Reverend Richard James Busk

Dates

October 18, 1934 - January 28, 2016

Obituary

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.


Visitation(s)

Date
Friday, February 5, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location
First Presbyterian Church
500 East 5th
Mitchell, South Dakota

Service

Date
Friday, February 5, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Location
First Presbyterian Church
500 East 5th
Mitchell, South Dakota

Cemetery

Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota


Posted by Gloria (Dammer) Beutler on February 5, 2016
Rev. Busk married us and served our extended family faithfully in the little Twin Brooks Presbyterian Church. He will be fondly remembered.
Posted by Bob Busk on February 4, 2016
Thanks so much for your comments. Kip, he thought the world of you and your "wise beyond your years" attitude. Bob, it was one of his great accomplishments in life to run the clock at all those games. Thanks to all!
Posted by Kip and Tina Cameron on February 3, 2016
so sorry to hear.. What a fine man. He baptized our boys and was a huge part of our community for years. Sending thoughts and prayers to your family.
Posted by Bob Tennis on February 3, 2016
Rev. Busk ran the clock for all the wolves basketball games at Wilmot.for many years. I still remember one night Rev Busk did not say a lot during the game but he felt the mighty wolves were being wronged. The ref came over to the score keeper to report a file Rev Busk said call it both ways the ref turned to me and said one more word out of him he is gone. I finally got Rev Busk to see he could not do that as an official at the game. He was probably right but no way did I want to run the clock. He lived beside our house in Wilmot and the family was a very caring devoted family I had Bob and Sara in school and knew Ruth. Rev Busk also attended some events at Big Coulee with the school people as he was friends with Rev Keen and had worked on reservations before. A very good man.
Posted by Nicole Paetow on February 2, 2016
Uncle Dick was such a kind, funny, loving man! He always had a smile on his face and love in his heart!!! I hold many fun memories in my heart...my favorite being our Busk Christmas's usually held over New Years.

It doesn't matter the length of time we get to keep our loved ones...saying good bye for now is never fun! I do know my Grandma Helen was waiting with open arms along with Uncle Bob and Cindy along with many others!

HUGS to all!!! Love you
Nikki and family
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