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Richard A. Bussing Sr.

June 1, 1931 ~ May 13, 2021 (age 89)


Richard A. Bussing Sr., age 89 of Defiance, passed away on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at The Laurels of Defiance.   
He was born on June 1, 1931 to the late George and Marguerite (Steel) Bussing in Defiance, Ohio. On August 6, 1952 he married Clarella (Hoover) Bussing, who preceded him in death on May 1, 1985.  
Richard proudly served our country in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War. He worked for over 40 years at Compos Corporation until his retirement in 1995. In his leisure time he enjoyed working outdoors and gardening. Richard was very proud of his children and their accomplishments. He will be sadly missed by his family and many good friends.
Richard is survived by his son, Richard (Patricia) Bussing, Jr. of Defiance, and daughters, Sandra (Harold) Lindeman and Lisa Puckett, all of Defiance. He also leaves behind eight grandchildren; Michael Lindeman, Jason Lindeman, Christina Westfall, Samantha Bussing, Joshua Bussing, Steven Duryea, Brock Leatherman, and Zach Leatherman, six great-grandchildren; Kourtney Lindeman, Harley Lindeman, Kyleigh Westfall, Gavin Bussing, Jack Bussing, and Alexa Duryea, his brother Michael (Pam) Bussing of Fayette, OH, and sisters, Shirley (Dallas) Andrews of Napoleon, Carol Brown of Oakwood, and Pam (Paul) Miller of Paulding. 
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara Smith, his brothers, George, Robert and Paul Bussing, and sisters Rosemary Yoh, Betty Blevins, Patricia Miller, and Janice Bussing.

Burial will be held at a later date. Schaffer Funeral Home was honored to assist the family with arrangements.

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