Ronald Gene Buss



Ronald Gene Buss passed away at his home on May 8, 2024 at the age of 78 with his wife and son by his side under the tender care of Heartland Hospice.

Ron was born on March 29, 1946 to Leslie and Eva (Kangas) Buss in Stanley and graduated from Owen-Withee High School in 1964. He married Carole (Hansen) on April 30, 1966 in Bessemer, MI and they spent 58 wonderful years together. They had two children, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Ron farmed most of his life and especially enjoyed spring plowing. In his retirement, he enjoyed running errands with his Mennonite neighbors and was proud of his lawn work. Throughout his life he liked being in the woods, bow hunting, four-wheeling, snowmobiling, tinkering in the garage, and his blue tractors. Ron went to Canada fishing with family and friends and had fond memories of those many trips.

Ron is survived by his wife Carole; his daughter, Marit Mueller; his son, Jeremy (Julie); four grandchildren Nathan, Naomi, Logan, and Makenna and one great-granddaughter, Hunter. He is further survived by his sister, Kathi (Winton) Voetmann; a bonus child, Benjamin (Carin) Regner and their children, Arthur, Elijah and Barrett and his dog Stormi.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Eva; his sister, Karen, his in-laws Harry B. and Roselyn M. Hansen, and his beloved dogs Sophie and Connor.

He is and will be very missed and will always be remembered for his love and sense of humor.

Ron and Carole always joked about who got to go first, and Ron can now officially say, "I won."

At Ron's request, no services will be held. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen is entrusted with the arrangements.

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