Reverend Richard James Busk was born October 18, 1934 in Winner, SD to David and Mildred (Holm) Busk. He grew up in Mitchell where he graduated from high school. Richard served in the US Army from 1954 till 1956. He attended SDSU, Northwestern College in Orange City, IA, received his B.A. Degree from Sioux Falls College, Moody Bible Institute, graduate of DeVry School of Electronics in Chicago, IL and received his Masters of Theology Degree from Dubuque Presbyterian Seminary. On June 7, 1958 he married Renella Brande at East Side Presbyterian Church in Sioux Falls. Richard served for 38 years in 10 congregations as a Presbyterian minister in South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska. He retired in 1999.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Renella, daughter, Ruth Agman of Willmar MN, son, Robert (Colleen) Busk of Blair, NE, daughter, Sara (Scott) Hankel, Clara City, MN, one brother, David (LeNora) Busk of Madison, sister-in-law, Lou Ora Houk, Mitchell, seven grandchildren and two great grandchilddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Robert and sister, Helen DeCou.