Harlan D. “Smokey” Busch, 83, of Oxford Junction passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.
A graveside service will be held at a later date at the Mayflower Cemetery in Oxford Junction. Dawson Funeral Services of Oxford Junction is assisting the family at this time.
Harlan Dean was born on August 10, 1937 in Lost Nation, Iowa to Alden and Minnie (Fischer) Busch. He graduated from Oxford Junction High School in 1956. After graduating he faithfully and honorably served in the United States Air Force as an airplane mechanic from 1956-1960. In 1963 he married the love of his life Lawretta Kuehl at St. Mark’s Church in Oxford Junction. For many years Smokey was a mechanic and specialized on Case IH tractors. He is a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Oxford Junction, a former City Council Member and formerly a volunteer firefighter. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and putting around the house constructing many things over the years.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of over 57 years Lawretta, four sons; Rob Busch, Matt Busch both of Oxford Junction, Corrie (Melissa) Busch of Madison, Wisconsin, Chris (Sherrie) Busch of Cedar Rapids, ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister Ruth Starling.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to his family in his honor.
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