Roger Glenn BussNovember 28, 1931 ~ May 19, 2017 (age 85)
Roger Glenn Buss, 85, of the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, formerly of Clayton, died at 8:12 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017 at the home.
Born November 28, 1931, in Quincy, Glenn was a son of Menhard J. and Kate H. Gronewold Buss. He was baptized on December 20, 1931, confirmed in May of 1945 and married Etta Kathryn Tripp on July 24, 1955, all at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Golden by Rev. W.K. Braun. She preceded him in death on April 29, 1984. He later married Janice J. Hanke Nall on November 1, 1985 at the Clayton Christian Church. She preceded him in death on October 6, 2016.
Glenn attended one room country grade schools at Franklin and Colpitt. He graduated from Clayton High School as a member of the first graduating class of Central School District in 1949. He was an active member of the Clayton Lions Club, served on the Clayton Township Board as trustee and clerk for 38 years, served on the Clayton Fire Protection District Board, was a member of the Clayton American Legion Post #286 for 62 years, served on the Clayton Southside Cemetery Board, and was also a volunteer ambulance driver.
Mr. Buss was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Clayton where he was active with the Lutheran Laymans League. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
Glenn farmed until 1966, then began a successful career with Moorman Manufacturing on January 30, 1967 as a feed salesman until his retirement on April 30, 1994. He also assisted the Hamilton Funeral Home for over 30 years.
Most recently, Glenn served as the treasurer for the Clayton Area Veterans Memorial and was honored to cut the ribbon for the presentation on Memorial Day weekend of May 2016.
Glenn truly cherished his family, all of which are avid St. Louis Cardinal fans, with the exception of his two sons (Cubs fans) and a son in law (a Pirates fan), which garnered a lot of teasing over the years of why the girls were his "favorites".
He enjoyed woodworking and camping, and was an extensive traveler visiting 49 of the 50 states and over ten foreign countries.
Surviving are his children, Sherry Moore (Steve), Camp Point, Gary Buss (Janie), Golden, Carolyn Ware (Duane), Camp Point, and Marilyn Buss (Joy Campbell), Hannibal, MO.; four step children, Michael Nall (Martha), Camp Point, Terry Nall (Linda), Quincy, Jerry Nall (Jill), Clayton, Brenda Althoff (Joe), Palmyra, MO.; 17 grandchildren, Conrad (Brooke) Moore, Leanne Moore, Jon Moore, Sarah (Josh) Beck, Katelyn (Brandon) Ihrig, Kristen Moore, Ashley (Nick) Dearwester, Katy Buss, Taylor Buss, Alyssa (Mick) Gooding, Andrea (Ian) Foss, Austin Bruns, Mikayla Janssen (Josh Jennings), Lynnea Janssen, Sharadyn Janssen, Arabella Campbell, and Kessler Campbell; 11 step grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; one step great grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Darrell Roger Buss; three sisters, Verna, Irma, and Irene, and a brother Melvin.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Clayton by the Rev. Kirk Cunningham. Burial with military honors by Clayton American Legion Post #286 will follow South Side Cemetery in Clayton.
Visitation will be held Monday evening from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Clayton.
Memorials may be made to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Clayton American Legion, or the Illinois Veterans Home Activity Fund.
The Hamilton Funeral Home in Clayton is handling the arrangements.