kevin Bussan, and  grandson, Michael; son, David Bussan; and sisters, Janet (Jerry) Seger, and Elizabeth Murphy.


Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Vincent and Lynette Bussan, his brother, Terry Bussan, and his granddaughter, Angela Ebert.


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