Joanne C. Busch, age 77, Springfield, passed away on the evening of Thursday, September the 7th 2017, after a brief stay at Maples Health and Rehabilitation Center and Mercy Hospital.
She was born 5/23/1940 in Garner, Iowa to George and Josephine Klesel. She attended school in Garner and furthered her education in nursing. She worked as a telephone operator at Northwestern Bell and at the Charles City Press as a circulation manager. On 05/9/1964, in Garner, she married Jim Busch, her loving husband of 35 years, and together they had 2 sons. They were very involved with the church, teaching CCD classes and Pre-Cana. Later, they retired to lake Pomme de Terre in Missouri. After Jim's death she moved to Springfield, Missouri. She continued to be involved with the church throughout her life. She enjoyed taking care of her flowers and collecting birdhouses, and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
She now joins in Heaven her loving husband Jim, her parents, and brother, Bob Klesel.
She is survived by 2 sons, Steve Busch (and wife Rachelle), Tim Busch (and wife Kate); 5 grandchildren, Aaron (and wife Loren), Austin, William, Bethany, and Tiffany; 1 great-grandchild, Jayden; brothers George, Frank, and John; Sister Barb; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2017 in Immaculate Conception Parish with Father Tom (or Rev. Thomas Kiefer).
nterment and graveside services will be held at Sunnyside Memory Gardens in Charles City, Iowa at a later date.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross at redcross.org
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