Willard D. Buss

Born: Sat., Mar. 29, 1930
Died: Fri., Nov. 4, 2016


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Nov. 07, 2016
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Tue., Nov. 08, 2016
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   Willard D. Buss, 86, of Quincy, died at 9:58 pm Friday (November 4, 2016) in his home surrounded by his loving family.

   Born March 29, 1930 in Clayton, Illinois,  Willard was the son of  Henry and Daisy Gieker Buss.  He married Geraldine Cramsey on July 3, 1954. She preceded him in death on July 27, 2000.

   Mr. Buss served his country as a Sergeant in the U. S. Army during the Korean War, stationed in Germany.

   Willard was a devoted family man who loved the time he spent with them, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was active with the Boy Scouts of America as an assitant leader for Troop 9 while his sons were in Scouts. An avid hunter and fisherman, Willard was a member of the North Side Boat Club and the local Bass Club. He also enjoyed trap shooting and cooking, but his passion was woodcarving. Willard was well known for the many perpetual crosses he carved and gave away to friends and family.

   Willard was employed at the International Shoe Factory, Motorola and worked in construction for many years. He was last employed as a painter for St. Mary Hospital in Quincy until his retirement.

   Survivors include four children, Kevin Buss (Pamela) of Quincy,  Mary Thompson (Lindy) of Liberty, IL, Karolyn Buss of Quincy and Kyle Buss of Quincy; seven grandchildren, Tonya Buss of Quincy, Chad Harper of Quincy, Devin Buss (Heather) of Burton, IL, Kraig Buss of Quincy, Tyler Allison of Quincy, Gavin Buss of Quincy and Lindsay Thompson (Ira Huff) of  Phoenix, AZ; eleven great grandchildren, Sierra, Kelsey, Ava, Jordyn, Harper, Mackenzie, Madison, Macey, Declan, Daxton and Hannah; a brother, Albert Buss (Sharon) of Quincy; two sisters, Glendora Dieterle of Camp Point, IL and Barb Pickett (Dave) of Chehalis, WA; many loving nieces and nephews; and his pet dachshund and best friend, Baylee.

   Mr. Buss was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Geraldine; and two brothers,  Gilbert Buss and his twin brother in infancy, Eugene Franklin Buss.

   Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.  Burial with Military Honors by Quincy American Legion Post No. 37 and the Illinois National Guard Funeral Honors Detail will be in Calvary Cemetery.

   Visitation will be Monday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 and Tuesday morning from 9:30 until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the Blessing Foundation for Hospice or the Great River Honor Flight..

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Connie baker
   Posted Sat November 05, 2016
So sorry to hear about him. I think he went to living water church he was a very special person condolences to all his family

Don Benz
   Posted Mon November 07, 2016
Kevin and Family - I am sorry for your loss - I wish you peace

Russell Hess Sr.
   Posted Mon November 07, 2016
Dear Family, So sorry to hear of your loss, Willard was truly a unique individual with many skills and natural talents. The many years we worked together I was blessed on several occasion to enjoy is cooking ability special with wild game. We build a bond together in our working together and His pleasant demeanor will always be remembered and cherished. Please etched in your minds this wonderful truth according to God's Holy Word; we will meet again. Place your trust in the one who holds Life and Death in his might hands, and with His children there s LIFE! Peace....be with you all!

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