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Wayne E. Busch

September 18, 2021

Wayne E. Busch passed away on September 18, 2021, at Presbyterian Manor in Newton, Kansas.

Wayne was born in Rugby, North Dakota on March 9, 1933 to John and Mary Busch. He finished his education at Minot State Teachers College and began his teaching career in Mott, North Dakota in 1961. He spent his entire career there as a junior high science teacher along with coaching physical education, driver education, and was principal of the junior high.

He was deeply involved at Trinity Lutheran Church, serving as president, treasurer, usher, teacher, and choir member. He continued to support his church even after moving to Omaha to be closer to his family.

Wayne was preceded in death by Joyce, his wife of 44 years, his parents, two sisters, a brother and granddaughter, Beth Lemke. He is survived by his loving daughters: Sharon (Stan) Lemke, Sandra (David) Kern, and Charlene (Stan) Herauf; six grandchildren: Dr. Stephanie Kern Schutte (Kyle), Dr. Jennifer Kern Tracy, Dr. Alysia Kern Lovgren (Jimmy), Amy Lemke, Carrie Lemke, and Derek Herauf; seven great-grandchildren: Melanie, Tyler, Ryan, and Cody Schutte, Brandon and Mariah Tracy; sisters Betty Nelson and Janice Knutson; and brothers Jerry Busch and Philip Busch.

Any memorials may be sent to Wayne’s favorite charities: Special Olympics and St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m., October 20, 2021 at Mott Cemetery in Mott, North Dakota.

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29 thoughts on “Wayne E. Busch

  1. I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He was always a favorite teacher of mine. Such a gentle man. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this very sad time.

  2. I am so sorry to hear this! Yes, he was my junior high science teacher, but also the father of my good friend Charlene. My thoughts and prayers go out for you all in this time of great loss.

  3. Dear girls…Sorry to hear about Wayne..
    We were neighbors in Mott for many years..my love,thoughts & prayers will be with you ..

  4. Dear girls…Sorry to hear about Wayne..
    We were neighbors in Mott for many years..my love,thoughts & prayers will be with you ..
    love to your families..❤️❤️❤️

  5. I am so sorry for your loss, Wayne was one of my favorite teachers. I really enjoyed his science class.

  6. Sorry to learn of “Mr. Busch’s” passing. He was a great teacher and set a wonderful example in church. My sympathies go out to all of you as you will surely miss your dad.

  7. So sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing – he was a beloved teacher and mentor. Prayers and sympathy to the entire family.

  8. Charlene, Sandy, and Sharon– I was sadden to hear of you father’s passing. Your Dad was an awesome man! He was a dedicated and sincere– great teacher for us in junior high, a real role model example to influence and shape all who learned under his supervision. Pray for God’s Peace and His Strength will carry you through these times and into His future.

  9. So sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of your dad as my teacher and a father figure for me. Please know of my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Sharon, Sandy, Charlene & family, I’m so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He was one of my favorite people and favorite teacher. Your family is in my prayers.

  11. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Busch. A memorable science/PE/drivers ed teacher and member of our church. Prayers and thoughts to family and friends.

  12. Sorry to hear of the loss of your Father. I remember him as a caring man and a wonderful science teacher in junior high.

  13. Very sorry to hear this. He was an awesome teacher and I feel blessed to have known him. Rest In Peace Mr. Busch.

  14. Sharon, Sandy, Charlene,
    I have treasure trove of memories of your dad and of your entire family. Our parents were good friends and the families did many activities as a unit. My love and prayers to all of you.
    Sandy(Johnson) Brunelle

  15. Sorry to hear of Mr.Busch passing! What a gentleman! I will always thunk about him when I’m enjoying a piece of chocolate! He once told me he could eat chocolate for breakfast and sometimes he did! I gave him a Jayhawk stocking cap to keep his head warm and he wore it proudly! He will be missed by his family his daughters took special care of him! you could tell he was loved by them!thanks for sharing him with us for so long!!

  16. I remember him as a science teacher, but mostly as the junior high study hall teacher/principal , his desk was on the platform overlooking study hall. He kept everything in order! A fine man for sure!

  17. Sorry to hear of his passing. I have fond memories of him from jr. highyears. He was a special man.

  18. Sorry to hear of Mr. Busch’s passing. My husband and I both had the opportunity to teach with him in Mott. I remember him to be a very kind man.

  19. Sorry for the loss of Mr Busch. Was a great educator and a wonderful friend of my mom and dad. RIP Wayne

  20. So sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Busch. He was one of my favorite teachers. I remember Joyce and Wayne at the Holiday House every Sunday.

  21. My sympathies for your loss. Mr. Busch was a wonderful teacher and a kind man. My thoughts and prayers are with all who are mourning his passing.

  22. Mr. Busch was a world class teacher, a model citizen and a treasure to his church.

    Thank you, to his family, for sharing him with so many students and friends. May he forever be at rest. ❤️‍🩹

  23. Condolences to the Busch girls and families. Your dad was a very good teacher who made a big impression at a tender age.

  24. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We all have wonderful memories of Mr. Busch. We can all tell our own stories. He came in 61 while I was still in high school and he had all three of my kids. What I do know is he cared about his students. As a parent, I consider, Mr. Busch to be one of those special teachers who would go out of his way to help. He will be missed, the world needs more people like Wayne. My condolences and I am so sorry for your loss.

  25. Sharon, Sandra, & classmate Charlene and families. Sorry to hear the passing of Wayne. Or as most of us knew him as Mr. Busch. Just a wonderful man, teacher, and very active in the church. I’ll never forget the countless evenings spent at the house and the popcorn was the best! My condolences to all!

  26. I so enjoyed having Mr Busch as a teacher, he was stern but didn’t yell at us so much. And both Wayne and Joyce dedicated Christians, always deeply involved with church. So blessed to have known him!

  27. Charlene, Sandy, Sharon, and family. Words can’t express what’s in my heart right now with the loss of your dad. Your family has been such an important part of my upbringing; I am deeply indebted to all of you. Take care, and I hope to see all of you soon.

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