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November 24, 1952 – Saturday, January 5, 2013

Service Information
Church of St. Francis in Buffalo, MN
Thursday, January 10, 2013
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
4-8 P.M.

Steven Joseph “Joe”. Buschel, age 60, of Buffalo, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend passed away on Saturday, January 5th, 2013 at home surrounded by his family.

He was born on November 24, 1952 in Buffalo the son of Herman & Margaret Serie Buschel.

Steven served briefly in The United States Marine Corp.

On November 17, 1973, Steven J. Buschel and Mary C. Holthaus were joined in holy marriage at St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo. God blessed their marriage with five children.

He was formerly employed as a meat cutter and currently at Klatt True Value in Buffalo.

Steven enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons and grandchildren, woodworking, attending auctions, flea markets and antiquing. He was a very personable and socialable man with a great sense of humor, a dreamer. He was a handyman, repaired screens. He loved country western music and movies especially John Wayne. He also enjoyed playing cards with family. He was a volunteer at Catholic Charities and Love Inc. and enjoyed serving others. He was a man of honesty & humility who loved God.
He was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo and a member of The Knights of Columbus (3rd Degree).

He will be greatly missed by many!

Survived by his wife of thirty nine years: Mary C. Buschel; children: Rose Buschel, Tonya (Ramon) Vega, Joseph (Christine) Buschel, Charles (Chantell Lee) Buschel and Daniel Buschel; nine grandchildren: Dannaliz , Jonathan , Ramon Jr. and Isabella Vega; Skylee, Braydon Alannah Buschel, Brandon Buschel and Angelina Buschel; brothers and a sister: Robert (Joan) Buschel, Donna (Willard) Swanson, Bill (Linda) Buschel and James (Noreen) Buschel; mother-in-law: Irmina Holthaus; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents: Herman & Margaret Buschel, a brother: Richard Buschel, sisters-in-law: Corrine Buschel and Kay Buschel, brother-in-law: Stephen Foster and by his father-in-law: Fred Holthaus.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Steven Buschel will be held on Thursday, January 10th at 11:00 A.M. at The Church of St. Francis in Buffalo. Father David Hennen will be the Celebrant.

Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 9th AT THE CHURCH from 4-8 P.M. Further visitation at the Church on Thursday morning one hour prior to Mass.

Casket Bearers will be Joseph Buschel, Charles Buschel, Daniel Buschel, Ramon Vega, Jonathan Vega, Ramon Vega Jr., Greg Donovan, Jerry Utecht, Keith Swanson and Josh Buschel.

Serving the family…The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made to

13 Guestbook Entries

  1. Dawn Kiefer

    You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. Sorry I will not be able to stop by, because I leave for California on Tuesday. I hope you feel some comfort knowing he is now in the Lord’s hands.

  2. pam schendel

    Rose, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. My sympathies to you and your family.

  3. Bev Dehmer

    Rosie, I was so sorry to hear that your dad had passed away Saturday evening. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Sheila Vollbrecht

    Mary; I am so very sorry to hear of your husbands passing. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  5. Teri Lachermeier

    So sorry to hear about Steve. He was an amazing man and will truly be missed! Praying for the entire family during this difficult time! May God Bless all of you!

  6. Greg & Colleen Donovan

    Farewell to a “wonderful & caring long time family friend”. We miss you already. Joe had many childhood stories to tell & Greg was usually involved in every story (along with other neighborhood boys!) Joe touched the lives of so many people thru the years. What a great sense of humor he had. Our thoughts & prayers are with the Buschel family. THANKS…for the memories “Stephen Joseph Buschel” (as Greg would say!)

  7. Mari Hughes & Family

    Sorry for your loss. Steve will be missed. Such a nice guy to work with, he’s at peace now. Mari

  8. Shelly Swenson

    Joey, my friend. The laughs and freedom we lived. Until we meet again for beer and cake for breakfast.

  9. Ana Leal Campanario

    Steve will always be my American father and will always occupy a very important place in my heart. I wish I was able to be with my American family these hard days, but the distance makes it impossible. The Buschel family is always in my thoughts.
    Love, Ana Leal Campanario
    Sevilla, Spain

  10. Alise Zachman

    Mary,Julie and Family; So sorry to hear about Steve. My thoughts and prayers ate with you all.

  11. Barbara Erickson

    Mary and family; so sorry to hear about Steve. You have my prayers for strength in this time of sadness.

  12. Lynn Erickson Sowders

    Dear Mary and family; Thinking of you all and sending my deepest sympathy. Joe was a great guy and always will be remembered dearly. Miss you all dearly. Lynn

  13. Gail Stanley

    We returned from a short vacation and saw in the DC paper that Steve had passed away. We wanted to send our deepest sympathy. May it be some of some small comfort to know that family and friends send you their thoughts and prayers. Gary and Gail Stanley


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