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Audrey D. Busch

Audrey Dorothea (Eggert) Busch went to her eternal rest on Thursday, July 9, 2015, having attained the age of 88 years. While her daughters, Pamela and Merry, sang “In the Garden,”Audrey took her last soft breath and joined her heavenly family with Jesus.

Audrey was born at her parents’ home on March 6, 1927, in Oconto Falls, daughter of the late Michial and Sarahphine (Ratz) Eggert. She was born again in the waters of Holy Baptism on April 15, 1927, in Gillett, the Rev. D. C. Markworth officiating. Audrey was confirmed on April 6, 1941, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Bonduel, by the Rev. Walter J. Plischke.

Audrey attended school in the Gillett and Shawano area. In her younger years, she was employed as a live-in maid for the Chaimson family in Shawano. On June 1, 1946, Audrey was united in marriage to Luther John Busch at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Bonduel, with the Rev. Walter Plischke officiating. She spent most of her life farming with Luther outside of Zachow and raising four children. After selling the farm in 1974, Audrey continued her education and became a nurse’s aid and worked many years at various Shawano nursing homes.

Audrey is survived by her four children, John Busch, Pamela (Robert) Bonnin, David Busch and Merry (Doug) Suring; 13 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Also survived by two sisters, Violet Busch and Maggie Heuer; one brother, Kenneth (Mavis) Eggert; sisters-in-law, Esther Gartland and Elsie (Dick) Gruenewald.

She was preceded in death by Luther, her husband of 56 years; a daughter-in-law, Carol Busch; one grandchild; one great-grandson; a brother, Donald (Shirley) Eggert; two sisters, Altibel Stern/Reinke and Arthea (Leonard) Bonnin; brothers-in-law, Martin Busch and Ron Heuer; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Lydia (Victor) Bittner, Ruth (Gerry) Buelow, Cordula (Ray) Jensen, Paul (Dorothy) Busch, Irv Gartland.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 13, 2015, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Town of Washington (W4496 County Road E), with the Rev. Steven Pockat officiating. Family and friends may call on Monday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, Zachow.

Zastrow Funeral Home in Cecil is assisting the family.

The lovely perennial flowers she planted and nurtured over the years live on as a reminder to her family and friends of the great love and beauty that was her life.