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SS Peter and Paul Church
Thursday January 7th, 2021

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Edwin M. Buescher

Edwin M. Buescher, 98, of Waterloo, IL, died December 31, 2020, in Waterloo, IL. He was born December 2, 1922, in Venedy, IL.

He is survived by his wife Katharine M. Buescher nee Sweetin; children Deanna (James) Kassing, Michael (Linda) Buescher, Joseph (Renee) Buescher, and Robert (Suzanne) Buescher; grandchildren Daniel (Melanie) Kassing and Sarah Kassing, Kelly (Kevin) Bollman, Shannon (Jeffrey) Gastreich, Michelle (Elijah) Marley, Marissa Buescher, Cole (fiancé Elizabeth Rill) Buescher, Samuel Buescher, Katharine A. Buescher, Andrew Buescher, Benjamin Buescher, Nicholas Buescher; great grandchildren Zachary Bollman, Liliana Bollman, Stella Gastreich, Phoebe Marley, & Brooks Marley; siblings Lydia Bellm, Verena "Jackie" Hankins, Omer (Marie) Buescher, and Dolores Wangerin; siblings-in-law Celeste Buescher and Jerri Sweetin.

Edwin is preceded in death by his parents Leo John & Catherine Wilhelmina (nee Sommer) Buescher; brother Raymond Buescher; sister Aurelia Hummert and Elizabeth Moats; brother-in-law Elmer Hummert, Roland Bellm, William Moats, Raymond Hankins, Donald Wangerin, and Stephen I. Sweetin, Jr.

He was a member of SS Peter & Paul Church - Waterloo, Althoff Fathers and Friends Club, retired from Scott Air Force Base, a school bus driver at Belleville and Waterloo after retirement, and a US Army Veteran.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Althoff Catholic High School, SS Peter and Paul Church - Waterloo, or Hospice of Southern Illinois

9:30 AM until time of service Thursday, January 7, 2021 at SS Peter & Paul Church

Funeral Mass:
10:30 AM Thursday, January 7, 2021 at SS Peter & Paul Church in Waterloo, IL
Father Linus Umoren C.M. officiating
Interment at Green Mount Cemetery in Belleville, IL

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Our love to the family. So many farm adventures, so many spirited games of pinochle in grandmas dining room!

Jeff and Yvette Sweeney Jan 6 2021 12:00 AM

Omer and I have you in our thoughts and prayers. Wish we could be there to celebrate Eds life with all of you.

Omer and Marie Buescher Jan 6 2021 12:00 AM

Our deepest condolences to Eddie and his family. Eddie worked for my father in St. Libory when I was growing up and as we were cousins I spent many times at his home during harvest time and at family gatherings. Later there were also many cousin parties which we attended whenever possible. All great memories. He will be sorely missed. We are sorry that we cannot attend the funeral as distance precludes our attendance. May God bless you all.

Joseph and Franca Rutter Jan 5 2021 12:00 AM

I only knew Mr. Buescher from seeing him around town and him being a customer at Schnucks, where I worked. He always had a smile and a pleasant conversation with us and everyone he met. What a kind, gentle man. He will be missed, but surely enjoying his heavenly reward. Our sympathies to his wife and family. Judy Matzenbacher

Judy Matzenbacher Jan 5 2021 12:00 AM

Kay, Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Ed was such a wonderful man. Praying that God will comfort you and your family and give you strength during this difficult time.

Linda and Jim Steiner Jan 3 2021 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy.
ED was a fine man.
Keeping you in our prayers.
Kris wittenauer
And family

Kris wittenauer Jan 1 2021 12:00 AM