Gerald J. “Jerry” Buss, 80, of Golden passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2016 in the Golden Good Shepherd Home in Golden.
Jerry was born on May 12, 1936 in Golden to the late John J. and Rosa (Weerts) Buss. He married Joyce May Post on February 9, 1958 in Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Golden. Joyce survives of Golden.
Jerry attended Union Three grade School, Golden Grade School and graduated from Golden High School. He served in the Navy Reserves for 8 years. He was a lifelong farmer and drove a truck for Sharkey Transportation for over 23 years. Jerry was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Golden and was a youth sponsor for several years for the LYO. He was a member of the Golden Lions Club, Golden Good Shepherd Board, a volunteer bus driver for the Golden Good Shepherd Home and for over 50 years he played taps for Military Funerals.
Surviving are two sons, Andrew G. Buss of Golden, Philip G. (Kim) Buss of O’Fallon, Mo., two grandchildren, Sophie and Eli Buss both of O’Fallon, Mo., One brother, Lloyd (Betty Jo) Buss of Rochester Hills, MI., two sisters, Rose Marie Ufkes of Yuba City, CA., Joleen M. Gleesman of Vernon Hills and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother in infancy, Harold Buss.
Services will be 11:30 A.M. on Saturday, May 28, 2016 in Trinity Lutheran Church in Golden with Reverend Brad Eidson officiating. Interment will be in Golden Memorial Gardens in Golden. Visitation will be from 9:30 A.M until the time of services on Saturday, May 28, 2016 in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Golden. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Golden Good Shepherd Home, Blessing Foundation for Hospice or Trinity Lutheran Church. You are invited to share memories of Jerry and leave condolences at www.hunterfuneralhomes.com
Golden Good Shepherd Home
Blessing Foundation for Hospice
Trinity Lutheran Church